Tamarack Welcomes New GlideWear Distributor Serving Portugal

Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN USA) welcomes Padrao Ortopedico as the company’s newest GlideWear shear protection product line distributor, serving the orthotic, prosthetic, and podiatric industries across Portugal.

SOCIEDADE REPRESENTAÇÕES v4 [Converted]Padrao Ortopedico

Website: http://www.padrao-ortopedico.com

Phone: (22) 906 51 48, (22) 906 51 49

Contact Name: Carlos Quelhas

GlideWear products feature a unique, patented dual-layer fabric technology sewn strategically into at-risk zones within socks, undershorts, wheelchair cushion covers, pillowcases and other devices, to protect the user from pressure injuries (commonly referred to as bedsores) due to friction & shear.

To view the entire line of GlideWear shear protection products, click here.

Contact Carlos at Padrao Ortopedico (Portugal) to request a presentation or more information about the GlideWear product line.

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2016 Orthotic, Prosthetic, Pedorthic Trade Show Schedule

To assist with planning your 2016 O&P Industry conference planning, we’ve compiled a list of events, dates, and locations for you.

If you find this information useful, we appreciate if you’d share the link with your colleagues by email and social media.

Event Date Location
Hanger Education Fair 1-6 February 2016 Las Vegas, Nevada
Rehab Science & Technology Update 7-10 February 2016 Tel-Aviv, Israel
22nd OPAI National Conference 12-14 February 2016 New Delhi, India
Academy Annual Meeting & Symposium 9-12 March 2016 Orlando, Florida
2016 Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of New Zealand Annual Meeting 18-19 March 2016 Napier, New Zealand
BAPO Conference 2016 18-20 March 2016 Coventry, UK
PrimeFare West 2016 20-21 March 2016 Denver, Colorado
Annual Congress in Technical Orthopedics 27-29 March 2015 Germany
Rehacare & Orthopedic China 2016 25-27 March 2016 Guangzhou, China
Northwest Chapter AAOP Meeting 7-9 April 2016 Bellevue, Washington
Texas Chapter AAOP Meeting 7-9 April 2016 Dallas, Texas
ACPOC 2016 Annual Meeting 13-16 April 2016 Broomfield, Colorado
Ohio Chapter AAOP Meeting 15-16 April 2016 Columbus, Ohio
Jahreskongress Technische Orthopädie 15-17 April 2016 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Georgia Chapter AAOP Meeting 21-23 April 2016 Atlanta, Georgia
PrimeFare Central 2016 22-23 April 2016 Tulsa, Oklahoma
OTWorld 2016 3-6 May 2016 Leipzig, Germany
WOMOPA Annual Meeting 12-14 May 2016 Reno, Nevada
New York State Chapter AAOP Meeting 11-13 May 2016 Albany, New York
Pennsylvania Chapter AAOP Meeting 12-14 May 2016 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
IAAPOC Annual Meeting 19-21 May 2016 Memphis, Tennessee
SOSORT-IRSSD Combined Meeting 25-28 May 2016 Alberta, Canada
10th ISPRM World Congress 29 May-2 June 2016 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Louisiana Association State Meeting 2-4 June 2016 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Amputee Coalition National Conference 9-11 June 2016 Greensboro, North Carolina
PrimeFare East 2016 24-25 June 2016 Nashville, Tennessee
APMA-PFA Combined Meeting 14-17 July 2016 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Florida Chapter AAOP Meeting 14-16 July 2016 Orlando, Florida
Texas Chapter AAOP Meeting 12-13 August 2016 San Antonio, Texas
Virginia Chapter AAOP Meeting 18-20 August 2016 Reston, Virginia
AOPA National Assembly 2016 8-11 September 2016 Boston, Massachusetts
Northern Plains Chapter AAOP Meeting 13-14 October 2016
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tennessee Chapter AAOP Meeting 6-8 October 2016 Nashville, Tennessee
NC/SC Chapter AAOP Meeting TBD TBD
New England Chapter AAOP Meeting TBD TBD
Midwest Chapter AAOP Meeting 3-5 November 2016 Rosemont, Illinois
New Jersey Chapter AAOP Meeting 9-11 November 2016 Atlantic City, New Jersey

If you find that we’ve missed any national or international O&P trade events or have made any errors, please contact us.

Tamarack Habilitation Technologies and Knit-Rite Announce Strategic Partnership

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(January 12, 2016) Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN USA) and Knit-Rite, Inc (Kansas City, Kansas, USA) are pleased to announce a strategic supply partnership to deliver a new line of skin protection options for patients using orthotic-prosthetic and complex rehab technologies.

The first major initiative between the two organizations begins this January with the launch of a new line of GlideWear® SmartKnit® Seamless Shear Protection Socks and an Above-Knee Brim Sheath, hybrid products from Tamarack featuring Knit-Rite’s proprietary SmartKnit® technology and Tamarack’s patented GlideWear® low friction fabric technology.

“We are enthusiastic about partnering with Knit-Rite, another well-respected leader in the Orthotic & Prosthetic field. The merging of Tamarack’s patented strategic shear and microclimate management textile technology with Knit-Rite’s high quality knit textile products will bring real value to patients at risk for tissue wounds and pressure ulcers”, says Joe Hofmeister, CEO at Tamarack Habilitation Technologies.

Mark Smith CP(r), CEO at Knit-Rite adds, “Knit-Rite is excited about the collaboration with Tamarack as it further supports our commitment to providing innovative textile solutions that help patients have the best quality of life possible.”

About Tamarack Habilitation Technologies

Based in Blaine, Minnesota, USA, Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc. is a med-tech product development and manufacturing company specializing in ankle-foot biomechanics, wheelchair seating, and friction management technologies.

Tamarack’s most recent technological innovation, GlideWear® shear protection fabric technology, is under development and in commercial use in a number of specific product applications, including wheelchair seat cushion and headrest covers, prosthetic liner patches, shear protection socks and underwear, and bedding.

For more information about Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, visit www.tamarackhti.com

About Knit-Rite, Inc.

Based in Kansas City, Kansas USA, Knit-Rite, Inc. is a leading designer, marketer, and manufacturer of innovative textiles for medical and consumer markets. Knit-Rite has manufactured medical textile solutions that promote mobility, protection, and comfort for more than 90 years.

For more information about Knit-Rite, Inc., visit www.knitrite.com

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PRESS CONTACTS:

Jason Pawelsky, Sales & Marketing Manager

Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc.

763-795-0057

jasonp@tamarackhti.com

 

Kam Howard, EVP Marketing

Knit-Rite Inc.

913-279-6345

khoward@knitrite.com

Tamarack Wins 2015 Minnesota Business Manufacturing Award

We’re excited to announce that Tamarack Habilitation Technologies was awarded the Best New Products: Textiles category winner at the 2015 Minnesota Manufacturing Awards last night, sponsored by Minnesota Business Magazine.

2015 Minnesota Manufacturing Awards

Nominations for this year’s award were collected over a two-month period and reviewed by an external judging panel, consisting of industry experts across all professional platforms. The two other finalists in this category included Clothier Design Source and Safe Reflections Inc. For a complete list of finalists and winners, visit the 2015 Minnesota Manufacturing Awards Feature online.

Tamarack recently launched a series of new GlideWear® Shear Protection products, featuring the company’s patented, dual layer strategic friction management fabric technology. GlideWear products currently include shear protection wheelchair cushion & headrest covers, underwear, socks, and prosthetic liner patches.

Unlike other dual layer products on the market, Tamarack strategically applies it’s low friction fabric technology only in at-risk areas, where skin breakdown has previously occurred or where individuals are likely to develop pressure ulcers and breakdown while using various seating, support surface, and mobility devices. GlideWear products intentionally avoid featuring low friction fabric properties in surrounding (non at-risk areas) to optimize functional stability and comfort for the user.

Tamarack would like to thank Minnesota Business Magazine and the esteemed panel of judges for considering and selecting GlideWear technology as a category winner at the 2015 Minnesota Manufacturing Awards!

Tamarack Launches Motion Control Component for Tamarack Flexure Joint Product Line

Tamarack Habilitation Technologies is pleased to announce the availability of an adjustable plantarflexion motion control option!

Tamarack-PF-Limiter-GroupThe Tamarack Plantarflexion Limiter Kit provides 30 degrees of precision adjustability. Kits are available in medium and large sizes, can be used with thermoplastic and carbon fiber construction, and include a set of reusable Molding Dummies. Tamarack Flexure Joints are sold separately.

“We’re very pleased to introduce this motion control option for the Tamarack Flexure Joint product line, expanding the clinical design options available to orthotists when fabricating custom ankle-foot orthoses,” reports Jason Pawelsky, Sales & Marketing Manager.

Additionally, Tamarack is preparing to introduce a dorsiflexion motion control option in the fall of 2015 to offer complete range of motion adjustability for the Tamarack Flexure Joint® product line.

The Tamarack Plantarflexion Limiter Kit is sold worldwide by Becker Orthopedic (Troy, Michigan USA). Contact Becker Orthopedic or your preferred O&P supplier to order the Tamarack Plantarflexion Limiter Kit.

About Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc.

Based in Blaine, Minnesota, Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc. is a med-tech product development and manufacturing company specializing in ankle-foot biomechanics, custom wheelchair seating, and friction management technologies. Tamarack products are distributed worldwide in the O&P, complex rehab, and sports medicine markets.

For more information about Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, visit www.tamarackhti.com

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Contact:

Jason Pawelsky, Sales & Marketing Manager

Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc.

Ph: 763-795-0057

jasonp@tamarackhti.com

Yoga for Amputees

If you’re an amputee or a healthcare provider looking for ways for your clients to become more active, confident, and healthy, Marsha Therese Danzig’s Yoga for Amputees (Y4A) workshops and classes are worth looking into.

Marsha-DanzigAs a below-knee amputee, Marsha Therese’s workshops and classes address the unique wellness needs of amputees, including pain relief, body alignment, balance, and more.

Yoga for Amputees is currently supported by about a dozen instructors, serving North Carolina, Oregon, Washington, and Virginia and also offers a series of Yoga for Amputees Videos, available for purchase online with additional videos available through YouTube.

If you’re interested in becoming a Y4A instructor, the Yoga for Amputees training program is designed to help experienced Yoga instructors gain an understanding for the unique fitness & wellness needs of amputees.

For more information about Yoga for Amputees, visit http://www.yogaforamputees.com/

Disclaimer: Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc. and the Tamarack Wellness Newswire Blog are not directly affiliated with Yoga for Amputees. The above post is for informational purposes only and we always recommend consulting with your prosthetist or physician before beginning any exercise program.

2015 O&P Industry Meeting Schedule

To assist with planning your 2015 Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics Industry education and product showcase schedule, here’s a list of events, dates, and locations we’ve compiled for O&P practitioners, technicians, students, and staff.

**Schedule Updated March 18, 2015**

Event Date Location
Hanger Education Fair 2-7 Feb. 2015 Las Vegas, Nevada
Academy Annual Meeting & Symposium 18-21 Feb. 2015 New Orleans, Louisiana
ISPO Deutschland 2015 27-28 Feb. 2015 Germany
Short Course on Ankle-Foot Orthoses 9-10 March 2015 Glasgow, United Kingdom
PrimeFare West 2015 20-21 March 2015 Denver, Colorado
Georgia Society AAOP Meeting 27-28 March 2015 Atlanta, Georgia
Ohio Chapter AAOP Meeting 27-28 March 2015 Columbus, Ohio
Annual Congress in Technical Orthopedics 27-29 March 2015 Germany
Rehacare & Orthopedic Canton 2015 27-29 March 2015 Guangzhou, China
Northwest Chapter AAOP Meeting 16-18 April 2015 Bellevue, Washington
CAPO Conference 2015 22-24 April 2015 Montreal, QC Canada
IAAPOC Annual Meeting 30 April-2 May 2015 Virginia Beach, Virginia
World Confederation of Physical Therapy 1-4 May 2015 Singapore
SOSORT 10th Annual Meeting 7-9 May 2015 Katowice, Poland
ACPOC 2015 Annual Meeting 13-16 May 2015 Clearwater Beach, Florida
WAMOPA Annual Meeting 14-16 May 2015 Reno, Nevada
Pennsylvania Chapter AAOP Meeting 14-16 May 2015
Washington, PA
7th Intl Symposium on Diabetic Foot 20-23 May 2015 The Netherlands
Louisiana Association State Meeting 28-30 May 2015 Lafayette, Louisiana
Midwest Chapter AAOP Meeting 27-29 May 2015
Rosemont, Illinois
Michigan O&P Association Meeting 11-12 June 2015
Bay City, Michigan
PrimeFare East 2015 19-20 June 2015
Nashville, Tennessee
New York State Chapter AAOP Meeting 17-19 June 2015 Albany, New York
ISPRM 9th World Congress 19-23 June 2015 Berlin, Germany
ISPO World Congress 2015 22-25 June 2015 Lyon, France
Amputee Coalition National Conference 23-25 July 2015 Tucson, Arizona
Florida Chapter AAOP Meeting 30 July-1 August 2015 Fort Myers, Florida
Texas Chapter AAOP Meeting 31 July-1 August 2015 San Antonio, Texas
PFA/APMA Symposium 2015 23-26 July 2015 Orlando, Florida
Tennessee Society O&P Meeting 17-19 Sept. 2015 Chattanooga, Tennessee
ISPO Canada Symposium 2-3 October 2015 Toronto, Canada
AOPA National Assembly 2015 7-10 October 2015 San Antonio, Texas
Northern Plains Chapter AAOP Meeting 10-11 Sept 2015
Minneapolis, Minnesota
NC/SC Chapter AAOP Meeting 1-3 October 2015
Charlotte, North Carolina
New England Chapter AAOP Meeting 28-30 Sept 2015 Manchester, NH
PrimeFare Central 24-25 April 2015
OKC, Oklahoma

 The highlighted events above indicate scheduled attendance by staff from Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc. If there are any Tamarack products you’d like to see or if you’d like to schedule a meeting with anybody from the company, please notify us by email beforehand.

If you find that we’ve missed any national or international O&P trade events or have made any errors, please contact us.