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Author: Paul Scherer, DPM Created: 6/20/2009 2:07 PM
Orthotic therapy blog

By Paul Scherer, DPM on 5/20/2011 8:37 AM
We are very pleased to introduce a great addition to our online blogging community. Dianne Mitchell, DPM, is a 2004 graduate of the California College of Podiatric Medicine. She completed her PM+S 36 residency training at Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center in California, followed by a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA.

Dr. Mitchell is currently working in the Podiatry Department at Mercy Medical Group in Sacramento, CA and has offered to share her expertise in sports medicine and orthotic therapy through our blog. Watch for fresh insights from Dr. Mitchell online.
By Paul Scherer, DPM on 7/14/2009 10:20 AM
Last week’s E-Journal Club reviewed a study demonstrating that symptomatic hallux limitus (less than 10° of dorsiflexion but greater than 0°) responds positively to conservative care. In fact, functional orthoses alone successfully treated 47% of all the patients in the study (with minimum one year follow-up). In this era of evidence-based medicine, this study provides direction and documentation for your orthotic therapy treatment before considering surgical care with these patients. Our Pathology Specific Orthoses for hallux limitus incorporate evidence from many studies to provide a simple starting point for your orthotic treatment. ProLab clients can contact one of our Medi ...
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