Photo: Section of the feet of a person wearing the two-layer insole for the prevention of diabetic foot injuries; Copyright: The University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington

Responsive footwear to prevent diabetic foot ulcers


The University of Texas at Arlington has developed a self-adjusting shoe insole to relieve crippling pressure. The insole can automatically adjust and is designed to accommodate people of various weights.
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Graphic: Patient visiting a rehabilitation psychologist; Copyright: Jacob Dwyer, Michigan Medicine

Jacob Dwyer, Michigan Medicine

Rehabilitation psychologists: required specialists of tommorrow?


Leaders in the specialty say awareness is needed to grow the essential field. Rehabilitation psychologists assess and treat cognitive, emotional and functional difficulties. They need to be more active in promoting their unique contributions to health care.
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Photo: a woman in a wheelchair entering a treadmill; Copyright: ezyGain S.A.S.

ezyGain S.A.S.

One step at a time – With ema, the smart treadmill for gait rehabilitation


The overall goal of rehabilitation is to – literally – get patients (back) on their feet and provide professionally guided training to regain mobility and strength. However, some people find walking on a treadmill boring after a while.
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Photo: a soldier leaning his head against his dog; Copyright: Rehahunde Deutschland e.V.

Rehahunde Deutschland e.V.

PTSD assistance dogs provide security and increase rehabilitation successes


Dogs are not only popular pets, but in some cases they also do important work: Assistance dogs trained for people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are not only a physical companion in everyday life, but above all must also be a psychological support. The association Rehahunde Deutschland e.V. trains such dogs. This year it celebrated its 15th anniversary.
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Photo: a womans body, she is wearing green jeans and pulling up her T-Shirt a bit so that her ostopy pouch can be seen; Copyright: PantherMedia/Matusskaaaaa

PantherMedia / matusskaaaaa

Strategies for optimal bowel management with stoma or TAI


A variety of solutions can help when the intestines don’t work properly: a stoma is an artificial opening designed to treat disease, relieve symptoms and make life easier. Transanal irrigation (TAI) is another well-documented technique that helps remediate fecal incontinence and constipation. Medical device manufacturers and home care experts help find the best solution to every problem.
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