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    Marketplace Why You Hurt

    "Why You Hurt" System Goes Digital

    OPTP now offers the Why You Hurt: Therapeutic Neuroscience Education System in digital format. Clinicians can use the system, developed by Adriaan Louw, PT, PhD, when teaching their patients about pain. It refines complex neuroscience into easily internalized metaphors, examples, and images to demonstrate what pain is and how it works.

    The original toolkit of printed materials comprises illustrated flashcards, discussion topics, teaching cues, and homework sessions. It features 14 in-depth sections including "Pain Knowledge," "Sensitive Nerves," "Emotions and Pain," and more. The kit now also includes a downloadable digital version for desktop, tablet, and mobile use.

    NASS and McKenzie Institute to Host Meeting on Mechanical Diagnosis And Therapy

    The North American Spine Society (NASS) and the McKenzie Institute International (MII) will present the 14th International Conference in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy in San Francisco, September 22-24, 2017.

    This conference will feature podium presentations and panel discussions on musculoskeletal diagnosis and management.

    Continuing education credit is available. The conference theme is "Patients Come First—Exploring Optimal Care."

    Marketplace Cascade DAFO Sporty

    Cascade Dafo Introduces New “Sporty” Transfer Patterns

    Cascade Dafo, creators of the original DAFO (dynamic ankle foot orthosis), has added an exclusive new line of transfer patterns for its custom braces. “Sporty” transfers are designed to let young sports fans show their team spirit and deck out their braces with their favorite colors. Available in 7 different color schemes, the transfers can be combined with any of Cascade Dafo’s strap and padding colors.

    Marketplace Roller

    OPTP Introduces PFProp Pelvic Health Tool

    OPTP has introduced the PFProp pelvic health tool to the North American market. The exercise and awareness device activates the pelvic floor muscles and is designed to improve core function and posture.

    The product is made of soft polyurethane and measures 8" long, 1.75" wide, and 1.5" tall. Its tube shape is flatter on one side to offer less pressure than the rounder side.

    Users place the device on a chair and sit on it, performing exercises that strengthen their pelvic muscles. According to OPTP, PFProp promotes body awareness, restores better posture, and improves pelvic floor function.

    PFProp may be beneficial for the following groups, OPTP says:

    • Men and women who sit for long periods
    • Women who have given birth
    • Women with urinary incontinence
    • Men and women who are elderly

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