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What do Saluber Orthotics and Lamborghini®, Ferrari®, and Porsche® Share in Common?

by Bonapeda

Alcantara fabric is used to upholster many of the of the world's most expensive automobiles, as well as in the finest brands of clothing, furniture, and consumer goods. Alcantara® is also a top cover material used in Saluber non-custom orthotics. Italian-made Saluber orthotics are available to consumers exclusively through health care providers and specialty retailers. Are Saluber products right for your practice or business? Please click link above to learn more about Alcantara® and Saluber's line of exquisitely made orthotics and insoles....

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Are Foot Scanners Replacing Foot Pros?

by Bonapeda

Today’s Foot Scanners are all the rage, but in this age of technology can footwear professionals be replaced? In this article, we discuss how general product merchandisers are using foot scanners to lure consumers, and how this may be affecting the footwear profession and the business of prefabricated orthotics. Is the growth of consumer-oriented foot scanners good for your clients and your business, or not?...

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Do Foot Scanners In Retail Stores Benefit Your Patients?

by Bonapeda

Foot Scanning technology is ubiquitous. These devices have become all the rage, and are now being used to sell expensive non-custom orthotics by retailers including Walmart® and BED BATH & BEYOND®. But how effective are these machines and the products they recommend? Are real healthcare providers being usurped? In this article, we discuss how general product merchandisers are using foot scanners to lure consumers, and how this may be affecting the foot care profession and the business of prefabricated orthotics. Is the growth of consumer-oriented foot scanners good for your patients and practice, or not?...

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Good News - The FORS™ Insole Is An Effective "Shoe Based" Offloading System For Plantar Ulcers

by Bonapeda

The FORS-15 insole is an effective shoe-based offloading device, that reduces plantar pressures by 43%. See results from Montefiore Medical Center, Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, and more....

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How Can Saluber Non-Custom Orthotics Contribute To Your Practice or Business?

by Bonapeda

Healthcare practitioners and brick-and-mortar retailers face an increasingly challenging marketplace. To survive and thrive, they need to find ways to provide superior value to their patients and customers while increasing revenue and margin. Saluber non-custom orthotics provide a solution. Saluber products feature best-in-class Italian design and quality, are exceptionally comfortable, and are available to the public exclusively from healthcare providers and specialty retailers with physical locations. Saluber products are not authorized for online sale to the general public. With solid margins and good sales velocity, these accessories will allow you to differentiate yourself from your competition. Learn more about how Bonapeda and Saluber can help you to fill your customer’s needs with a high quality solution at a reasonable price....

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Using The FORS™ -15 Insole To Improve Offloading Of Plantar Ulcers

by Bonapeda

Why should you consider the FORS™ -15 Insole for offloading Plantar Ulcers? When a surgical shoe or CAM boot based system is the most appropriate offloading approach for your patient, it is recommended that the shoes or boots be fitted with a conforming insole. FORS™ Insoles are customizable to the anatomy, provide consistent and durable offloading and cushioning, and are designed to fit in industry-standard post-op shoes and CAM boots. In a recent evaluation, the authors found it to be "...a highly cost-effective option for plantar pressure reduction. It has shown to dramatically reduce the severity of wounds, decrease healing times, and reduce amputation rates." ...

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New Study From Temple University Finds FORS-15 Insole Decreases Plantar Pressures By 43%!

by Bonapeda

New study from Temple University finds that a novel shoe-based offloading device (FORS-15 insole) reduces plantar pressures by 43%. James McGuire, DPM, PT, L.Ped of Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, will present the study results at the APMA National meeting in Nashville, TN on July 29....