Tamarack Habilitation Technologies
O&P, DME, and Allied Healthcare Provider e-Newsletter
Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc.November 2014
In This Issue...
GlideWear Patch Launch
The Maker's Coalition
New! Adjustable Assist Tamarack Flexure Joint Caps
Popular Links

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  GlideWear Prosthetic Liner Patch - Now Available!

Tamarack's most recent product innovation, the GlideWear Prosthetic Liner Patch, is indicated for amputees who experience discomfort (pinching or redness) and skin breakdown while wearing their prosthesis.

The patented, silk-like, dual-layer fabric absorbs shear forces acting between the prosthesis, liner and skin; providing immediate relief and lasting protection from breakdown.

The GlideWear Prosthetic Liner Patch is available in two sizes: small (standard) and large.

Contact your O&P supplier to purchase a pack!

GlideWear Prosthetic Liner Patch Provider & User Video
Click the video image above to hear what practitioners & users say about the GlideWear Prosthetic Liner Patch.
Tamarack Supports Local Sew & Cut Organization - Hires Staff



In 2013 Tamarack joined a newly formed organization called The Maker's Coalition; a coalition of business, educational institutions, non-profits and service providers coming together to build a trained cut and sew industry for America.


Started by a few Twin Cities-based companies who identified the need for a better trained workforce, Maker's Coalition helped form a 5 month educational program at one of the local Trade Schools. There have now been 3 graduating classes and Tamarack plans to send two employees through the program in the coming year!


Tamarack takes tremendous pride in sourcing materials and hiring labor for the manufacturing of our products locally. This creates greater stability for the local and national economies, while utilizing skilled labor that's committed to providing high quality products and materials for our customers.  


Additional Maker's Coalition branches are underway in Detroit, Michigan and Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA. For more information about The Maker's Coalition, visit http://www.themakerscoalition.org/   

Free Distance Learning Continuing Education Credit Opportunities!

Tamarack Habilitation Technologies and Becker Orthopedic are committed to providing O&P practitioners and technicians with FREE distance learning continuing education credit opportunities.

Here are three opportunities to earn up to FIVE credits from the comfort of your home or office:

(1.5 ABC-approved continuing education credits - available in CD format)

(2 ABC-approved continuing education credits - available online and in CD format)

(1.5 ABC-approved continuing education credits - available online and in CD format)

Upon completion of a short 10 question exam with a passing grade (80%), Becker Orthopedic will submit your exam to the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics.

Stay tuned for additional continuing education credit opportunities from Tamarack Habilitation Technologies and Becker Orthopedic!

Adjustable Assist Tamarack Flexure Joint Caps - Now available!

To further enhance the ability for orthotists to fine-tune dorsiflexion assist for patients who wear articulating ankle-foot orthoses, Tamarack has recently introduced the Adjustable Assist Tamarack Flexure Joint Caps.

For orthotists and technicians who've already used the standard model Tamarack Flexure Joint external mounting caps (available since Spring 2011), you'll find the fabrication process equally straightforward.

What's new is the ability for the clinician to further adjust the dorsiflexion moment by up to 40%, either during initial fitting or at a future appointment, by simply adjusting the position (shown with blue and red lines at left).

In addition to being able to retrofit a previously solid AFO, customers have reported that Tamarack Flexure Joint Caps provide more medial-lateral stability at the ankle, since the ankle joint is held between two layers of reinforced plastic. Additionally, the Tamarack Flexure Joint Caps ensure perfect-fitting cavities every time. 

Now available from O&P suppliers worldwide in large, medium, and pediatric sizes. Choose from natural or black color options. Joints sold separately.
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