SOURCE: Rocky Mountain Marketing

Rocky Mountain Marketing

June 08, 2009 12:03 ET

New Device Tackles Rehabilitation Technology and Therapeutics Development for the Disabled

Shoe & Boot Valet™ Offers Self-Sufficiency and Independence With Daily Living Activities, Breaking the Cycle of Pain in Everyday Tasks

TULSA, OK--(Marketwire - June 8, 2009) - Rocky Mountain Marketing, after 5 years of marketing, research and development has released to the public, their state-of-the-art rehabilitation aid, the Shoe & Boot Valet™. The Shoe & Boot Valet™ delivers, in one innovative product, a tool that can put on and take off footwear with just one hand. The Shoe & Boot Valet™ is perfect for maintaining an active, healthy and independent lifestyle while providing comfort to those with limited mobility.

Designed for easy use in the home, in outpatient rehabilitation clinics, and in assisted-living settings, this nonprescription breakthrough device represents a significant advance for people with difficulty putting on and taking off their footwear due to either acute or chronic pain conditions that arise from illness, inflammation, injury or surgery or as a result of aging. At last, a product comes along that offers unprecedented flexibility for both the user and the caregiver alike.

Dr. Bryan J. Hawkins, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon with Central States Orthopedic Specialists in Tulsa, Ok, said, "The Shoe & Boot Valet™ allows anyone to comfortably put on and remove any footwear. They can accomplish this without bending over, while sitting or even while lying down. This can significantly enhance one's independence while recovering from hip replacement or spinal surgery. It can reduce the pain associated with the movements required for this important activity of daily living. It allows patients to become more independent after, for example, hip surgery, where bending movement is temporarily restricted. In the extreme, it can an invaluable tool to the patient who has become wheelchair bound, or has permanent restrictions of movement."

Rocky Mountain Marketing, LLC, a Tulsa, Oklahoma-based company, commenced the Shoe & Boot Valet™ project five years ago and invested heavily in ergonomic design studies, customer research, consumer usage studies and market research. "One of the major, if not the major, reason people want assisted living devices is to remain independent as long as possible, and these devices allow us to do that," said Trent Morris, President of Rocky Mountain Marketing, LLC. Thus the Shoe & Boot Valet™ was born.

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