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2011-04-06 19:16:00

NEW YORK, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- Most people neglect their feet, and especially during winter months. But spring is here, and feet will be on display. Dr. Krista Archer, a Manhattan foot specialist and podiatric surgeon, states that, "Feet are the most neglected body part until there is a painful problem." Dr. Archer provides 10 tips for foot inspection to prevent common foot problems: Toenails (Ingrowns) - Cut nails following the contour of the tip...

2010-12-04 00:00:38

RSLSteeper, one of the UK's leading providers of clinically effective prosthetics and orthotics services, has launched STAR@Steeperclinic, a new service based in Leeds designed specifically to help treat babies suffering from head shape abnormalities such as deformational plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome). (PRWeb UK) December 2, 2010 RSLSteeper, one of the UK's leading providers of clinically effective prosthetics and orthotics services, has launched STAR@Steeperclinic, a new service...

2010-12-01 15:05:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) today announced completion of the acquisition of Reno, Nevada-based Accelerated Care Plus (ACP), the nation's leading provider of integrated clinical programs for sub-acute and long-term care rehabilitation providers. Hanger paid approximately $155 million in cash, which was funded from cash on hand and the proceeds from the concurrent refinancing of its credit facilities. The new facilities...

2010-11-17 16:03:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) announced today that its cash tender offer (the "Offer") for any and all of its outstanding 10 1/4% Senior Notes due 2014 (the "Notes") expired. The Offer expired at 8:00 a.m., New York City time, on November 17, 2010 (the "Expiration Date"). As announced on November 2, 2010, $172,443,000 aggregate principal amount of Notes had been validly tendered before 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on...

2010-11-02 15:05:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) announced that, as of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on Monday, November 1, 2010 (the "Early Tender Date"), $172,443,000 aggregate principal amount of its 10-1/4% Senior Notes due 2014 (the "Notes") have been validly tendered and not validly withdrawn in connection with its previously announced cash tender offer (the "Offer") for any and all of its outstanding Notes, of which a principal amount...

2010-10-05 14:02:00

Foot surgeons urge patients not to ignore foot pain CHICAGO, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Unexplained foot fractures may be the first sign of osteoporosis, a bone thinning disease which affects over 28 million Americans and accounts for 1.5 million bone fractures a year. According to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, osteoporosis is frequently referred to as the "silent crippler" since it often progresses without any symptoms or isn't diagnosed until a person experiences pain...

2010-08-24 13:37:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Foot pain began affecting Donna's tennis game, and she was determined not to let it keep her from the sport she loved. The 47-year-old avid tennis player from Arizona tried to play through the pain and rest her feet between matches. But when the pain became too much, and even started affecting her everyday activities, she made an appointment with a foot and ankle surgeon. His diagnosis: Donna was suffering from plantar fasciitis and a neuroma....

2010-08-04 09:00:00

WHIPPANY, N.J., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- PolyGel® is proud to announce that their ThermoActive (TM) Cold & Hot Mobile Compression Shoulder Orthosis has been SADMERC - approved for L-Code L3670. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100804/NY45060 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100804/NY45060 ) This is the most unique Shoulder Orthosis on the market. It simultaneously combines the support of a shoulder orthosis, adjustable compression, and the...

2010-07-19 14:04:00

Repetitive impact on feet can increase risk of damage CHICAGO, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Stress fractures of the foot are becoming more common in runners, especially first-time marathoners, according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. The growing popularity of marathons among beginning runners has contributed to the increase in repetitive stress injuries, including stress fractures of the foot, seen by foot and ankle surgeons. Often, first-time marathoners enter a race with...

2010-05-18 08:00:00

SEAL BEACH, Calif., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- New Feet Global Franchise Inc., the franchise specializing in arch supports, comfort shoes and related products, offers the opportunity to be part of this growing market. According to Business Communications Co. (BCC) Research Reports, sales of orthotics and other enhancement products are expected to reach $10.8 billion in 2010. "This is an unsaturated market, offering excellent growth opportunities, because about 75 to 80 percent of people will...


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