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2012-06-04 23:02:58

Do Not Let Walking Problems Hold You Back Anymore. Multiple Sclerosis (MS), stroke, plantar fasciitis and a host of foot and ankle ailments present real problems for people. Often the symptoms of these ailments can be seen or felt in someone's walking pattern. With the use of correctly applied foot orthotics and the WalkAide, patients can see real life benefits. Rinella Orthotics, Inc. located in New Lenox, IL helps patients with foot, ankle, knee and back problems by applying orthotic...

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...

2010-01-21 10:22:00

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) and its philanthropic organization The Hanger Ivan R. Sabel Foundation announced today that it will provide $250,000 in funding and orthopedic devices to assist with the medical needs of those affected by the earthquake in Haiti. A direct cash donation of $25,000 and a contribution of $225,000 in orthopedic devices, including neck and back braces, limb immobilizers, fracture boots, wrist splints,...

2008-09-05 15:00:30

LEWISTON - Sound Limbs Orthotics and Prosthetics, 39 South Lisbon Road, announces that Jami Morton, CO, recently completed training for the cranial remolding orthoses. This custom cranial remolding orthosis is used to treat head shape deformities in infants 3 to 18 months of age. The molding technique focuses on redirecting cranial growth toward greater symmetry. It is accomplished by maintaining contact over the prominent areas of the head and allowing room for growth in the areas of...

2008-08-22 09:01:11

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- BridgePoint Medical, LLC's partner, Charlotte Orthotic and Prosthetic Center (COPC), announced today that Amy Street, CP has joined COPC's practitioner care team as Staff Prosthetist and will assume the responsibility for prosthetic care at the Charlotte facility. Amy is an ABC certified Prosthetist and Orthotist with 11 years of O&P experience, most recently as a Staff Prosthetist / Orthotist with OrPro in Maryland. She received a Bachelor of...

2008-07-01 15:00:54

By HULBERT, Jayne BEFORE Robert Gudopp applied for a job as an orthotist he had to check the dictionary for a definition. The Oxford explanation clearly suited the young Mr Gudopp, who had always wanted to be a cabinet maker, because for 45 years he's been working at the Taranaki Base Hospital crafting surgical shoes, insoles, shoe lifts and other orthotic equipment. Mr Gudopp (62) served his apprenticeship as a surgical bootmaker in the days when the hospital was housed at Barrett...

2008-06-17 09:01:11

LEXINGTON, Ky., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- BridgePoint Medical, LLC, an independently owned prosthetic and orthotic company, today announced it has acquired Asheville Orthotic Prosthetic Center, Inc. (AOPC) and retained Greg Straub, CPO and Steve Hagler, CO, ABC, credentialed prosthetist and orthotists, respectively, as owner-operators. Other owners, Andrew Adkisson and Emily Wilder, will also remain with the company. Mr. Adkisson will be responsible for the company's central fabrication...

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