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Hanger Inc. announces partnership with Camp No Limits

February 4, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Hanger Inc. kicked off its annual Education Fair & National Meeting Feb. 4 at the Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino with an announcement that it will partner with nonprofit Camp No Limits on the new Ampower program.

 “We are excited to announce another new element to our relationship with Camp No Limits,” Jennifer Bittner, Hanger vice president of corporate communications, said during the event’s opening ceremonies. “The Amputee Empowerment Partners Program is now called Ampower, and it features a new three-tiered approach of peer mentorship, education and community. Ampower will provide a trained amputee adult mentor at every Camp No Limits throughout the United States, who will assist peer and parent support in building a strong, empowered community of families who are dedicated to approaching life without limits.”

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Kevin Carroll, MS, CP, and Joey Funderburk at the Hanger Education Fair

August 8, 2014
LAS VEGAS — At the Hanger Education Fair, Joey Funderburk speaks about his bilateral prostheses and journey to get microprocessor knees. Kevin Carroll, MS, CP, speaks…
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Joey Funderburk talks about the non-profit charity Grace's Lamp

August 8, 2014
LAS VEGAS – At the Hanger Education Fair, Joey Funderburk talked about his work with Grace's Lamp. The non-profit charity provides assistance for the medical…
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AOPA questions BMJ helmet therapy study results

May 5, 2014
Anita Liberman-Lampear, MA, president of the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association, released a letter to The New York Times citing concerns about recent study…
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New Innovations in Pediatric Prosthetics

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Children Flex Articulated Knee While Crawling

O&P News, February 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. — Study results presented here showed that children consistently flexed a prosthetic knee joint during crawling, contrary to a…
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Kinetic Data Provides Design Criteria for Durable Children’s Prosthetic Feet

O&P News, February 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. — Current prosthetic feet designed for children do not compensate for the sudden locomotor activities they perform. Optimizing a…
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Lasting effects of overuse injuries, burnout in youth sports underestimated

O&P News, Spring
Emphasis on competitive success in youth sports has led to intense training, frequent competition and early single sport specialization, as well as a…
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EHRs Increased Detection of Growth Disorders in Children

O&P News, October 2013
Researchers were better able to diagnose growth disorders and make specialized care decisions in children by using an algorithm built into an…
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Flat Foot Posture, Hypermobility Observed in Children With Developmental Coordination Disorder

O&P News, October 2013
Recent study results offered preliminary evidence of changes in spatiotemporal gait parameters and confirmed flat foot posture and hypermobility of…
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Therapy important for monitoring progress after pediatric wrist fracture

O&P News, May 2013
PHILADELPHIA —Jenny Dorich, OTR/L, MBA, CHT, from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, discussed how to therapeutically…
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3-D Printing Simplifies Exoskeleton for Children With Muscle Weakness

O&P News, April 2013
The Wilmington Robotic Exoskeleton (WREX) is a body-powered exoskeleton designed to assist children with neuromuscular diseases perform simple…
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Simple ways to create a pediatric friendly practice

O&P News, March 2013
LAS VEGAS — A few simple steps can help clinicians create a more pediatric friendly environment, according to a presentation at the Hanger…
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Adolescent athletes who lacked sleep more likely to be injured

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Athletes in middle and high school who slept 8 hours or more per night were almost 70% less likely to be injured than athletes who got less sleep…
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