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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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Adults with Childhood-Onset Disorders in Danger of Falling Off Radar

O&P News, November 2010
Adults with childhood-onset disorders are in danger of slipping through the health care system’s cracks, according to Laura L. Tosi, MD…
Pediatric Portal

Orthotic Treatment of the Toddler with Bowed Legs

O&P News, November 2010
Janet G. Marshall, CPO/LPO
Parents often have anxiety regarding their toddler’s bowed legs and they search for solutions through the pediatric orthopedist. Reasons for…
Perspective

Study Finds Mobility Aid-Related Devices Can Be Associated With Injuries among Children and Adolescents

O&P News, November 2010
According to a retrospective analysis conducted by the Center for Injury Research Policy of the Research Institute at Nationwide…

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Receives Grant for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Research

September 15, 2010
Brian Kaspar, PhD, principal investigator in the Center for Gene Therapy at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, along with a…

Splinting Pediatric Wrist Fractures as Effective as Casting

September 9, 2010
Splinting children’s distal radius fractures was found as effective as casting them in a randomized controlled study of 92 children, aged 5 to…
Perspective

Ponseti Treatment Achieves More Normal Gait Than PT for Children With Moderate Clubfoot

O&P News, September 2010
Treatment with the Ponseti cast method achieved normal ankle motion more frequently than physical therapy methods in children with…
Pediatric Portal

Prosthetic Treatment for Congenital Absences of the Upper Extremities

O&P News, September 2010
Janet G. Marshall, CPO/LPO
A family seeks advice and treatment in the clinic for their newborn infant who is missing an arm. Often a somber mood will pervade the room…
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Nationwide Children’s Hospital Receives Wellstone Center Designation for Muscular Dystrophy Research

August 30, 2010
A $7 million grant from the NIH will help researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital translate new scientific findings and technological…

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Receives $600K for Muscle Disease Gene Therapy Study

August 17, 2010
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD announced that PPMD will award a $600,000 grant to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, to…
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Childhood Obesity Increases Risk of Serious Orthopedic Conditions

O&P News, August 2010
According to the CDC, childhood obesity in the United States — which is often defined as at or above the 95th percentile in body mass…
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