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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…
Health Care Updates

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…

NIH Awards Grant for Study of Osteoporosis in Youth with Spina Bifida

June 18, 2010
Tishya Wren, PhD, director of research for the John C. Wilson, Jr., Motion Analysis Lab at the Saban Research Institute of Childrens Hospital Los…

Sebelius Launches ‘Let’s Move Cities and Towns’ to Combat Child Obesity

June 16, 2010
On June 11, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius launched the Let’s Move Cities and Towns component of the Let’s…

ACPOC Annual Meeting Kicks Off in Clearwater

June 4, 2010
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Robin C. Crandall, MD, president of the Association of Children’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics (ACPOC), officially opened this…

Families Play Important Role in Rehab of Children with Brachial Plexus Injury

June 4, 2010
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Family compliance is integral to the rehabilitation success for children with brachial plexus injuries, according to a…

Gait Analysis Effective in Evaluating Prosthetic Hemipelvectomy Patients

June 4, 2010
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Gait analysis can be used to effectively evaluate prosthetic intervention success after amputation, according to…
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Backpack Loads Responsible for Back Pain in Children

O&P News, June 2010
According to the study, The Effect of Backpacks on the Lumbar Spine in Children, backpack loads increased lumbar disc curvature in children…

Disadvantaged Preschoolers Struggle with Basic Motor Skills

O&P News, June 2010
Disadvantaged urban preschoolers are not only at risk for failure in the classroom – they are likely to struggle on playgrounds and athletic…
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Issues of Compliance in Orthotics

O&P News, June 2010
Janet G. Marshall, CPO/LPO
The compliance issue is a dilemma that faces all practitioners, but especially those who have a pediatric patient population. “The orthosis…
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Pediatric Amputations Cost $21.6 Million in 2003

O&P News, June 2010
An estimated 956 children and adolescents experienced traumatic amputation-associated hospitalizations in 2003, resulting in 3,967 days…
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Play Nice: Child-Friendly Business Practices

O&P News, June 2010
To be successful in pediatrics, O&P practitioners should be fun-loving, open to the unexpected, and knowledgeable of children’s emotional…
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