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Pride Mobility Products Corp, based in Exeter, Pa, announces it has promoted Seth Johnson to senior vice president of government affairs.
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CIR Systems Inc, manufacturer of the GAITrite gait analysis systems, announces it has moved to a larger facility.
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New York Gov Andrew Cuomo (D) recently signed legislation requiring licensure for occupational therapy assistants, making New York the 50th state to do so.
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Sunrise Medical, headquartered in Fresno, Calif, announces its website has been redesigned to be more user-friendly.
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Clinicient Inc announces that it is integrating its Insight platform with Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes Inc’s (FOTO) Web-based outcomes-measurement system.
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Hanger Clinic, based in Austin, Tex, announces that it has added James Campbell, PhD, CO, FAAOP, to its team as chief clinical officer.
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A merger between Ohio-based MobilityWorks and Dallas-headquartered HASCO Medical Inc, announced this past August, was recently completed at the end of October.
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Chicago-headquartered Innovative Sports Training Inc, creator of The MotionMonitor 3D motion capture system, has promoted three of its employees to key executive positions.
Wheelchair-accessible vehicle provider BraunAbility announces that Kevin Hayes is its new executive vice president of operations.
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Motion Composites, located in St-Roch-de-l’Achigan, Quebec, Canada, recently tapped Tina Roesler, PT, MS, to join its marketing team.
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Snug Seat, US-based in Matthews, NC, announces that it is evolving its brand and changing its name to R82 Inc.
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The American Occupational Therapy Association Inc’s (AOTA) annual Hill Day brought together at least 650 occupational therapists (OTs), educators, and students from 35 states across the United States on Capitol Hill to discuss key legislation and the state of healthcare.
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Bionic prosthetic device manufacturer iWalk (also known as BiOM) announces that it has changed its name to BionX Medical Technologies Inc.
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BraunAbility announces that it has been acquired by Patricia Industries, a division within Investor AB, Stockholm, Sweden.
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With the acquisition of Worldwide Mobility, EZ-ACCESS announces it will introduce a line of external power vehicle lifts.
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SwimEx Inc announces in a media release that it has launched a new website, logo, and tagline featuring the company’s new branding.
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A new report estimates the value of the global market for home rehabilitation products and services in 2023.
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Practitioners at the National Scoliosis Center announce that they have opened a new facility in Fairfax, Va, focusing on the nonoperative treatment of scoliosis.
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Stealth Products Inc, a division of Quantum Rehab, announces that all of its products marked for ALS patients will receive expedited handling and shipping.
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Commercial minivans have gone ADA compliant at Phoenix-based Vantage Mobility International. The company recently announced that the first commercial-use, ADA-compliant Toyota Northstar E360 has rolled off its assembly line.