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Amputee Fulfills Her Dream of Modeling

June 30th 2020

Kiara, from Brooklyn in New York, lost her right leg on Independence Day 2003 while celebrating with her family. The youngster – then aged 10 – was struck by a driver who was four times over the drink drive limit. Doctors were able to save the badly injured child’s life,…

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COVID-19 Update On Office Hours and Procedures

May 13th 2020

WE HOPE YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES ARE STAYING SAFE AND PROTECTED!

We have a few updates (effective May 11, 2020)

- Our office will resume normal business hours: Monday – Thursday 8:30 - 5:30, Friday 8:30 - 4:30
-We are now accommodating ALL patients and walk-ins as needed
-We continue…

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COVID-19 Patient Notice

March 19th 2020

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COVID-19

March 16th 2020

COVID-19: OUR COMMITMENT TO OUR ABILITY FAMILY

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to present itself in locations throughout the U.S., we are focused on protecting the health and safety of our patients, employees, associates and communities. 

We are closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation, specifically, guidance and updates from the…

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How to Work From Home: 20 Tips From People Who Do It Successfully

March 16th 2020

How to Work From Home: 20 Tips for Telecommuters

1. Get started early.

When working in an office, your morning commute can help you wake up and feel ready to work by the time you get to your desk. At home, however, the transition from your pillow to your computer…

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Mealtime Choices Could Affect Your Odds for Stroke

March 15th 2020

Want to avoid a stroke? Reach for fruits and veggies, new research suggests. The new European study of more than 418,000 people found that what you eat can influence your risk for different types of stroke.

"The most important finding is that higher consumption of both dietary fiber and fruit…

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Teen's Family Raises Funds For Hospitals That Provided Prostheses

March 15th 2020

Dave Gangl’s 17-year-old son, Matthew, was born with a lower leg deficiency that required amputation. But thanks to the compassionate care at two regional hospitals, Matthew has played varsity basketball and baseball at Horlick High School. That care led Dave Gangl and his wife, Tracy, decide that it was important…

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Improving Care For Cerebral Palsy Patients

March 15th 2020

Orthotist play a key role in the treatment of cerebral palsy (CP)- the most commonly diagnosed childhood motor disability-and can benefit from working in collaboration with the orthopedic surgeons, nurse practitioners, and therapists. 

About two-thirds of CP patients have the ability to walk and ambulate, but the vast majority of these patients require orthoses…

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High School Basketball Player With Prosthetic Leg Excels

March 13th 2020

Like many players, Northstar senior Justin Baxter was confident, but a little nervous before his first-ever varsity basketball game.  “I thought I’d be more scared than I was, but when I got out there, I felt good. It was like, ‘okay, I can do this’,” says Baxter. But unlike most,…

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Teen quadruple amputee sets UK para swimming records

February 27th 2020

Lining up for her race at the London Aquatics Centre in September, Ellie Challis was both in familiar and unknown territory.

The 15-year-old para swimmer was in a pool she had competed in many times, just a couple of hours from home in Little Clacton, Essex, and there was a busload of…

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