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COVID-19 Patient Notice

COVID-19 Patient Notice

March 19th 2020

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COVID-19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Paralyzed Mount Pleasant man will attempt to break record at Charleston Marathon

Paralyzed Mount Pleasant man will attempt to break record at Charleston Marathon

February 11th 2020

It’s 26.4 miles from my house in Mount Pleasant to John McKissick field in Summerville – or about two-tenths of a mile longer than a marathon.

I know the distance because I’ve made that trip on many a Friday night during the high school football season.

Just thinking about the…

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Prosthesis Aids Woman Who Lost Her Hand to MRSA Infection

Prosthesis Aids Woman Who Lost Her Hand to MRSA Infection

January 23rd 2020

Bobby and Dawn Heth tied the knot on Sept. 13, 2007. The couple hung up their marriage license in their Molalla home, but in 2012 that license came crashing down.

Dawn was sitting at her desk nearby and put her hand out to grab it, the glass broke and cut…

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