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Dream team: Ward and Pedersen

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05/29/2018

Amber Ward and Jessica Presperin Pedersen were named to the AOTA’s Roster of Fellows in April. Here’s what they had to say about their work and passion for seating and wheeled mobility and assistive technology.

Reaping rewards from research

VMI’s Tim Barone join likes of Colin Powell

‘These young men and ladies gave their lives, limbs and health for us, and this is a small token of our appreciation’
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05/29/2018

PHOENIX – Tim Barone, CEO of Phoenix-based Vantage Mobility International (VMI), was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) in April.

Consumers to providers: Help recruit more of us

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05/29/2018

WASHINGTON – What’s the best way to increase the number of consumer advocates for complex rehab and assistive technology? Partnerships, says consumer Molly Hale.

CBO remains hurdle for complex rehab bills

Stakeholders push on with 220-plus visits on Capitol Hill last week
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04/27/2018

WASHINGTON ­– Complex rehab stakeholders have a tough, but not impossible, battle ahead of them to get their legislation passed in Congress this year, lobbyist Amy Cunniffe told the attendees of the National CRT Leadership & Advocacy Conference on April 25.

Study: Outdated tech a pain for wheelchair users

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04/25/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – Nine out of 10 wheelchair users in the US experience pain as a result of their device, according to a new study.

Fuller Medical opens in Alabama

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04/23/2018

GADSDEN, Ala. – While the prospect of opening a complex rehab business in rural Alabama might scare off even the most seasoned of industry veterans, Carter Fuller, who recently opened Fuller Medical Solutions, says that’s his specialty.

National Seating & Mobility charts path

Home accessibility to play large role in company’s growth plans
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04/23/2018

 

ORLANDO, Fla. – Seventy-six ATPs new to National Seating & Mobility were part of the 600-plus attendees at the company’s annual symposium in March.

Mobility becomes more visible at OT conference

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04/13/2018

SALT LAKE CITY – When the American Occupational Therapy Association recognizes 13 fellows at its annual conference here this week, two will be recognized for their work specifically in seating and wheeled mobility and assistive technology.

MAC takes more physical stance on manual wheelchairs

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04/06/2018

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders fear a Medicare Administrative Contractor is doing an about-face on the home assessment requirement for manual wheelchairs.

UPitt, NCART push for demographic information

‘What if we find out the average age of an ATP is 50 and in 10 years we’re going to have to replace 50% of our workforce, with demand only increasing?’
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04/06/2018

PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh and NCART are conducting a short survey to provide definition to the complex rehab technology professional landscape.

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