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Hanger Clinic Sponsors Orthotic and Prosthetic Activities Foundation

Austin, Texas, May 8, 2013 – The Orthotic & Prosthetic Activities Foundation (OPAF) recently announced that Hanger Clinic has signed on as a 2013 Bronze level sponsor. This sponsorship continues a long tradition of Hanger Clinic’s support to OPAF since OPAF’s inception in 1995. Hanger Clinic operates 750+ patient care clinics across the nation, providing patients with the latest in orthotic and prosthetic solutions. OPAF and The First Clinics offer adaptive recreational opportunities to the same population, so as stated by OPAF, the support of Hanger Clinic going forward is a key component in OPAF’s success.

“At Hanger Clinic we dedicate ourselves to empowering human potential, which consists of considering  the total patient, including physical needs, emotional needs, and personal goals to help the patient obtain the highest level of mobility and independence possible,” said Rick Taylor, Hanger Clinic President and Chief Operating Officer. “The programs provided by OPAF help to enhance the total patient experience, and we are happy to continue our sponsorship of this organization as many of our patients benefit from its important health and fitness programs.”

“OPAF is honored to be chosen for this level of support from an industry leader such as Hanger Clinic. The Hanger name is known nationwide and will help to open doors and reach the new patient with the First Clinics,” said Robin Burton, OPAF Executive Director. 

About Hanger Clinic: Founded in 1861 by the first amputee of the Civil War, Hanger Clinic, a business unit of Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR), owns and operates 750+ patient care clinics nationwide. The certified clinicians of Hanger provide patients with the latest in orthotic and prosthetic solutions, including microprocessor devices for those with limb loss and neuromuscular technologies for those with paralysis due to stroke, MS and other debilitating conditions. For more information on Hanger, visit www.hanger.com.

About OPAF: Serving as the philanthropic arm of the US orthotic and prosthetic community, the Orthotic & Prosthetic Activities Foundation (OPAF), develops, implements, partners and hosts adaptive recreational clinics for those with physical challenges. The First Clinics are recognized as leaders in adaptive recreation. Whether this is the first time a participant is trying an activity after illness, injury or episode or the first time they are ever trying, First Clinics offer top notch adaptive instruction specifically for them. Founded in 1995 to support the Paralympic Games in Atlanta, OPAF & The First Clinics have moved forward to offer introductory level adaptive recreation opportunities to everyone, not just the elite athlete. For more information on OPAF and The First Clinics, visit www.opafonline.org.
                                                               
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Jennifer Bittner, Hanger, Inc.
512-777-3730, jbittner@hanger.com 

Krisita Burket, Hanger, Inc.
904-249-0314, kburket@hanger.com 

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