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|Hanger Clinic Sponsors Orthotic and Prosthetic Activities Foundation|
Austin, Texas, October 27, 2014 – The Orthotic & Prosthetic Activities Foundation (OPAF) recently announced that Hanger Clinic has signed on as a Gold Level Sponsor. Hanger Clinic, a company that operates 760+ patient care clinics across the nation providing patients with the latest in orthotic and prosthetic solutions, has been a steady supporter of the work of OPAF & The First Clinics over the organization’s 20 year history with adaptive recreation opportunities and possibilities. In addition to the Gold Level Sponsorship, OPAF and Hanger Clinic hope to partner on several events in 2015 to bring introductory level instruction to those facing physical and/or mobility challenges with OPAF’s variety of First Clinics.
“As a company devoted to putting our patients first and enhancing human physical capability, we feel it’s important that our patients have opportunities to augment their total patient care experience,” said Sam Liang, Hanger Clinic President. “The diverse program offerings from OPAF do just that, and we’re pleased to continue our sponsorship of this important organization.”
“OPAF is pleased to partner with Hanger Clinic and we see tremendous potential for growth with the First Clinics. The First Clinics appeal to 95% of the physically challenged population in bringing them back to both an active lifestyle and socially integrating them with others facing similar challenges,” said OPAF Executive Director, Robin Burton. “We are excited about what Hanger Clinic’s support will mean to our organization going forward.”
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 760+ patient care centers nationwide. The certified clinicians of Hanger Clinic 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 Clinic, visit www.hangerclinic.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.
Jennifer Bittner, Hanger, Inc.
Krisita Burket, Hanger, Inc.