Books that feature disabled main characters are few and far between. The Cooperative Children’s Book Center conducted a study in 2019 to explore the prevalence of diversity in children’s and YA books and found only 3.4% of children’s books have a disabled main character. According to the CDC, 26% of Americans are living with disabilities.
The SPS Check-in is back for a 10th episode. Vice President of Operations Coleson Chase interviews Director of Procurement Matt Penn about recent upsets to the supply chain. They discuss current supply chain challenges for our supplier partners as well as ways in which SPS is mitigating these challenges for customers.
Welcome to the 9th episode of The SPS Check-in. In this video, Sales Director Jamie Seabold chats about the hurdles of the past 14 months with Vice President of Operations Coleson Chase. They cover efforts to streamline shipping and reveal new updates coming to the website.
Welcome to the 8th episode of The SPS Check-in. In this video, SPS Director of Sales Jamie Seabold interviews FabCo Prosthetic Design's Director of Fabrication Nick Gambill, CTP, and Amputee Associates’ VP Clinical Operations Zach Weber, CP.
Welcome to the 7th episode of the SPS Check-in. In this video, SPS President Regina Weger interviews Blatchford’s VP of Sales & Marketing Ben Auzenne. In this interview, Ben discusses the current regulatory changes impacting the industry, his experience joining the Blatchford team during a pandemic, and the concept of “Biomimetic Design.”
A study conducted by Hanger’s Outcomes, ASsessment and DISsemination (OASIS) series exploring the effectiveness of a variety of orthotic and prosthetic components across different patient groups has been published in the Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering (RATE). The study was conducted by James Campbell, PhD, Phillip Stevens, MEd., and Shane Wurdeman, PhD.
Welcome to the 6th episode of the SPS Check-in. In this video, SPS President Regina Weger discusses the important topic of diversity and inclusion with Hanger President and CEO Vinit Asar. In this discussion, Vinit and Regina discuss Hanger’s Diversity and Inclusion Pledge, and expound on the tangible actions that can be taken to enact meaningful change against racism and inequality, to in turn, create a more inclusive profession.
A study conducted by Hanger’s IMPACT series exploring the impact of receipt of a prosthesis on overall healthcare utilization has been published in PM&R, the Journal of Injury, Function and Rehabilitation. The study was conducted by Shane Wurdeman, PhD, CP, FAAOP (D), and Taavy Miller, PhD, CPO, members of Hanger Clinic’s Clinical and Scientific Affairs Department, along with researchers from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Department of Health.
SPS President Regina Weger interviews Traci Dralle, President of Fillauer and President-elect of the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA). In this episode, Traci discusses how Fillauer has navigated the pandemic, changes this year to the AOPA National Assembly, and new offerings to AOPA members.
A study conducted by Hanger’s IMPACT series has been published in the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The study was conducted by Shane Wurdeman and Taavy Miller, members of Hanger Clinic’s Clinical and Scientific Affairs Department, along with researchers from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Department of Health.