News & Announcements

Thursday, September 30, 2010

What a year of celebration and successes for the Amputee Coalition of America's Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp! We have much to be excited about this year. This year we were able to successfully fund 100 youths to attend the 11th annual camp in July. The 2011 camp dates will be announced in November.

The Amputee Coalition of America's Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp is a 5-day traditional summer camp experience for children ages 10-17 who have lost arms and/or legs or who were born with limb differences. The camp offers challenging activities that build campers' confidence regardless of skill level.

Save the Date – Tuesday, October 5, 2010 for the Saving Strokes Health Fair

Saving Strokes – Health Fair will be held at Foxtail Golf Course in Rohnert Park, located at 100 Golf Course Drive, Rohnert Park, CA. The event is sponsored by the American Heart Association.

Drop by and visit Sierra Orthopedic Labs. We will have a booth featuing The Walk Aide Sytem, and many Orthotic devices.

Sierra Orthopedic Labs is locate at 50 Montgomery Drive in Santa Rosa, California.

We have four locations throught the Bay Area (Santa Rosa, Marin, UIkiah, Clear Lake).

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Austin, Texas – Innovative Neurotronics, Inc., the development and commercialization subsidiary of Hanger Orthopedic Group, is proud to announce its WalkAide technology has earned the product endorsement of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).  An award-winning functional electrical stimulation technology, the WalkAide combats a form of paralysis known as “foot drop” caused by multiple sclerosis, stroke, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, and incomplete spinal cord injury.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Fort Worth, Texas — On February 14, 2006 Cleburne-resident Barry Callaway’s life changed in an instance when he was involved in a motorcycle accident that landed him in a coma for two months. Callaway was told by his doctor that he would never walk or talk again due to a brain injury suffered in the crash; but after spending a total of four months in the hospital and then another two months in a rehabilitation center, Callaway has defied all odds.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Knoxville, Tennessee, September 17, 2010:  The Amputee Coalition of America is proud to recognize the longstanding commitment and support of Ohio Willow Wood as a Bronze Sponsor for 2010. The Bronze sponsorship represents a financial commitment of $10,000 to the ACA for its programs and activities.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Orthotics and Prosthetics Experts Use New Materials to Let Injured Athletes Play

Athletes can play even with fractured bones, thanks to new light-weight braces. The braces are made from a combination of plastic and carbon that is heated to become soft and then molded into perfect-fitting shapes.

BLACKSBURG, Va.--When the star player of a sports team gets hurt, the whole team can suffer. Now, a new, high-tech approach to protect fragile bones can get injured players back into the game.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Knoxville, Tennessee, September 13, 2010 – The Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) concluded its national conference on Sunday, August 29, in Irvine, California. Nearly 800 people turned out for 4 days of educational seminars, peer group and support group training and athletic and social events.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

It’s easy to assume that medical professionals are the ones in the driver’s seat when it comes to healthcare management.  However, patients are in a unique position to take control over their plans.  Here are some ways individuals can be pro-active:
 
Write questions and concerns down prior to medical office visits and make sure that all points are reviewed.  Writing down the answers to questions is just as important as writing down the questions.
 
Don’t be shy.  Medical professionals are talented, but they aren’t mind readers. Often times, they are relying on feedback from the patient. 
 

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Agency pledges better training, cooperation and sensitivity when screening air travelers with limb loss

In response to an Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) member survey showing clear dissatisfaction with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) airport screening practices, TSA and ACA officials met in Washington, D.C., on July 19 to address procedures that have become of increasing concern to travelers with limb loss. Outcomes of the meeting included promises of improvement by TSA regarding issues identified in the survey, as well as a pledge to provide ongoing opportunities for meaningful input by ACA members regarding TSA training, screening procedures, and other areas.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Sierra Orthopedics Annual Test Drive was held on August 17th with Great Success!  Our slogan, “Experience the Difference” captured the spirit of the day as amputees tried out electronic knees, advanced feet, and the myoelectrically controlled I Limb hand.  It was a great day!

We have more Test Drives planned, as we feel this gives our patients the opportunity to test out the latest technology, and give our patients the best care possible.

If you are interested in attending future Test Drives, or would like to set up a personal test drive where you can test out any Prosthetic device, give us a call today: (707) 528-9808 or email: brian@sierraortho.com.

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