Muscular Dystrophy is a genetic disorder that causes muscles to weaken over time, and thousands of Americans are affected by it. The Muscular Dystrophy Association started the MDA Muscle Walk, a non-competitive “get moving” event held in cities across the country to honor and raise money for adults and children who have one of the different types of muscle diseases that fall under the Muscular Dystrophy classification, such as Duchenne (DMD), Becker, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Amramp is proud to be a sponsor this year of the MDA Muscle Walk – our corporate team is excited to get out there and show some spirit at the Massachusetts & Rhode Island walk on March 29th at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, and we hope local readers will join us!
The MDA Muscle Walk is the largest event of its kind in the U.S, bringing together friends and family members of all generations to participate in some fun, light exercise (most walks are no more than a mile). Money raised by the event will go toward medical research as well as services for families affected by neuromuscular disease.
According to the National Institute of Health, MD consists of "more than 30 genetic diseases characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal muscles that control movement. Some forms of MD are seen in infancy or childhood, while others may not appear until middle age or later." Each case is different, and the effects and severity can vary from one individual to another. Treatment may include "physical therapy, respiratory therapy, speech therapy, orthopedic appliances used for support, and corrective orthopedic surgery," as well as pharmaceutical medications. In many cases, people with MD are also wheelchair users.
MDA is the world’s largest voluntary health agency to support and fund research and provide healthcare services to families, as well as raising awareness about MD. Amramp's mission as a company is to help those with mobility challenges – including neuromuscular diseases – by creating products to make their environments safer, more accessible, and easier to navigate. Amramp supports the MDA Muscle Walk because we see nearly every day the effects of the disease and are doing our part to find better therapies through research.
We hope you’ll join us in raising money for Muscular Dystrophy by participating in a walk held in your area, and for our New England readers, we’d love to see you in Foxboro on March 29th!
To view a list of MDA Muscle Walks in your state – or to sign up for one – click here.
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Pageant uses Wheelchair Ramps for accessibility to both sides of the stage
at the Hilton Hotel in Long Beach, CA
(Long Beach, CA)--- Amramp Wheelchair Ramps were used at the Ms Wheelchair California Pageant in Long Beach on February 1, 2014. The two Amramp Systems allow for contestants entering the stage on one side and descending on the opposite side.
Daniel Lee, Project Manager of DALE said, “The Amramp Systems gave us the efficiency and flexibility to run a fast moving pageant.”
Amramp installs accessibility ramps, vertical platform lifts, swimming pool lifts and wheelchair showers throughout California at businesses, residences, schools and institutions.
Amramp is the leading company in the United States specializing in modular steel wheelchair ramps, offering sturdy, customizable ramps for disability access that enable the aging and disabled population to remain in their homes with independence and mobility. Ramps can be installed temporarily for short or long term needs without damaging the housing structure as they are not a permanent modification to the home. Amramp products comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and are available for sale or rental with no minimum timeframe and no ramp size restrictions.
Amramp also installs Vertical Platform Lifts which are used where the length of a ramp might be impractical. Portable wheelchair showers are used when a client cannot utilize the shower or tub facility and does not want to remodel the bathroom.
Amramp has been providing accessibility ramps, vertical platform lifts, stair chairs and wheelchair showers in Southern and Northern California since May, 2007 and has seven employees. Warehouse facilities are located in Gardena and Santa Cruz, CA. See www.amramp.com/laoc and www.amramp.com/norcal.
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) hosts its annual Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) next week, and Amramp is thrilled to be a part of it. On February 3rd-6th, 2014, more than 10,000 physical therapy professionals from across the country gather in Las Vegas, Nevada, to take classes in the 18 different specialty sections of the APTA, each of which focuses on a different aspect of physical therapy. The CSM allows physical therapists to gain knowledge about diverse topics and focuses within the field, all at one centralized location.
The APTA sections at the conference include:
• Acute Care
• Aquatic Physical Therapy
• Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
• Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management
• Federal Physical Therapy
• Hand Rehabilitation
• Health Policy/Administration
• Home Health
• Private Practice
• Sports Physical Therapy
• Women’s Health
More than 600 lectures, presentations, and group meetups take place at this one event! Attendees have the chance to earn up to 19 contact hours/CCUs through the classes they take at CSM. Other highlights include section networking events and happy hours, as well as regional meetings. Alumni also gather at physical therapy reunion events for schools including Andrews University, Cleveland State, University of Colorado, Columbia University, University of Florida, Fresno State, Ithaca College, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, Midwestern University, Mount St. Mary’s College, UNC, University of North Dakota, Ohio University, Shenandoah University, University of St. Augustine, Temple University, University of Washington, and many more.
Another innovative element of the conference: Developed and submitted by 2014 APTA CSM participants, more than 900 fascinating platform presentations and 900 poster presentations, detailing researched studies and case reports on unique topics in the field, will be displayed.
The Venetian Hotel and Sands Expo Center hosts the CSM and where attendees will find Amramp’s booth, along with 400 companies who will be showcasing their products and services to the therapists in attendance. Amramp can’t wait to meet newcomers and spread the word about our patented nonslip ramp technology, adaptable lifts, grab bars, and other affordable, versatile solutions to mobility challenges.
It promises to be a very exciting and informative four days. If you are attending this year, please make sure to stop by the Amramp exhibitor booth 587 and say hello!
Amramp installs wheelchair ramps quickly, generally within 24 hours
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(Atlanta, GA) - Amramp provides access for everyone to enjoy the 2013 Taste of Atlanta Festival October 25, 26 & 27, Midtown Atlanta at Tech Square.
Joanne Bradley, owner of Amramp Atlanta, installed three wheelchair ramps, including one over the wall to access the food court for this weekend’s food festival. Taste of Atlanta turned to Amramp, a local provider of wheelchair ramps, again to provide access for foodies this weekend. This is the fourth year that Amramp has worked with Taste of Atlanta.
Taste of Atlanta is a food lover's dream festival that attracts thousands of people every year to enjoy the culinary creations from some of the best restaurants in Atlanta. More than 90 of the best restaurants in Atlanta will be sampling their dishes this year.
Visit www.amramp.com/atlanta-ga or tasteofatlanta.com for more information.
Amramp Provides Access for Eric LeGrand at Seton Hall
The Seton Hall School of Health and Medical Sciences featured Eric LeGrand’s New Team as the inaugural Interprofessional Perspectives Speaker Series event on September 16, 2013. The event featured the former NCAA Division I football player and his personal story of triumph over adversity.
The charismatic Eric LeGrand uses a wheelchair. The Seton Hall School of Health and Medical Sciences turned to Amramp to provide access to the stage for LeGrand. Amramp has provided temporary wheelchair ramps for several LeGrand appearances inNew York,New Jersey andFlorida.
The Seton Hall School of Health and Medical Sciences contacted Jack Pignatello, of Amramp Northern New Jersey, a local provider of wheelchair ramps, to assist in the effort.Amramp,America’s leading wheelchair ramp, was able to provide easy access for LeGrand to reach the auditorium stage just for one night!
LeGrand is a motivating source of inspiration to all who interact with him. Attendees heard firsthand why "bELieve" is the philosophy that encourages him to power through his intense rehabilitation therapies, and how faith rouses his spirit to make an impact in others' lives.
Amramp is the leading company in the United States specializing in modular steel wheelchair ramps, offering sturdy, customizable ramps for disability access that enable the aging and disabled population to remain in their homes with independence and mobility. Amramp installs accessibility ramps throughout the service area at businesses, residences, schools and institutions. Ramps can be installed temporarily for short or long term needs without damaging the structure as they are not a permanent modification to the home or building. Amramp products are available for sale or rental with no minimum time frame and no ramp size restrictions.
Amramp Makes Historic New Orleans Home Wheelchair Accessible for
Team Gleason Summit for a Cure
(New Orleans, LA) - Steve Gleason, former NFL player and New Orleans cult hero who was diagnosed with ALS in 2011, held the first Team Gleason Summit for a Cure on June 27-28 at the historic New Orleans home of James Carville in the Uptown area of the city.
The guest list included representatives from Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Cedar Sinai Hospital, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Emory University, Massachusetts General Hospital among more than 50 other leading organizations and eight patients with ALS using wheelchairs. As most of the older homes in New Orleans, this historic home was not wheelchair accessible. Team Gleason turned to Tim Daly, Sales Manager for Amramp Baton Rouge for a solution. Tim worked with the Amramp Corporate Engineering team to design a 70 foot long modular wheelchair ramp extending from the porch down to the driveway. Team Gleason was able to rent the ramp for just one day! After the event, the ramp was removed with no damage to the home or driveway. The Amramp system is free-standing and does not attach to the house – a perfect solution for any home, but most especially for such a beautiful, historic Southern home.
Paul Varisco, Exective Director of Team Gleason extended a gracious thank you to Tim Daly and the Amramp Baton Rouge team, “Team Gleason would like to thank everyone at Amramp for their superior service and quality product. Amramp's crew worked to add handicapped accessibility into the historic New Orleans home of James Carville and made it possible for eight patients with ALS (or Lou Gehrig's Disease) to flawlessly enjoy the Team Gleason Summit reception. New Orleans homes were not built with wheelchairs in mind, but Amramp's product complemented the environment and made it possible for everyone to have equal access. The installation crew with Amramp was professional and eager to help, even with last minute changes. We highly recommend their service and will be using them in the future.”
Amramp’s modular, design flexibility provides wheelchair ramp solution for a law office in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada
A law firm in Westaskiwin, Alberta, Canada needed to provide wheelchair access for its office. This commercial wheelchair ramp was tricky to design and to fit in the limited, difficult space allowed. It also required additional special order platforms to the fit on the porch for a compliant landing. The ramp then had to stay within inches of the property line.
Lorne Wensel, our Amramp Alberta franchise partner, worked with Mike Bucceri one of our corporate engineers to design the ramp and the special order platforms. Because Amramp manufactures all of our own ramp material, we were able to create the perfect ramp for this project and ship it to Alberta, Canada quickly. Mike also provided engineering drawings that were used for the permit.
The ramp was two inches from the A/C unit when done! The building inspector passed the ramp with flying colors. The Amramp steel ramp was the only ramp that could be built in a side yard so close to the building because it is non-combustible. Wood and aluminum are combustible materials.
Amramp installs accessibility ramps throughout the United States and parts of Canada at businesses, residences, schools and institutions. Amramp is North America’s leading ramp company specializing in sturdy, customizable ramps for disability access.
Ramps can be installed temporarily for short term or long term needs without damaging the housing structure as they are not a permanent modification to the home. Amramp products comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Alberta Barrier Free Design Guide and are available for sale or rental with no minimum time frame and no ramp size restrictions. The unique, perforated steel mesh ramp surface has an open pattern, allowing moisture to drain, reducing the possibility of a slippery ice surface or mold build-up.
Amramp also installs stair lifts, vertical platform lifts and other accessibility solutions. Please contact our National Customer Service Center 888-715-7598 or visit our website at www.amramp.com
American Legion Post 833 turns to Amramp to provide wheelchair accessibility for Vietnam Moving Wall
When the American Legion Post 833 in Hatfield, PA hosted the Vietnam Moving Wall, they turned to Amramp to provide wheelchair accessibility so veterans and other visitors would be able to view the Moving Wall while it was on display June 27 to July 1, 2013.
Nick Marcellino, owner of Amramp Philadelphia, was proud to have been chosen for this task. The Moving Wall was set up on a grassy lawn. The challenge was to provide a safe, steady surface for wheelchair users as well as for able-bodied visitors without blocking the view of the Wall. Nick and his installation team designed two parallel rows of ramp surface, one for entry and the other for exit. Each row had 300 feet of ramp surface to allow visitors safe access to view the names of the fallen warriors. The three-man installation team was able to install the 600 foot ramp in two days, even in the pouring rain on the second day. Post 833 was able to rent the ramp while the Moving Wall was on display.
American Legion Post 833 was so very excited to be hosting the Moving Wall and very appreciative that Amramp was able to provide the needed accessibility as a rental.
The Moving Wall is a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans National Memorial in Washington, DC, which has been touring the country for about thirty years. The Wall displays the names of 58,272 American military personnel who were direct casualties of the war.
Amramp Philadelphia provides modular wheelchair ramps and other accessibility products in Philadelphia, Chester, Delaware, Bucks, Montgomery and Berks counties in Pennsylvania and parts of Gloucester, Camden and Burlington counties in New Jersey.
Students who use wheelchairs at Cairn University can receive their degrees with their peers this year thanks to Amramp
Students who use wheelchairs are able to receive their degrees alongside their fellow students this year at Cairn University in Langhorn, PA thanks to Amramp.
Nick Marcellino, Amramp Philadelphia, installed these two ramps to provide accessibility for all graduating students at this year’s graduation.
Amramp wheelchair ramps offer an easy, affordable solution to make any event ADA compliant, accessible and green. Our modular wheelchair ramps are made from 100% recycled and recyclable steel. They can be RENTED, so that after the event the ramps will be returned to inventory, ready for another project.
We will design a ramp to fit your needs, install it for you – even for just one day! - and remove it once it is no longer needed. No event is too large or small.
- Corporate Meetings and Events
- Sporting Events
- Public Speakers
- and more!
Amramp has 45 locations across the US and in Edmonton, Canada, each with local inventory for fast delivery and installation in days, not weeks or months.
Call Amramp today to schedule a free site evaluation
Please contact our National Customer Service Center 888-715-7598
Faneuil Hall Chooses Amramp for Full Accessibility During Elevator Upgrades
Can anyone provide a temporary ramp for wheelchair access to the second level of the mall?
It was a big job, but Amramp of Boston was more than up to the task.
The Commerce Center Mall at Faneuil Hall is currently undergoing elevator changes that will eliminate essential wheelchair access to the second-level shops. Management contacted Amramp for a solution that would comply with codes and not impact the historic space in any way.
The Commerce Center Mall is one of Boston's premier shopping, dining, and tourism hotspots, as well as a major historic landmark attracting 100,000 visitors daily.
In less than 48 hours after authorization to proceed, Amramp began producing engineering and City of Boston building permits. Work began over the weekend and by working 12 hours each day, the ramp was completed exactly on time. The City of Boston Building Department approved the stamped engineering plans and issued a work permit. By Monday, the Amramp team had already started installing the 174-foot ramp, spanning 14'8" in elevation.
The ramp is crucial, not just for complying with the Americans With Disabilities Act, but without a ramp to the second floor, all of the shops would have closed for at least a month. Faneuil Hall attracts 100,000 visitors daily, rain or shine: Closed shops incur significant damage to shops’ sales – and lost revenue for one of Boston’s premier landmarks.
The installation team worked 12-hour days to get the job completed. The installation started Monday, finishing up at 2 PM on Friday. Chief installer Brad Blakeman worked with two crew chiefs on the job, Jason Bradley and Drew Gibson, along with fellow installers' helpers Derek Bartulio, Tyrone Dickerson, and Tony McGill. The overall project manager was Steve Turner, while Conor Sweeney and Fran Barry handled the staging of materials, pre-assembly, planning, and engineering, and Jon Gordon served as the sales contact.
"I am so very proud to be associated with this team of dedicated people," says Amramp President and Founder Julian Gordon. "Faneuil Hall is a perfect example of how historic buildings can remain functional for everyone all of mobility levels, especially when mechanical features like an elevator are not working. An Amramp wheelchair ramp works rain or shine, and especially well in snow, with a steel-mesh platform that disperses precipitation.”
Faneuil Hall is named after wealthy Boston merchant Peter Faneuil, who built the structure in 1742 as a gift to the city. Faneuil Hall, also known as Quincy Market, is home to more than 100 upscale shops, restaurants, and specialty pushcarts, but it's also the spot where the original signers of the Declaration of Independence gathered from nearby Colonies before they started the big journey to Philadelphia in 1776. It has served as a gathering place for many famous historical figures over the centuries.
The ramp was built entirely from in-stock, standard Amramp materials, reflecting the huge range and capabilities of Amramp's unique modular system, but also highlighting the skills and engineering expertise of Amramp’s expert installers.
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