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Fire-ready? Elders’, wheelchair users’ lives depend on it

Posted on Fri, Oct 09, 2015

Reproduced from NFPA's Fire Prevention Week website, www.firepreventionweek.org. © 2015 NFPA. 

For most of us, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Fire Prevention Week means making sure your smoke detectors are working. For people with mobility concerns and for wheelchair users, fire safety requires additional preparation and planning. Here are a few tips to help you – or those you care about – be fire-ready:

Fire-Ready Tip 1 – Develop a fire-escape plan so you know what to do. According to an NFPA survey, three-quarters of Americans have a home-fire escape plan, but more than half never practiced it. When crisis happens at home, work, or anywhere you routinely spend time, you don’t want to have to figure out what to do while in a state of panic.

In addition to evacuation routes, the NFPA Fire Prevention Week Campaign focuses on having fully operational smoke alarms in your home so that in the event of a fire, particularly one in the middle of the night, you are made aware soon enough to get out.

Amramp modular wheelchair ramp that a woman in Michigan used to escape her home during a fire; unlike a wood or aluminum ramp the durable steel Amramp ramp is completely in tact

Fire-Ready Tip 2 – If possible, plan for the possibility of not being able to reach your wheelchair. Amramp installed a modular wheelchair ramp for a woman who later suffered a fire in her home. She didn't have time to get to her wheelchair, so she held onto the furniture to make it to the front door. She was able to use the railings on the ramp to get to safety.

The Amramp modular ramp that was reinstalled after the fire

Fire-Ready Tip 3 – Invest in a wheelchair ramp and other equipment that will withstand high heat. In the case of the woman mentioned above, soon after she made it to safety, the aluminum front door melted. This is a dangerous failing of other ramps on the market that are made of aluminum or wood. In the intense heat of a fire aluminum melts and wood burns. Due to the durable steel that Amramp ramps are manufactured with, once they scraped the melted aluminum off, they were able to dismantle and reinstall the ramp at her new home the day after the fire.

Another Amramp client, who was a veteran, suffered a house fire in Hazelton, PA. He and his wife were able to escape using their Amramp wheelchair ramp provided through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Another man managed to escape his quickly engulfed home in Fair Oaks, NC, by using the Amramp modular wheelchair ramp provided by his church. His ramp was also dismantled and re-installed at his mother’s house right away after the fire.

Per design standards, wheelchair ramps are a “means of egress” in a fire and should be fireproof. Amramp modular ramps are made of the same steel used in fire escapes and provide a stable, fireproof exit in the case of fire. Contact Amramp for independent test lab data on ramp-fire safety.

Home fires killed an average of eight people every day in 2013; half of these deaths resulted from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep. It is crucial to prepare yourself, your family, and your home so that you have the best possible chance to escape a fire should one occur. It is even more vital for wheelchair users and people with mobility concerns. 

For more information on how to prevent a fire in your home check out the NFPA website.

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Three Ways to Make An Inviting Pool Area for the Whole Family

Posted on Wed, Aug 19, 2015

Amramp keeps pool areas safe and accessible for all

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The season for backyard barbecues and pool parties is upon us. There is no better way to get the whole family or neighborhood together than with hamburgers, hotdogs, and water sports. What happens when you are unable to take advantage of cooling off in the pool in the beautiful weather due to a physical ailment? 

Many people are misled to believe that wheelchair-accessible pools are only available in public areas or physical therapy centers. But, with Amramp, there are three particular ways to make an ordinary backyard pool wheelchair accessible. 

Now, the whole family can have fun and feel safe together in the pool, with the help of one of these three accessibility products: 

1. Pool Stairs

  • Provide assistance from attached handrails when entering or exiting the pool from a standing position
  • Must have uniform riser heights and uniform tread widths of 11-inches or more
  • Open risers are not permitted 
  • Handrails must have a width between 20-24 inches and an extension at the top landing

2. Lifts

  • Located where the pool water does not exceed 48-inches and the pool deck is clear
  • Can be manually operated, battery operated, or motorized as long as they can be used without assistance
  • Seats must be at least 16-inches wide and 16-inches from the edge of the pool
  • Must submerge at least 18-inches under water and able to carry at least 300 pounds 

3. Sloped Entries

  • Ramp must be at least 36-inches wide and no steeper than an 8.33% slope
  • Use with aquatic wheelchairs rather than personal mobility device 
  • Submerged depth must be between 24-inches and 30-inches-deep to promote buoyancy
  • Handrails must be provided on each side of the slope and be at least 33-inches-wide and 34-inches-high

You may now be thinking: my pool has stairs or sloped entries. In order to be considered accessible, they must abide by Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidlines (ADAAG). Some of these guidelines are outlined above. These rules are designed to ensure safety around the pool and to help prevent accidents. 

"I just wanted to send you a quick hello to say thank you so very much for all of your help in getting my pool lift. I really appreciate all that you have done to help me in the process of obtaining my pool lift. Thank you for also coordinating with the MS Society and my local MS Center. It is fantastic! It helps me get into and out of my pool with such ease! It looks great." Annemarie M. - Peabody, MA

Pool lifts, pool stairs, ramps and other accessibility products installed in days not weeks 

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Amramp Creates Path for Disabled Dolphin Fans at Clearwater Aquarium

Posted on Mon, Jul 27, 2015

When elevator breaks, Amramp of Tampa installs modular wheelchair ramp, restoring access to Winter the dolphin at Clearwater Aquarium.

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The Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida is famously the home to Winter the dolphin, star and inspiration of the hit movies Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2. After losing her tail in an accident, Winter became the first dolphin to be fitted with a prosthetic tail. Winter’s story of courage and perseverance has made her a beacon of hope and inspiration for anyone who has overcome physical adversity.

Late one afternoon in June, Tim Smith, the facility manager at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium had an emergency situation: The existing elevator that brings aquarium guests up the second floor to see Winter had broken down. While this wasn’t an issue for able-bodied patrons, visitors in wheelchairs who were eager to see Winter were being manually carried up the stairs to the second floor. And more and more were lining up to make this dangerous trek.

With no sense of how long it would take to get the elevator repaired, Smith needed a quick solution. Late that afternoon, Debbie Vanlandingham, the manager at the Amramp franchise based in Tampa, Florida, received an urgent call from Smith.

Amramp, North America’s leading provider of modular wheelchair ramps, jumped on the case. Amramp’s installation experts arrived at the aquarium to perform a comprehensive evaluation, which included extensive measurements and photographs. They remained at the aquarium until ideal design was achieved.

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Recalling her initial contact with the Aquarium, Vanlandingham said, “I’m such a sentimental fool that I couldn’t thank Tim enough for allowing Amramp to do this for Winter’s fans. I kept getting flashes in my head that actual people were being carried up in their wheelchairs. With the new ramp in place, everyone has safe access to enjoy all areas of the aquarium.”

Amramp installer Paul Ellison was on site early the next morning. With only the staff and star attractions like Winter and her marine peers present, Ellison got to work. Part of the installation process brought him face-to-face with the dolphins’ habitat. Winter and friends were on hand to oversee the installation process and provide Ellison with lots of vocal encouragement. “I felt like they were thanking me,” said Ellison.

“The beauty of it was that we were able to complete the entire installation in less than 24 hours,” said Vanlandingham, “By the time the Aquarium reopened on Wednesday the ramp was already in place and operational.”

Amramp ramps are designed to be installed quickly without requiring any modifications to the existing structure or surroundings and leave no sign or destruction behind when the ramp is removed. Amramp’s patent-pending steel modular wheelchair ramps are available for purchase or rental, short-term for as little as 24 hours for events like graduations, vacation rentals.

The ramp installed at Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a temporary modular rental ramp. This completed ramp runs 36 feet long with a 4-foot-by-4-foot turning platform designed to transport guests in wheelchairs safely to the second floor of the Aquarium to see Winter.

Since the environment for humans in an aquarium can be on the damp side, Amramp ramps are ideal: The open mesh ramp surface provides needed traction and allows moisture to pass through easily. The ramp also features a raised gripping pattern, as well as a special Amramp-grip coating to the ramp surface, making the ramp at the Aquarium the most slip resistant ramp available.

Vanlandingham can’t image any other career. “All I do is help people design ramps,” she said. “Ultimately when someone is able to go on a ramp…it should be like floating on air for them. When you’re in a wheelchair, you should be able to bypass any obstacle that may cross your path. It’s so simple for me to put something down, so you don’t have any obstacles, that’s my reward.”

For more information, click here: Clearwater Marine Aquarium   

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Amramp exhibits at the CSMA 25th Annual Conference & Expo in Orlando

Posted on Tue, Jun 16, 2015

Case Management Society of America celebrates growth in healthcare with networking and educational opportunities.

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The Case Management Society of America’s (CMSA) 25th Annual Conference and Expo was held on June 22-26 in Orlando, Florida. The conference celebrated case management growth and advancement in the healthcare field. Through networking and educational opportunities, the five-day event aimed to leave each attendee with new and refreshed skills for effective patient care. 

The CMSA Conference and Expo wass the largest of its kind for professionals in the case management field. It featured exhibitions from preeminent firms in the healthcare industry like Amramp and a full schedule complete with time for networking. The five-day conference showcased three unqiue keynote speakers with different stories:

  • Robert X. Forgarty, founder of the Dear World Project
  • Jonathan Gotschall, advocate for the human addiction to storytelling
  • Suleika Jaouad, writer who explores the broken healthcare system and ways to mend it

 

Continuing Education (CE) hours were earned at the conference with a focus on:

  • Disease States
  • Healthcare Reform 
  • Contemporary Issues in Acute Care Case Management 
  • Transitional Care Considerations 

These credits are eligible in organizations such as Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC)Certification of Disability Management Specialist (CDMS), and Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN).


Health care case managers at the CSMA Conference and Expo explored:

  • The Center for Treatment of Paralysis and Reconstructive Nerve Surgery: Treatment of Nerve Pain and Peripheral Nerve Paralysis After Traumatic Injury
  • Reducing Medication-Related Problems: Innovations in Case Management Adherence and Treatment
  • The Future of Chronic Pain Management: A Superior Treatment Option for Chronic Back and Leg Pain
  • Case Management in the VA Healthcare System
  • A Patient-Centered Case Management Program: Taking Case Management to the Streets and Beyond 

 

Amramp looked forward to exhibiting at the CSMA Annual Conference and Expo, demonstrating our latest installed accessibility products and advances in accessibility for eldercare and life transitions at all mobility levels. We hope to see you in Orlando!


Wheelchair ramps and home accessibility products installed in days not weeks

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Join Amramp at the 2014 ARN Conference October 29th-1st

Posted on Wed, Oct 29, 2014

2014 is a big year for the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN), marking its 40th annual Educational Conference – the premier event of its kind in the rehabilitation-nursing field. To celebrate, ARN is holding this year's conference at a Disneyland hotel in Anaheim, CA from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1, and promises "many magical surprises in store to delight all attendees."

The bulk of the four days will be spent learning, sharing, and networking with some of the top nursing rehabilitation leaders and experts in the country, which makes it a prime opportunity to learn from the best and walk away with honed skills and savvy best practices. The educational schedule will benefit nurses of all practice and experience levels.

Learning opportunities for rehab nurses

  • Pre-conference sessions in topics like neuropharmacology, fall and injury reduction, brain injury, and patient engagement
  • Leadership course titled "Building a Culture of Leadership: The Imperative for the Future"
  • Keynote speech by Friends International Disability Center founder/CEO Joni Eareckson Tada on spinal cord injury/quadriplegia
  • Founder's address on health change/status sensor technology given by Lorraine Phillips, PhD RN
  • Closing general session, "Transforming Practice in the Age of Reform," from Tim Porter-O’Grady, DM, EdD, ScD(h), FAAN, FACCWS, GCNS-BC, NEA-BC, CWCN, CFCN
  • Poster sessions and exhibits
  • Concurrent educational sessions throughout the day on various topics, along with paper and case studies, and
  • Optional professional tour of the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center.

Conference attendees can earn ARN contact-hour continuing-education credits for each learning opportunity completed. The concurrent daily sessions represent a wide range of topics:

  • "Teaching Patients to Manage Their Medications in a Rehabilitation Setting"
  • "The Essential Role of the Rehabilitation Nurse in Facilitating Care Transitions:
  • What Role Do You Have?"
  • "Managing the Needs of the Medically Complex Patient"
  • "Rehab Beyond the Walls of the Rehab Center"
  • "The Science of Predicting and Preventing Falls"

Meanwhile, in the EXPO area, Amramp is looking forward to demonstrating to rehab nurses at the how its wheelchair ramps, vertical/overhead/stair/pool lifts, portable showers, transition/threshold ramps, automatic door openers, grab bars, and other products can aid in the role of nursing through making a patient’s home or other areas fully accessible regardless of the patient’s mobility level.

The Amramp team will be showing off our top-of-the-line wheelchair ramp technology and other accessibility products to the more than 850 nurses who will be visiting Anaheim from all around the country. We can't wait to connect with old friends and new: Please visit us if you are planning to be at the 2014 ARN Conference.

Helping rehab nurses get patients home sooner safely

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Amramp to showcase accessibility products at PACE, the premier senior care program conference

Posted on Fri, Oct 17, 2014

PACE (Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) is an organization that is aligned with Amramp's own mission as a company: to provide mobility solutions and full accessibility to all, including the senior population in America and Canada, which is why we wouldn't miss this year’s annual PACE Conference, taking place October 26th-29th at the Hilton Bayfront in San Diego, California.

PACE’s programs “support, maintain, safeguard, and promote the provision of quality, comprehensive and cost-effective health care services for frail older adults,” so it’s easy to see how Amramp’s weatherproof wheelchair ramps and other accessibility products could be a tremendous asset to those using PACE for their elder care needs. Amramp is proud to be hosting a booth at the conference's vendor EXPO, where we will educate conference attendees about the benefits of and synergy between Amramp mobility solutions and PACE senior care programs. Amramp will be one of more than 30 companies exhibiting at the 2014 conference.

2014 is special in that it marks 20 years for the PACE organization, which boasts 100+ programs in more than 30 states (and growing). Along with celebrating, the 2014 conference will offer educational opportunities to keep attendees up-to-speed on new changes in the evolving elder care marketplace, such as regulations, state government priorities, technology, and consumer preferences. This knowledge will be imparted via almost 60 concurrent education sessions and 12 poster presentations. An open learning format will encourage discussion and idea-sharing between guests. Attendees can look forward to cutting-edge talks on numerous topics, including these:

  • The Aging of Addictions: Addressing Addiction Treatment in PACE
  • Ready to Serve? The Invisible LGBT Older Adult
  • The PACE Model Works: Improving the Bottom Line through Best Practices in Care
  • Empowering Wellness: Interdisciplinary Approach to Chronic Pain Management for Multicultural Population of Older Adults
  • Self-Directed/Self-Selected Personal Care in PACE, and
  • Caring for the Caregiver: A Caregiver Support Program.

For the keynote speech, leadership expert Simon T. Bailey will teach listeners how to “shift your brilliance” and maximize your potential for success. Pre-conference learning opportunities will also be available, including:

  • PACE Basics
  • Intake/Marketing
  • Primary Care Symposium
  • Quality Improvement Symposium, and
  • Nursing Symposium.

One of the most exciting elements of the PACE conference each year is the opportunity to do site visits to local PACE programs. This year, conference-goers are invited to check out two programs operated by St. Paul’s PACE, as well as the opportunity to tour San Diego PACE, which is scheduled to open in 2015.

We are looking forward to seeing many of you at the conference in late October; if you'll be attending, please stop by Booth #7 and say hello!

Your home should be welcoming you, not worrying you

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MDA Muscle Walk: Get moving for a great cause. Join Amramp March 29

Posted on Fri, Mar 28, 2014

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.

 Your home should be welcoming you, not worrying you

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Amramp & APTA Conference in Alignment

Posted on Wed, Jan 29, 2014

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

         Education

         Federal Physical Therapy

         Geriatrics

         Hand Rehabilitation

         Health Policy/Administration

         Home Health

         Neurology

         Oncology

         Orthopaedics

         Pediatrics

         Private Practice

         Research

         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!

 

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Wishing you peace, joy and accessibility

Posted on Thu, Dec 19, 2013

Wheelchair ramp rentals make the holidays safer and bring everyone closer

For most of us, the holidays are about being together with family and upholding traditions. But many families are facing mobility challenges, perhaps for the first time, and are not sure what to do. Whether a loved is recovering from injury or illness – or may be using a wheelchair or walker to overcome steps and thresholds for the long-term – Amramp is ready to make accessing your home easy and safe.

Why consider renting a wheelchair ramp

For someone who uses a wheelchair, having to be carried can not only be humiliating but can also quickly become dangerous. The last thing anyone wants is additional injury or a fall, which can land not just the wheelchair user but also the helper in the ER for the holiday.

Instead, Amramp can make nearly any home accessible and safe, enabling your loved one to freely get about. 

How can you make your home wheelchair accessible?

Amramp’s accessibility experts can provide in-home estimates for ramp rentals for even as short as a day. And, it’s not too late: In most cases, Amramp installs wheelchair ramps within days, not weeks. Amramp’s 44 locations across the United States and Canada, with local warehouses, mean you can have your home ready for the holidays.

Is your home able to be accessible?

Leave that question to the accessibility experts: Amramp has decades of experience and our local owner-operators and installers have achieved what no one would believe. Our holiday video  showcases just a few examples, but for the more spectacular work, be sure to browse Amramp’s Facebook page, including a ramp at Boston’s historic Faneiul Hall Marketplace. Upon seeing the installation, designed to replace a broken elevator, Amramp’s Founder and President said it looked like a rollercoaster. Yet, it was 100% ADA compliant, as all Amramp wheelchair ramps are.

Your home should be welcoming you, not worrying you

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American Physical Therapist Conference to Showcase Amramp Products

Posted on Tue, Jun 25, 2013

Amramp to exhibit to thousands of physical therapists in Salt Lake City this June

The American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) annual conference and expo is coming up soon, and Amramp can’t wait to be a part of it! The conference brings together physical therapists and related medical professionals from across the country to learn, develop, and network with peers and industry leaders, June 26-29 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Humorist Dave Barry kicks off the conference on Wednesday night. Training sessions on PTNow software will be offered throughout the day, and participating attendees will earn continuing education credits (CEUs). There will be lectures, debates, an awards celebration, a poster presentation to honor physical therapy researchers, and even a Utah Chapter “Fun Run” for fitness buffs. On Thursday night, there will be a gala to celebrate the foundation.

Amramp will be one of 200 exhibitors, helping attendees learn more about the latest mobility solutions in the Amramp line of products and services. Physical and occupational therapists must constantly help their patients create new ways to move and to navigate their spaces when confronted by limiting conditions or deteriorating health. Amramp provides ramps, lifts, portable showers, and other products to make their living spaces, safer, accessible, and ADA-compliant.

The American Physical Therapy Association is a professional organization with more than 85,000 members who are physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students. APTA’s mission is “to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy’s role in the nation’s health care system.”

Conference lectures will be provided by industry experts, covering topics like the evolution of physical therapy and changing horizons, the effectiveness of residency education, and an interactive public debate forum open to audience participation.

Salt Lake City, Utah, offers plenty of sights, museums, shopping, restaurants, and nightlife to explore during the off-hours. If you’re going to be there for the conference, make sure to stop in and say hi to Amramp President and Founder, Julian Gordon and Amramp Salt Lake City franchise owner Eric Wallentine at Booth 817! We look forward to seeing you there!

Prioritizing Safety and Quality of Life

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