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TSA Shares Tips to Streamline Summer Travel

The TSA reminds travelers of recent modifications to airport screening procedures

As more than 200 million passengers begin their summer travel, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reminds travelers of recent modifications to airport screening procedures and provides tips for travel preparations. Read more >

Some Soldiers Prefer Amputations to Damaged Limbs

Army 1st Sgt. William "Mike" Leonard found himself mourning the left leg that he had agonized for months about keeping. It was in December, just weeks before he would have doctors cut it off. Read More >

Wounded Warrior Project

The WWP Resource Center has officially launched and is here to serve and support warriors, caregivers, and their families. In addition to responding to specific requests, the center's representatives actively reach out to warriors and their families to keep them engaged in available WWP programs and services. The WWP Resource Center is equipped to help warriors and caregivers identify resources to meet a wide range of needs. Read More >

YouTube Video: Wounded Warriors Conquer an Indoor Obstacle Course
Seven Wounded Warriors from the Armed Forces Amputee Patient Care

Can Functional Electronic Stimulation Improve Mobility?

Bioness proudly presents a byline article just published in Momentum, the magazine of the National MS Society. The article, "Can functional electrical stimulation improve mobility?" is authored by Ben Thrower, MD, who is a national expert at working with patients with foot drop, particularly those with multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury.

Please take a moment to read the attached article with Dr. Thrower's comments on the NESS L300™ and other options for treating foot drop. For more information on the NESS L300 Foot Drop System, click onto Bioness at

Amping Up Current Therapy
Functional electrical stimulus and the changing times

It may surprise many to learn that the brain and body effectively run on electricity, and more remarkably, the same kind of electricity that runs our household appliances.

The individual nerve cells in the brain discharge a current of electricity along the neurons – like a computer, controlling millions of nerve fibers – which, in turn, charge the particles in each of the cells and basically transmit the orders from the brain to the muscles and internal organs. Read More >

Exciting news! The NESS L300™ Foot Drop System is endorsed by the American Physical Therapy Association.

APTA’s Review Board Committee and professional members of APTA completed a thorough assessment of the NESS L300 and the clinical study results prior to issuing the endorsement. Endorsement by this national organization representing over 70,000 members in the US is huge and furthers our relationship with the physical therapy community.

APTA has issued a press release (click here) announcing this great news which was sent out by the APTA to their physical therapy trade publications and associated trade publications.

This great news was also shared with all APTA members on page 9 of the first ever e-newsletter (see below) that was recently e-mailed to announce APTA’s Annual Meeting June 10th-13th in Baltimore, MD. The e-newsletter was sent to over 70,000 APTA members. A copy of the ad in the e-newsletter is attached.

In addition, Bioness Inc. has issued our own press release announcing the product endorsement of the NESS L300 Foot Drop System, which went over the AP Health Care Newswire on Tuesday June 9th and was picked up by over 60 websites including Business Wire, Google News, Yahoo News, Morningstar, and others.

We now have two great product endorsements for the NESS L300 and the NESS H200 from the APTA and AOTA, two of the leading therapy associations in the United States. You may remember that back in April 2008, Bioness Inc. received a product endorsement for our NESS H200® Hand Rehabilitation from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

Additional information at the Bioness website

New APTA Endorsement, click here.

Past Events

AUGUST 24, 2013
Warrior Dash

Long Pond, PA

Calling all fellow Warriors! VPO staff will be in the upcoming Warrior Dash event on August 24th in Long Pond PA. The staff will start the race at 12:30pm, come out and show your love and support! Click here for more information on the Warrior Dash.

AUGUST 30, 2013
12-5pm for the WalkAide System

We will have a demo system at our Lehigh Valley office as well as a representative from Innovative Neurotronics. Call the office today at 610-770-1515 to schedule your appointment! Click here for more information on the Warrior Dash.

SEPTEMBER 28-29, 2013
Bike MS: City to Shore Ride 2013

Cherry Hill, NJ

VPO staff member, Matt Hoppel, will be participating in Bike MS: City to Shore Ride 2013 in Cherry Hill, NJ. Click here for more information on the Warrior Dash.

Conrad W. Raker Sporting Clays Invitational 2012 & 2013
Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays, 2750 Limestone Avenue, Coplay

The tournament benefits Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network’s Conrad W. Raker Endowment Fund, which is used to provide educational programs for Good Shepherd employees. About 150 people are expected to participate in the 100 rounds of sporting clays shooting.

6th Annual Lehigh Valley Amputee Golf Outing
Friday, April 27, 2012 at 8:00am at Wedgewood Golf Course

VPO is proud to continue their participation in such a great community event. "It is a wonderful opportunity to assist in the outreach to amputees and their families from the Greater Lehigh Valley region." — Steven Chu, CPO