Austin, Texas, May 3, 2012 – Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. today announced its therapeutic solutions business unit Accelerated Care Plus (ACP) has become the official supplier of advanced therapeutic modalities to IMG Academies, the Bradenton, Fla.-based multi-sport training and education complex that provides tailored coaching programs to youth, adult, collegiate, and professional athletes.
“We are extremely excited to become an official product supplier to IMG Academies, an organization renowned for nurturing America’s most promising and talented athletes,” said ACP President and COO John Beach. “ACP has a 30-year track record of helping professional and collegiate athletes accelerate recovery and improve performance. Now, together with IMG Academies, we will continue to expand upon this legacy by providing ACP’s advanced technology and programs to athletes of all ages, levels, and abilities.”
More than 30,000 such athletes make their way through IMG on an annual basis, with nearly 800 student-athletes attending IMG Academies full-time. Recognized for helping athletes recover from injuries faster while more precisely refining performance, ACP’s therapeutic devices are developed around evidence-based practice, with nearly 100 scientific studies demonstrating effectiveness. Additionally, as the rehabilitative equipment of choice for many champion sports teams, ACP's specialized sports rehabilitation programs will provide IMG’s athletes with the same medical technology, evidence-based clinical protocols, and advanced therapist training that professional and collegiate athletes are accustomed to experiencing in their typical training environments in the National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), National Basketball Association (NBA), and National Hockey League (NHL).
“ACP shares our mission of providing athletes with cutting-edge technologies to both prevent and treat injury, which is a necessary part of every serious athlete’s life,” said Trevor Moawad, Director of the IMG Performance Institute. “With the addition of ACP to our training resources, we are now offering our athletes of all ages and abilities the most advanced technology aimed at managing muscle pain, relieving muscle spasms, increasing circulation and re-educating their muscles.”
ACP joins an expanding IMG Academies sponsor family, which includes performance leaders like Under Armour® and Gatorade®.
About IMG Academies – IMG Academies, a division of IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion and media company, is the world’s largest and most advanced multi-sport training and education complex. For more than 30 years, IMG Academies has helped countless youth, adult, collegiate and professional athletes reach their full potential in
and out of sport, by providing world-class coaching, tailored programs and professional facilities within an energetic environment across a 450-acre campus.
Today the Bradenton, Fla.-based campus attracts 30,000 athletes from nearly 100 countries annually. IMG Academies offers youth camp and academy programs in baseball, basketball, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer and tennis, in addition to training opportunities for professional athletes, teams and leagues. IMG also runs a series of events on its campus and throughout the country on an annual basis.
For more information about IMG camps, programs and events, please visit our website at www.imgacademies.com.
About Hanger – Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. (NYSE: HGR), headquartered in Austin, Texas, is the world's premier provider for services and products that enhance human physical capability. Hanger provides orthotic and prosthetic patient care services, distributes O&P devices and components and provides therapeutic solutions to the broader post-acute market. Hanger is the largest owner and operator of orthotic and prosthetic patient care centers with in excess of 700 O&P patient care centers located in 45 states and the District of Columbia. Hanger, through its subsidiary Southern Prosthetic Supply, Inc, is also the largest distributor of branded and private label O&P devices and components in the United States. Hanger provides therapeutic solutions through its subsidiaries Innovative Neurotronics and Accelerated Care Plus. Innovative Neurotronics introduces emerging neuromuscular technologies developed through independent research in a collaborative effort with industry suppliers worldwide. Accelerated Care Plus is a developer of specialized rehabilitation technologies and the nation's leading provider of evidence-based clinical programs for post-acute rehabilitation serving more than 4,000 long-term care facilities and other sub-acute rehabilitation providers throughout the U.S. For more information on ACP’s Sport Rehabilitation, visit www.acplus.com/sports. For more information on Hanger, visit www.hanger.com and follow us at www.Facebook.com/HangerNews and www.Twitter.com/HangerNews.
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