BELLEVILLE, Ill., (March 28, 2011) – The ROHO Group, Inc., manufacturer of support surface products for medical applications, is proud to be a gold sponsor of the St. Clair County Law Day Run. The Run will be held on April 30 at 9 a.m. to benefit Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc., an organization dedicated to providing free legal assistance to low-income households and senior citizens in central and southern Illinois. The ROHO Group has been a sponsor of the event since it began in 2002.
This year marks the first year the race has included a 3-mile wheelchair athlete division. The event coordinators have worked closely with past winner of the Go! St. Louis Marathon in the wheelchair event, Don Dowling on course design.
“We’re proud to be involved in the addition of the 3-mile wheelchair athlete division in the Law Day Run,” said Nancy Faist, Board member of The ROHO Group. “This is a great opportunity to showcase the talents of wheelchair athletes in the Belleville community.”
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the event hosted by the St. Clair County Bar Foundation and founded by the St. Clair County Legal Auxiliary. The USA Track & Field sanctioned event includes a 5K run/walk, 1K youth fun run and a 3-mile wheelchair athlete division that goes through historic downtown Belleville. The races begin at North High Street & East “A” Street.
Following the races, participants can attend a free fitness fair with health screenings and sports massages, jump in the YMCA bounce house, rock climb and more.
To find more information about the Law Day Run or to register for the event visit http://www.lawdayrun.com/ or e-mail Angela Vassen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ROHO Group specializes in Shape Fitting Technology®, manufacturing cushion and support surface products for medical applications, as well as for recreational and commercial vehicle use. For more information, visit The ROHO Group’s website at www.therohogroup.com or contact customer service at (800) 851-3449.
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Five employees of The ROHO Group will present at the 2011 International Seating Symposium. The programs will cover clinically relevant cushion characteristics, pressure mapping guidelines and the wheelchair cushion selection process.
BELLEVILLE, Ill., (March 1, 2011) — The ROHO Group, manufacturer of support surface products for medical and consumer applications, will have four staff members presenting at the 2011 International Seating Symposium in Nashville, TN March 3-5 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center.
The International Seating Symposium is hosted by the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and includes research, training and exhibition halls regarding wheeled mobility and seating and solutions for people with disabilities. The audience is primarily clinicians, medical manufacturers, rehab equipment suppliers and educators.
University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Science will award Continuing Education Units for select educational activities. Up to 1.6 CEUs will be awarded to those attending 16 hours of training.
Pat Meeker, Senior Director of Global Sales, will present the program, ISO Pressure Mapping Clinical Guidelines — Combining Expertise and Evidence, along with Kimberly Davis from ATECH Services. The program will be held from 1-3 p.m. on March 3 and will discuss the standardized evidence-based guidelines for Interface Pressure Mapping, IPM, as deemed by the International Standards Organization.
Darren Hammond, MPT, CWS, Senior Director of Training and Education, and Tricia Henley, MPT, ATP, Clinical Applications Manager, will present the program, Choosing The Best Cushion: How Do We Really Get There?, along with Sharon Pratt from Sunrise Medical. The program will be held from 1-3 p.m. on March 3 and will discuss how to assess the differences among seating support surfaces using scientific principles. It will cover the various materials and design methods used to construct cushions.
Dave McCausland, Senior Vice President of Planning and Government Affairs, will present the program, Investigating Clinically Relevant Cushion Characteristics via Laboratory Testing, along with Mark Greig of Sunrise Medical. The program will be from 10:45-11:45 a.m. on March 4. The program will discuss the development of clinically relevant, laboratory test methods to clearly determine the positioning and skin integrity characteristics of a cushion, and the cushion’s ability to be adjusted and maintain similar performance, even when changes to weight and/or shape occur.
Bart Van der Heyden, PT, Director of European Training and Education, will present the program, The Changing Perception Towards Disability and Wheelchair Users And Its Impact on Seating Interventions And AT Provision, from 10:45-11:45 a.m. on March 4. The program will discuss how the different views on disability have created disparities among seating assessments in multiple care facilities.
The ROHO Group will also have a booth (booth 610) in the exhibition hall to showcase new products and answer any questions.
The ROHO Group specializes in shape-fitting technology, manufacturing cushioning and mattress products for medical applications as well as for recreational and commercial vehicle use. For more information, visit The ROHO Group’s website at www.therohogroup.com or contact customer service at (800) 851-3449.
For more information, contact:
The ROHO Group, Inc.
1-800-851-3449, ext. 2220
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