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O&P Labs Sponsors Trip to National Conference for Two Patients

SPRINGFIELD — Orthotics & Prosthetics Labs Inc. will sponsor the travel of two of its patients, Tony Frogameni and Mike Quinones, to the National Amputee Coalition Conference on July 25-27 in San Antonio, Texas.

The conference, which is put on by the Amputee Coalition, serves as a community gathering for hundreds of people suffering from limb loss, offering support groups, motivational classes, and hands-on clinics, as well as the opportunity for amputees to tell their stories. Doctors will also be on site showcasing the latest advancements in prosthetic technology.

The amputee coalition is a donor-supported, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to “reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support, and advocacy, and to promote limb-loss prevention.” Its main office is located in Manassas, Va., and it hosts multiple events and training opportunities.

The mission of O&P Labs is to provide high-quality, physician-directed, orthotic- and prosthetic-related services to meet the personal needs and improve the health status of the people in the communities it serves. It offers a complete range of quality orthotic and prosthetic devices and services and specializes in custom-made braces and prosthetic limbs, and also stocks the most popular off-the-shelf braces.