Orthotic and Prosthetic Group of America (OPGA) Announces Recipients of 2021 Freedom Award

Published in Orthotics & Prosthetics on November 11, 2021

Forty-four O&P providers were recently honored with a 2021 Freedom Award in recognition of their exceptional care of military personnel.

“We’re excited to recognize these O&P providers for the exceptional care they provide to the men and women who have sacrificed for our freedoms,” said Todd Eagen, president of OPGA. “These dedicated professionals blend patient care with precision design to ensure our military heroes can have increased mobility and independence.”                   

The 2021 Freedom Award recipients are:

Elite Orthotics, Zelienople, PA
Human Engineering Research Lab, Pittsburgh, PA
Limb Lab, Scottsdale, AZ
Limb Lab, Lincoln, NE
Limb Lab, La Crosse, WI
Limb Lab, Minneapolis, MN
Limb Lab, Mankato, MN
Limb Lab, Rochester, MN
Premier Prosthetics & Orthotics, St. Louis, MO
Restorative Health Services Group, Murfreesburo, TN
Rehability, Spring Hill, FL
Freedom Prosthetics and Orthotics, Humble, TX
Holmes Prosthetic Center, Houston, TX
RISE Custom Solutions (a division of LifeScape), Sioux Falls, SD
Nova Care, Oshkosh, WI
Nova Care, Fond du lac, WI
Central Brace and Limb Co., Indianapolis, IN
LeTourneau LIFELIKE ORTHOTICS and PROSTHETICS, Inc., Beaumont, TX
Clark, Kuntz & Associates Prosthetics, Sioux City, IA
Sampsons Prosthetic and Orthotic Lab, Schenectady, NY
Great Lakes Prosthetics & Orthotics, Ypsilanti, MI
Valley Institute of Prosthetics & Orthotics, Bakersfield, CA
Manfredi Orthotic & Prosthetic Affiliates, Eatontown, NJ
Clark & Associates Prosthetics and Orthotics, Waterloo, IA
Tillges Certified Orthotic Prosthetic, Inc., Maplewood, MN
Mobility Prosthetics, Murray, UT
Sierra Prosthetics-Orthotics, Grass Valley, CA
Snell's Orthotics and Prosthetics, Shreveport, LA
O&P1, Waterloo, IA
Clark and Associates, Cedar Rapids, IA
OrthoPro Services, LLC, Dublin (Laurens), GA
Limbcare Prosthetics and Orthotics Of Georgia, Inc., Valdosta, GA
Limbcare Prosthetics and Orthotics Of Georgia, Inc., Tifton, GA
Limbcare Prosthetics and Orthotics Of Georgia, Inc., Lagrange, GA
Limbcare Prosthetics and Orthotics Of Georgia, Inc., Cordele, GA
Limbcare Prosthetics and Orthotics Of Georgia, Inc., Americus, GA
Limbcare Prosthetics and Orthotics Of Georgia, Inc., Albany, GA
Ropp Orthopedic Clinic, Commerce Township, MI
Orthotic & Prosthetic Designs, Indianapolis, IN
Total Rehab Orthotics and Prosthetics, Fayetteville, NC
Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics, Parkersburg, WV
Decker Integrated O&P, Overland Park, KS
Compass Limb & Brace, LLC, Ogden, UT
Allegheny Orthotics and Prosthetics, Altoona, PA

Recipients of the 2021 Freedom Award received a framed award to showcase in their patient care facility.     

“This is a small token of appreciation that these integral rehabilitation providers can showcase in their facility,” said Eagen. “It highlights their dedication to the distinguished veterans they treat, and to the stars and stripes.” 

For more information about the award, contact Todd Eagen at Todd.Eagen@vgm.com or 800-214-6742.

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