SMT to distribute Rock 'N Go wheelchair

Thursday, January 31, 2002

DETROIT LAKES, Mich. - SMT Health Systems, best known for its PAL brand of patient lifts and stands, began distributing the Homecrest Rock 'N Go wheelchair January 1. "(This wheelchair) can be customized through tilt and height adjustments to fit each individual for optimal body positioning, comfort and mobility," said Keith LeCleir, SMT president and CEO. "The Rock 'N Go is especially effective with Alzheimer's and dementia patients." Homecrest is primarily a manufacturer of patio furniture. The arrangement between the companies permits Homecrest to maintain a position in the healthcare field and SMT to diversify its line of healthcare products.

New biz targets orhopedics surgeons
MCKINNEY, TEXAS - Orthofix International and HealthSouth Corporation have created a joint venture - OrthoRx Inc. - to provide durable medical equipment to the patients of orthopedic surgeons. The OrthoRx joint venture will be headquartered in McKinney, Texas, where the business will facilitate insurance authorization, maintain inventory levels, and oversee billing, which will allow individual service centers to focus on patient interaction and physician follow-up. Initial plans identified a potential 40 markets for these centers. HME
AliMed releases new catalog

DEDHAM, Mass. - AliMed's Issue I, 2000, of the Podiatry Catalog offers a comprehensive guide to foot-health products. The catalog allows professionals to select from a wide range of insoles, heel cups and diabetic shoes. Rehab products include foot and ankle exercisers, muscle stimulators, and hot and cold compression aids. The catalog addresses all major foot maladies and discomfort, including plantar fasciitis, diabetes, hallux valgus and edema. Two special product sections cover wound care and knee orthoses. HME