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Motion returns with rehab expo

September 21, 2022HME News Staff

TORONTO – Motion, formerly Motion Specialties, will once again host the Motion Rehab Expo following a hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Motion Rehab Expo is a complimentary full-day education and networking event for Canadian health care and industry professionals, including therapists, long-term care administrators, funding providers and many others. Attendees can expect 15-minute round robin presentations from equipment manufacturers for both adult and pediatric streams. They can also...

Complex Rehab Technology, Motion, Motion Rehab Expo


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In brief: Invacare layoffs, Philips recall, ResMed exec

May 6, 2022HME News Staff

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare is streamlining its operations in the United States, primarily related to headcount reductions, to improve its cost structure, according to a May 4 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  As a result, the company anticipates annual pre-tax savings of about $2.8 million, with about $1.9 million to be realized in 2022. It will incur restructuring charges of $800,000 and expects to make cash payments in the same amount, primarily related to...

Caire, Insulet, Invacare, Motion, Philips Recall, Quality Biomedical, ResMed, Rhythm Healthcare


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Motion appoints new CEO

May 5, 2022HME News Staff

TORONTO – Motion has named Sue Gilpin CEO. She replaces Thecla Sweeney, who is stepping down after holding the roles of CEO and executive chair for four years. Gilpin has served as senior director, people and operations West at Motion since 2018. “This appointment is a strong vote of confidence for me and Motion’s leadership team,” said Gilpin. “Collectively we have the right skill set, knowledge, and experience internally to make this a smooth transition and carry on...

Mobility equipment, Motion


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Motion grows accessibility biz, seeks ‘normalcy’

April 2, 2022Tracy Orzel

TORONTO – Motion will use its recent acquisition of Sage Seniors’ Resources to expand its foothold in Saskatoon, the largest city in the province of Saskatchewan, and expand its home accessibility business.  “The location is on the other side of Saskatoon, so it's quite far from (our two existing) sites,” said Thecla Sweeney, Executive Chair and CEO of Motion. “We looked at their product offering and it was a really nice compliment to what we were doing there....

Home Accessibility, Motion


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In brief: Medline’s growth, ACMESA meeting, oxygen utilization

February 11, 2022HME News Staff

NORTHFIELD, Ill. – Medline opened five newly constructed distribution centers in 2021, with two more scheduled to be completed in 2022, as part of its $1.5 billion Healthcare Resilience Initiative.  The newest LEED-certified distribution center, set to open in the first quarter of 2022, is in Richmond Hill, Ga., less than 30 miles from the Port of Savannah. It will provide an additional 1.2 million square feet of space to stockpile supplies for customer distribution centers throughout...

ACMESA, Better Health, CareCentrix, Home Oxygen, Medline, Motion, Motion Composites


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Motion acquires Sage Seniors’ Resources

February 10, 2022HME News Staff

TORONTO – Motion, a provider of mobility and home accessibility solutions, has acquired Sage Seniors’ Resources in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Founded in 1997 by Shirley Porter, Sage Seniors’ Resources offers medical supplies and mobility equipment. “It has been a great honour to serve my community along with the Sage Seniors’ Resources team over the last 25 years and I couldn’t be more excited to work with Motion to enhance the infrastructure and resources of this...

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Motion hits 49 locations

September 21, 2021HME News Staff

TORONTO – Motion, formerly Motion Specialties, has expanded its mobility and home accessibility business across Saskatchewan, with the acquisition of Golden Mobility & Rehab. The company now has 49 locations across five Canadian provinces. “Despite the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, our business has had tremendous expansion over the last nine months through the addition of North Coast Home Medical Equipment (Terrace, B.C.), A-1 Wheelchairs Unlimited (Langley, B.C.) and most...

Complex Rehab, Home Accessibility, M&A, Motion


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Motion re-enters Manitoba market

July 6, 2021HME News Staff

TORONTO – Motion, formerly Motion Specialties, has expanded its business into Manitoba with the acquisition of Canadian Health Care Products based in Winnipeg. “Motion’s acquisition of Canadian Health Care Products further accelerates our rapid growth in 2021,” said Thecla Sweeney, executive chair and CEO of Motion. “We are excited to return to the province of Manitoba with a corporate location. In partnership with CHCP and its founder, Joe Perry, Motion will continue...

Canadian Health Care Products, M&A, Motion


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Motion expands in BC 

May 5, 2021HME News Staff

TORONTO – Motion, formerly Motion Specialties, a provider of mobility and home accessibility solutions in Canada, has acquired A-1 Wheelchairs Unlimited in Langley, British Columbia. A-1 Wheelchairs, a family owned and operated business that was founded in 1985, provides products and services to Langley and its surrounding communities – from Vancouver to Hope. “Building on our expansion throughout British Columbia, which began with the integration of North Coast Home Medical Equipment...

Home Accessibility, Motion, Wheelchairs


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Motion expands to British Columbia

January 6, 2021HME News Staff

TORONTO – Motion, a provider of mobility and home accessibility solutions, has acquired British Columbia-based North Coast Home Medical Equipment. The deal complements Motion’s existing coverage of Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland and southern interior B.C. “This is only the beginning of our plan for aggressive growth in the coming year,” said Thecla Sweeney, executive chair and CEO of Motion. “The expansion in British Columbia solidifies our market leadership and reiterates...

Canada, MEDIchair, Motion, North Coast Medical Equipment


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