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Weesie Walker to leave top role at NRRTS

January 20, 2023Liz Beaulieu, Editor

LUBBOCK, Texas – Weesie Walker became executive director of NRRTS on an interim basis in 2013, when Simon Margolis, the organization’s first leader, retired, and she never left. But it’s time to hand over the reins to someone else, she says.  “It’s been nine years, which is longer than I had planned,” said Walker, ATP/SMS. “Once you get into it, it’s exciting to see the things that we’re able to accomplish.”  NRRTS has assembled...

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NRRTS launches webinar lineup 

December 28, 2022HME News Staff

LUBBOCK, Texas – NRRTS will kick off its 2023 webinar lineup with “What Parents Want CRT Suppliers to Know” on Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. EST. During the webinar, a panel made up of parents of children who use complex rehab technology will describe the skills they seek in a supplier, identify their expectations and name three ways the process of providing complex rehab could be improved. “Hearing their firsthand interactions will offer insight on what matters the most to them...

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Don Clayback

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Stakeholders show up in force for complex rehab

September 23, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – A record 300 providers, manufacturers, clinicians, consumers and others participated in the NCART/NRRTS Virtual Congressional Fly-in on Sept. 14, a nearly 58% increase over last year.  They held 292 congressional meetings on that one day.  “Attendance was significantly higher than prior years, including last year, when we had 190 participate,” said Don Clayback, executive director of NCART.  The three main talking points of those meetings: securing...

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In brief: Complex rehab momentum, telehealth risks, Medicare Advantage bill

September 16, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – A record 300-plus advocates participated in the NCART/NRRTS Virtual Congressional Fly-in on Sept. 14.  Those advocates, who included consumers, clinicians, providers, manufacturers, family members, caregivers and others, held meetings with 292 congressional offices throughout the day.  “In the weeks ahead, we will be carrying out the important task of following up with offices on the ‘congressional asks’ presented,” said Don Clayback in an...

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Don Clayback

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CRT efforts gain momentum with fly-in

September 16, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – A record 300-plus advocates participated in the NCART/NRRTS Virtual Congressional Fly-in on Sept. 14.  Those advocates, who included consumers, clinicians, providers, manufacturers, family members, caregivers and others, held meetings with 292 congressional offices throughout the day.  “In the weeks ahead, we will be carrying out the important task of following up with offices on the ‘congressional asks’ presented,” said Don Clayback in an...

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Mike Seidel on the importance of representation

August 19, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

KANSAS CITY – When Mike Seidel was named the recipient of the 2022 Simon Margolis Fellow Award, it might not have been a surprise for anyone else in the complex rehab technology industry, but it was for him.  NRRTS gives out the award each year to a NRRTS registrant who has made long-standing and significant contributions to NRRTS, the CRT industry, and the overall seating and mobility community.  “I was taken aback by it,” said Seidel, ATP, CRTS, the vice president...

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Groups set agenda for Nat'l CRT Awareness Week 

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Groups set agenda for Nat'l CRT Awareness Week 

August 10, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – As part of National CRT Awareness Week next week, Unite4CRT and NRRTS will present a series of panel discussions on Aug. 17 to raise awareness of the importance of ensuring access to complex rehab technology. The series kicks off at 12:45 EST with a welcome message, followed by a presentation on “Navigating the Public School System When You Have a Disability.” Other presentations: “Traveling With My Wheelchair – What Should I Expect?” “You...

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NRRTS recognizes CRT leaders

August 4, 2022HME News Staff

LUBBOCK, Texas – NRRTS on July 27 hosted its 30 Year Anniversary Open Meeting, where it presented several awards to individuals who make contributions to complex rehab technology. Awards were given to five deserving contributors to CRT: Simon Margolis Fellow Award, Mike Seidel; Distinguished Service Award, Jason Kelln; Leadership Award, Greg Packer; Leadership Award, Linda Norton; and Consumer Advocate Award, Karen Roy.

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NRRTS to host 30th birthday bash

July 14, 2022HME News Staff

LUBBOCK, Texas – NRRTS will host a Virtual Open Meeting and Birthday Bash on July 27 to celebrate turning 30. In 1992, there were no standards for the provision of complex rehab technology, no certification, no supplier qualifications, few equipment options and easier documentation. A few forward thinkers, led by Simon Margolis, conceived and created NRRTS to improve the provision CRT for everyone. “We’re proud of what we’ve done, what we’ve become and where we’re...

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NRRTS puts ‘FOCUS’ on pediatrics

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NRRTS puts ‘FOCUS’ on pediatrics

June 24, 2022Tracy Orzel

LUBBOCK, Texas – When it comes to young children and toddlers with mobility limitations, it’s never too early or too late to start using power, says Lisa Kenyon, PT, DPT, PhD, PCS, a contributing author to NRRTS’s newest publication, “FOCUS: Pediatric Power & Early Intervention.”  Pediatrics has been an area where power has been underutilized, but clinicians like Kenyon are making the case that it can play an important role in their development and independence.  “A...

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