APTA Announces Strategic Partnership with Bioness

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ALEXANDRIA, VA, January 31, 2012 — The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is pleased to announce that Bioness Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of innovative neuromodulation products that help individuals with central nervous system disorders regain movement in affected limbs, has become an APTA Strategic Business Partner.

Through its Strategic Business Partners Program, APTA seeks to enhance business relationships and develop meaningful partnerships with for-profit companies by offering services and marketing opportunities that provide mutual benefits to partners and APTA.

"It is a pleasure to welcome Bioness into the family of strategic business partners," said APTA President R. Scott Ward, PT, PhD. "Bioness has demonstrated an established commitment to the physical therapy community through its award-winning medical devices that help restore mobility for those living with neurological deficits and peripheral pain."

"With more than 80,000 physical therapists as members, APTA is an ideal partner as we work to deliver on our mission to provide greater access to innovative technologies that restore lost mobility and improve patient lives," said Todd Cushman, senior vice-president of Global Business Development and Marketing for Bioness. "This strategic business partnership provides an opportunity for Bioness to educate APTA members on the many clinical benefits of our neuromodulation technologies for patients living with central nervous system disorders."

About Bioness

Bioness provides neuromodulation technologies that help improve lives and restore function for those living with neurological deficits and peripheral pain. The company markets innovative neuromodulation products that help individuals with central nervous system disorders such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury regain movement in affected limbs. The NESS L300® Foot Drop System, NESS H200® Hand Rehabilitation System, and NESS L300® Plus System, cleared for use by the Food and Drug Administration, are designed to help patients achieve new levels of physical independence and productivity. Individual results vary. Consult with a qualified physician to find out if these products are right for you. Additional information about Bioness can be found at www.bioness.com.

About APTA
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) represents more than 80,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy nationwide. Learn more about conditions physical therapists can treat, and how to find a physical therapist in your area. You are encouraged to follow us on Twitter (@moveforwardpt) and Facebook.