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Kathleen Johnston Earns USOC Developmental Coach of the Year Honors

This year United States Olympic Committee (USOC) announced Kathleen Johnston, USA Triathlon Certified Coach and owner of TriSuccess Multisport Coaching LLC, as the 2013 Developmental Coach of the Year. She is the first triathlon coach to win an award from … Continue reading

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Swiftwick Helping Amputee Athletes Prepare for Paralympic Summer Games in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro

Swiftwick is proud to play an integral part in helping the most elite para-athletes in the U.S – and the world – train and compete at higher levels using our American-made compression products. Continue reading

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inMotion Magazine features Swiftwick’s Valor Amputee Sock

Praised for its effectiveness in managing moisture and bacteria buildup inside the extreme environment of a prosthetic limb, Swiftwick’s Valor liner sock is currently being distributed by multiple distributors: Cascade, JMS Plastics, Myrdal Orthopedic Technologies and SPS. Continue reading

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Swiftwick Amputee Runner Narrowly Escapes Tragedy at Boston Marathon

“I was at mile 25.9 [0.3-miles from the finish line]. I heard a noise that sounded like a loud garbage truck. They shut the race down right away! People were standing all together. We didn’t know what happened at first then the spectators told us of the bombs! People started crying…” Continue reading

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New Valor Compression Liner Sock Video Released

Since the earliest recorded prosthetic limbs made by the Egyptians, (circa 1000 B.C.) amputees and the specialists who fabricate prosthetic limbs have struggled to find an effective solution for managing moisture and bacteria buildup inside the prostheses. Utilizing the very latest in fiber and antimicrobial technologies, Swiftwick, Inc. has found a solution to this 3,000 year-old challenge in the release of the Valor compression liner sock. Continue reading

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Swiftwick’s VALOR Liner Sock for Amputees

Worn against the skin, underneath a prosthetic liner, Swiftwick’s VALOR liner sock is the most technologically advanced amputee sock on the planet. The VALOR liner sock effectively manages limb volume and works with multiple styles of liners. Its linked closure on the distal end means no irritations are caused by the seam. For the best comfort and fit inside your prosthetic arm or leg, all you need is the Swiftwick’s VALOR liner sock. Continue reading

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Fitting & Care for the VALOR Liner Sock

Place bottom of sock on distal end of limb and slowly pull sock up onto limb Continue reading

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Olympians AND Amputees Use Tennessee Made Compression Socks – WATE Channel 6 Feature

“We had a quadruple amputee wearing the socks for a few month now. He broke a record in a Paralympic trial in Indiana. He is out pushing the limits, and we have been a part of him taking it to the next level,” Mabry said. Continue reading

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Amputees like Olympian Oscar Pistorius Sweat Like Crazy! WHY?

Swiftwick’s compression sock manages the sweat that builds up inside the prosthetic liner more effectively than any other sock product on the market. Richmond says, “I am excited about what this product could do for amputees across the spectrum of activity levels.” Continue reading

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