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Getting a Leg Up on Sports Orthopedics

recently published an article called Innovation from Orthopedics to Sports Medicine. In this article they highlighted two different companies who they believe are innovators in their field and “are making the world a bit better for both physicians and patients.” … Continue reading

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Soldier Salute: Edward Pulido

Ed has earned two Purple Hearts from separate actions over the course of his military career. When he learned about our USA and RECOVERY+ socks, he absolutely lit up. Continue reading

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The Zion Effect

Every once in a while, you meet a person who is truly inspirational. I was recently given the opportunity to meet two amazing, inspirational people. Heather and her son Zion reside in Franklin, Tennessee. Heather is a mother of six … Continue reading

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Bladerunner, Jeff Glasbrenner, Heading Back to Boston with Two Teammates

Last year, Swiftwick VALOR athlete, Jeff Glasbrenner, barely escaped tragedy as he was approaching the 26 mile mark of the Boston Marathon when the bombs exploded near the finish line. “I was at mile 25.9 [0.3-miles from the finish line]. I … 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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Swiftwick Announces Distribution Deal through Cascade Orthopedic Supply

For Swiftwick, partnering with Cascade was an opportunity to extend its reach in the prosthetic industry. “Building a relationship with a quality organization like Cascade puts our product, with its fantastic antimicrobial properties in front of a much larger customer base,” said David Fitzgerald, vice president of sales for Swiftwick. “We’re essentially overturning the traditional view of how a prosthetic interfaces with the residual limb, so it’s important to have thought leaders and innovative partners such as Cascade on board to help tell the story of such a landmark product.” Continue reading

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Soldier Salute for Valor feat. Sgt. Major Chris Self

Introducing Sgt. Major Chris Self: We are honored to introduce WickNation to Sgt. Major Chris Self. Chris has been a loyal friend of the ‘Wick brand for close to a year. He competes at a high level in multiple sports, all while wear Swiftwicks. Here are some of his vitals: 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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Soldier Salute for Valor

On April 19, 2010, during his ninth combat deployment (and fifth after losing his leg), Kapacziewski’s patrol ran into an ambush outside a village in eastern Afghanistan. After a fellow Ranger fell to withering enemy fire, shot through the belly, Sergeant Kap and another soldier dragged him seventy-five yards to safety and administered first aid that saved his life while heavy machineguns tried to kill them. 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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