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Hanger LIVE 2023 Returns to In-Person Programming with #ShiftMoveGo Theme


GRAPEVINE, Texas – Feb. 8, 2023 – For the first time since February 2020, the annual Hanger LIVE conference was held in person, from Jan. 23-25, at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. More than 1,000 Hanger employees and 370 exhibitors gathered for educational courses and collaboration with colleagues, manufacturers, and orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) industry partners.

With an event theme encouraging attendees to “ShiftMoveGo,” the Opening Ceremony featured the first-ever Hanger LIVE Sled Hockey Classic, showcasing a match between Team USA Sled Hockey athletes. The teams were comprised of the defending Paralympic gold medal-winning team and members of the U.S. Women’s and Men’s Development Sled Hockey Teams. The event was broadcast live from the Comerica Center in Frisco, TX on Hanger Clinic’s YouTube channel.

The Ceremony also featured clinician Rebecca Cook presenting a $3,000 check on behalf of the Hanger Foundation to her patient Olivia Lavieri, to benefit her youth sled hockey team, the Hurricanes.

Hanger’s 10th annual Partner Awards recognized five outstanding companies for their role in supplying products and services used to provide excellent O&P care and patient outcomes. Partners recognized this year were: Trend Medical for “Rising Star,” OssKin for “Collaboration,” Fillauer for “Innovation,” Anclote for “Operational Performance,” and Blatchford for the “Clinicians’ Choice” category. 

More than 160 instructors presented 80 courses, including Clinical Keynote sessions featuring thought leaders in the O&P profession and a presentation on improving health outcomes by Dr. Scott Wallace, JD, MBA, co-founder and managing director of the Value Institute for Health and Care at the University of Texas at Austin’s Dell Medical School. Additionally, Hanger’s longstanding “Women in Leadership” series featured a workshop led by motivational speaker Tia Banks.

About Hanger, Inc. – Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Hanger, Inc. provides comprehensive, outcomes-based orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) services through its Patient Care segment, with approximately 875 Hanger Clinic locations nationwide. Through its Products & Services segment, Hanger distributes branded and private label O&P devices, products and components, and provides rehabilitative solutions. Rooted in 160 years of clinical excellence and innovation, Hanger is a purpose-driven company with a vision to lead the O&P markets by providing superior patient care, outcomes, services and value, aimed at empowering human potential. For more information on Hanger, visit


Krisita Burket, Hanger, Inc. 

Meghan Williams, Hanger, Inc.

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