Friday, February 12, 2010

ETPP Co-Founder Selected as a Paralympic Torchbearer for the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games

Madeleine Anderson, ETPP Co-Founder, has been invited to be an ambassador for her community and country by carrying and sharing an important symbol of the Paralympic Games — the Paralympic Flame.

Madeleine, an atk amputee, will participate in the  2010 Paralympic Torch Relay to be held in Downtown Vancouver B.C. on March 12, 2010, transferring the flame to the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Games at BC Place.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

ETPP Co-Founder brings Mirror Therapy techniques to Vietnam and Cambodia

The focus of a December 2009 trip to Vietnam and Cambodia for Moira Judith Mann, ETPP Co-Founder, was to present mirror therapy techniques,  prototype unbreakable plastic mirror systems, ETPP ToolKits translated into Vietnamese and Khmer and PrismGlasses to the Vietnamese Training Centre for Orthopaedic Technologists (VIETCOT) in Hanoi, PeaceTrees Vietnam, an NGO based in Dong Ha that services over 600 landmine victims, The Cambodian School of Prosthetics & Orthotics (CSPO), Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Center in Phnom Penh, CHA, an NGO in Phnom Penh, as well as two designated ETPP representatives who will bring mirror therapy to hill tribe villages in the former DMZ, Quang Tri Province. 

The mirror therapy information and the use of non-breakable plastic mirrors were enthusiastically accepted and will be incorporated into the VIETCOT curriculum, as well as becoming part of the treatment offered at the Kien Khieang National Rehabilitation Center and CHA.  In addition, an outreach connection was made with Catholic Charities of Sri Lanka.