Dahlia Ronen and her daughter, Hope Schneider, are pleased to announce that they have entered into an EXCLUSIVE Agreement with Align Technologies®, the manufacturing arm ofAlign Clinic®, for the production and sale of their Hope’s Embrace® scoliosis brace undershirts. Ms. Ronen founded Hope’s Closet® in January 2012 after Hope, then 12 years old, experienced great difficulty wearing her scoliosis brace the required 16-20 hours a day. Hope refused to wear the brace shirt that her orthotist had given her, claiming that it was too heavy and unattractive. So, Ms. Ronen spent a significant amount of time and money in search of tank tops at the most popular girls’ retail stores. Unfortunately, none of those tank tops worked under Hope’s brace. Hope either perspired and developed heat rashes, or she got abrasions where her brace rubbed against her bare skin. At one point, Hope had to stop wearing her brace for two weeks due to the severity of her abrasions.
These brace wear challenges greatly concerned Ms. Ronen and led Hope to ask her mom why no one had designed a shirt specifically to be worn under scoliosis braces that would make the experience better and more comfortable. After consulting with a close friend who was an expert in textiles and design, Ms. Ronen launched Hope’s Closet®, a brace shirt line named after her daughter. Hope’s Closet® began selling its Hope’s Embrace® brace undershirt in September 2012. The shirt was designed to be fashionable and functional for most children with scoliosis who wear a brace, thereby helping them to meet the brace wear compliance challenge and build their self-esteem.
Grant Wood, Co-Founder of Align Technologies® and Align Clinic®, had always been very supportive of the Hope’s Closet® mission. He happily shared his knowledge and expertise to help expand the Hope’s Closet® line to include shirts with a reversible flap, so that braces like the Wood Cheneau Rigo would be more comfortable to wear. After Hope’s Closet, Inc. announced that it would be closing at the end of December 2016, Align Technologies® offered to keep Hope’s legacy alive by partnering with the brand and becoming the exclusive manufacturer and provider of Hope’s Embrace® brace undershirts. Currently, Align Clinic® sells the Hope’s Embrace® undershirts through its locations in the USA (California and Wisconsin) and Canada. Not only does this partnership carry on the Hope’s Closet® mission of providing children with scoliosis with cute, comfortable and functional brace undershirts, but it embraces the notion that together practitioners and their patients can Shine Hope on Scoliosis Bracing®.
Available NOW.......Hope's Embrace® Undershirts
Hope's Embrace® Signature Tank and Cami Style WITH and WITHOUT FLAP, plus Cap Sleeve brace shirts NOW available for purchase EXCLUSIVELY though Align Clinic . For more detailed information about this product and the company and to order, please visit Hope's Closet. The shirts are the same styles and sizing from 2016 however we have changed the names of the sizes to the following: Youth Small (YS), Youth Medium (YM),Youth Large (YL) These undershirts are available in two colors: Black or White. Unfortunately, no other colors are available.
Happy New Year
Well, 2017 is nearly over...only a few days left. Align Clinic Green Bay has been open just shy of 1 year as of January 9, 2018. I want to personally thank all my patients, physicians, physical therapists who have stuck by my side this past year and ending on a positive note. 2018 will be another great year as my referrals increase in Green Bay, my continued Scoliosis clinics in Florida, Colorado, Minnesota and Texas. Lynn and I are very grateful for all my former patients who have sought us out and trusted us with their continued orthotic care....we appreciate it very much. I hope everyone has a wonderful 2018 and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Hope's Closet & Align Clinic form exclusive partnership
WCR Hope's Embrace Brace Shirts We will have a new Hope's Closet name for one of the product lines. Hope's Closet and Align Clinic will be offering also the "WCR Hope's Embrace" models for the flap as well at the cap style undershirts.
WCR Hope's Embrace as well as traditional Hope's Closet undershirts are currently in the process of manufacturing and therefore should be ready for the public purchase in approximately 6 to 8 weeks.
Coming in 2019
SOSORT 2019 Align Clinic is proud to announce that we will be hosting the 2019 Conference for the International Society on Scoliosis Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Treatment in the San Francisco Bay Area. Please visit our new site at www.sosort2019.comfor more details, We look forward to posting more information as the date of the conference approaches.
Chicago 9 y/o female with 40 degree pre-brace curve down to 0 degrees after 4 months of use & after 6 months her out-of-brace xray went down to 18 degrees.
On Sale: Align Clinic Wall Grids
Wall Grids Sale Align Clinic is now selling high-quality vinyl wall grids to orthotists and physical therapists treating scoliosis patients. Each wall grid costs $150 + s/h. Our wall grids are available in either U.S. standard units or metric units. To order yours today, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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