Flexiciser™ Excited to Support National Association of State Veterans Homes (NASVH) at their Annual Conference, August 16-19 in Asheville, NC

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Flexiciser International will be at National Association of State Veterans Homes Annual Conference

Flexiciser™ will again be a participant at the National Association of State Veterans Homes (NASVH) annual conference August 16-19 in Ashville, NC. Last year was the first year that Flexiciser participated in the conference, and Bryan S.J. Mallindine, President accepted an appreciation gift from the association that read "Our sincere appreciation to Flexiciser™ International , from the National Association of State Veterans Homes, 2008 Summer Conference".

"The mission of Flexiciser™ is to introduce movement therapy awareness to local and National Veteran homes, clinics and hospitals, as well as to military installations. It is also to introduce their Physical Movement Therapy Device™ to support the needs of severely injured service men and women, who have been injured serving our country during times of war", says Bryan S.J. Mallindine, President of Flexiciser.

"In November 2005, Flexiciser™ was awarded a VA Contract V797P-4857A and since then many of the VA Hospitals, VA Homes and State Veteran Homes across the country have purchased these Physical Movement Therapy Devices™ for their patients. The feedback from these patients and the locations that have purchased them is that this Physical Movement Therapy Device™ is changing lives. Movement Therapy is key in helping these patients with their rehab", says Mr. Mallindine.

While it is recognized as the National Association of State Veterans Homes, the membership of the group is comprised of the administrators and staff representing the state operated Veterans Homes throughout the 50 states of the union, its districts and commonwealths. The National Association of State Veterans Homes works closely with the Federal Government, state governments, service organizations and any other entity that directly or indirectly affects the care of services provided to America's Heroes.

The National Association State Veterans Homes' primary mission is to insure that each and every eligible U.S. veteran receives the benefits, services, long term health care and respect which they have earned by their service and sacrifice. The organization also insures that no veteran is in need or distress and that the level of care and services provided by state veterans homes meets or exceeds the highest standards available.

State Veterans Homes are one of the largest long term care providers in the United States. During FY 2005, State Veterans Homes furnished 6,852,875 days of nursing home care and 1,477,885 days of domiciliary care. As of February 13, 2006, there were 133 State Veterans Homes in 49 states and Puerto Rico with 30,255 total beds.

Following the Civil War, a large number of indigent and disabled veterans were no longer able to earn their own livelihood and needed care. While the Federal Government operated national homes for disabled union volunteer soldiers, the total number of veterans needing care was overwhelming. In recognition of this need, and the debt that a grateful nation owed its defenders, a number of states independently established State Veterans Homes (SVHs) to help care for those who had borne the battle. The first State Veterans Home was established in Rocky Hill, Connecticut in 1864.

The first enactment that provided for payment of federal aid ($100/year) to such states occurred on August 7, 1888, when federal sharing was authorized to help alleviate the burden placed upon states. With the establishment of the Veterans Administration in 1930 to care for an ever-increasing number of veterans, the state programs were expanded to include three levels of care, increased per diem payments and federal funding for construction of facilities.

The National Association of State Veterans Homes (NASVH) was conceived at a New England organizational meeting in 1952 because of the mutual need of State Homes to promote legislation at the national level and share common problems and experiences.
Again the NASVH 2009 Summer Conference will be held August 16=19 at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel, 1 Thomas Wolfe Plaza in Asheville, NC 28801. For more information on the National Association of State Veteran Homes go to http://www.nasvh.org/contact/contact.cfm
Below are just a few of the government facilities across the country that have purchased our Physical Movement Therapy Device™, they are:

New York State Veterans Homes (Montrose, NY)
Rapid City VA Clinic (Rapid City, SD)
VA Los Angeles Medical Center (Los Angeles, CA)
St. Albans New York Veterans Home (Jamaica, NY)
St. Cloud VA Medical Center (St Cloud, MN)
Washington DC VA Medical Center (Washington, DC)
Oklahoma Veterans Center (Talihina, OK)
Phoenix VA Medical Center (Phoenix, AZ.

"Flexiciser™ is the only technology that offers patients a natural walking/running stride, moving arms and legs simultaneously with no weight-bearing impact on joints even complete quadriplegics! Our veterans who are wheelchair users have found a great deal of relief from spasticity, limited range of motion and poor blood circulation. Movement Therapy ™ has been scientifically proven to increase the overall health of Veterans along with preventing the potential deterioration of life quality due to physical limitations", says Bryan Mallindine the President of Flexiciser™.

We invite you to visit our booth at this show and for more information on Flexiciser™ check out our website at http://www.flexiciser.com or call us at 888 353-9462

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