BioPed expands: Bedford, Nova Scotia

    BEDFORD, NS, Jan. 28 /CNW/ - BioPed Franchising Inc., the Canadian leader
of Pedorthic services and orthopaedic-quality footwear, is pleased to announce
the opening of a new full-service clinic in Bedford, Nova Scotia.
    The new clinic, which will commence patient services on February 1, 2008
is located at 30 Damascus Drive, Unit No. 108, Bedford, NS B4A 0C1. "We're
delighted to now offer the convenience of professional Pedorthic services as
well as an outstanding collection of fashionable, orthopaedic-quality footwear
and compression hosiery at our newest location in Bedford," said Robin
Schleien, President & CEO - BioPed Franchising Inc.
    Owners Tony Conrad and David Chaffey, both Canadian Certified
Pedorthists, made the decision to join the BioPed franchise system,
recognizing the potential of coupling their 16 years of combined experience
with the assets of Oakville-based BioPed Franchising. Commenting on their
direction, David Chaffey stated, "BioPed's exceptional physician and patient
education programs coupled with access to leading footwear, bracing and
compression hosiery products made this a natural partner for Tony and I." Tony
Conrad added, "Increasing demand for our services makes this an exciting time
to bring all these assets to the Bedford community."
    Joining BioPed Bedford as well, Melanie Gagne, C Ped (C), has five years
of experience - most recently with Bedford Orthotics and is a graduate of
Dalhousie University.

    BioPed Franchising Inc. operates more than 50 pedorthic clinics across
Ontario, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, each staffed by Canadian Certified
Pedorthists. Providing a full range of custom orthotics, adjustment and
specialized fitting services, clinics also carry a broad range of footwear,
compression hosiery and lower leg bracing.

For further information:

For further information: on BioPed Franchising Inc., please contact:
Barb Foster, Director, Franchise Services,, (905) 829-0505
ext 226

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