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2012-05-10 15:03:03

AthleticCompression.com continues its growth as Aleva Stores adds McDavid to its inventory.


McDavid’s roots trace back to 1969 when Dr. Robert F. McDavid designed and developed what was to become the first widely used lateral...

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AlevaStores.com was founded as American Orthopedic Services in 1957 by Joseph L. Gaskins. "Mr. G.", as everyone knew him, was born in 1914 in a small farming community in southern Indiana. At age 3, he lost his leg to infection. After crutching to school and around the farm for 10 years, he received his first prosthetic leg. It was at that point in time he decided to dedicate his life to prosthetic manufacturing and to assisting those with medical needs. In the late 1930s, he moved to Michigan and continued working in the medical field. In 1957, he opened his first store in Pontiac, Michigan, which has remained open to this very day.

Over 50 years later, we are proud to carry on his tradition of assisting those needing healthcare products. Through the power of the Internet, we have been able to not only carry on his legacy, but to expand it with the creation of AlevaStores.com and many exciting new sites "Powered By AlevaStores.com".  We now serve over 1,000 customers daily and are quickly becoming one of the most respected healthcare product and internet retailers in the industry. "Mr. G." recently passed away at the age of 94. He is greatly missed by us all, but we know he is looking down and smiling upon all he's created.

Today, his legacy is carried on by his son, Larry Gaskins (Chief Financial Officer), and his grandson, Derek Gaskins (President & CEO). Larry, Derek and the rest of the AlevaStores.com  team want to thank you for visiting our site and for choosing us for your home health and wellness product needs.