An artificial limb can greatly enhance your life after an amputation, for patients with all levels of amputation. This includes amputations of the legs or arms and partial amputations of the foot or hand.
In many ways, the answer is yes! When you come to our office, our goal is to help you "become as active as you once were." While a prosthesis can never completely replace your natural limb, it can allow you to do nearly everything you were able to do with your natural limbs, depending on the level of amputation. In lower limb cases, patients with amputations below the knee do very well and have the least amount of difficulty in returning to their former lifestyles. Patients with amputations above the knee proceed more slowly and with more work, but in nearly every case can return to their former lifestyles. Patients with upper extremity amputations have varying degrees of success, depending on their desires and specific needs from their prosthesis. It is possible to return to a very high level of function, though it takes patience and hard work. In all cases, use of a prosthesis should be attempted...the benefits are substantial if success is achieved!
The key to success is ATTITUDE! If you have the desire, will, and motivation to make your prosthesis work for you, it will! It may be a tough road but you will be pleased with the results as you continue to regain more freedom.
Yes. We have an in-office fitter who is available on an appointment-only basis. Call today to make an appointment!
We manufacture and fit all orthopedic braces, also referred to as orthoses (singular: orthosis). We fit both custom and off-the-shelf products. For a complete list, please visit our page titled "Our Services: Orthotics". In summary, our products include:
Yes, our foot orthotics are made on-site by our qualified practitioners and technicians.
We are contracted with various insurance companies. Please contact us today to see if we can accept yours.
At APOS our greatest concern is for you, our patient. We are dedicated to finding new ways to serve you and ensure that you will continue to receive the highest level of quality care from us through the years. As a family-owned and operated facility we pride ourselves on the amount of time and attention we can devote to our patients; you will never feel rushed in and out of our facilities, and will be pleased by our attentive staff and practitioners.
Our prosthetic practitioners are certified to fit the most state-of-the art devices, as well. These include the C-Leg by Otto Bock, the Proprio Foot by Ossur, and the Harmony vacuum system by Otto Bock. Knowing that your practitioner has these options possible you can be sure that your practitioner will be able to make the most appropriate fitting choice for you.
Both our facility and staff are certified by the American Board for Certification of Prosthetists and Orthotists (ABC), the standard of education and excellence in our field. Our staff has many years of experience in the prosthetic, orthotic and rehabilitation fields. We are committed to education, as well; our Residency Program is accredited by the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE). Our residency program allows us to train our future generations of prosthetists and orthotists, from the beginning, to meet our rigorous company standards.
Yes. If you live in an outlying area of one of the cities where our offices our located and you cannot come in to our office, we can offer our services to you via our mobile lab. This service is available on a case-by-case basis, so please call our offices to see if we can schedule a visit.
Have your heard your practitioner use a technical word and you weren't sure what it meant and were too shy to ask? While we want you to feel free to ask us for clarification at any time if we say something you do not understand, in the meantime we have provideed a glossary of terms for your convenience. Click here for the glossary.