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INSPIRATION. EDUCATION. EMPOWERMENT.

The Prosthetic & Orthotic Institute has a singular focus – To improve the lives of our patients by assisting them to achieve greater mobility and by providing relevant information to promote their personal growth.  We want to invest in helping improve all aspects of your life because we believe in you!
 
Beyond clinical care we offer content that can help inspire our patients to get the most out of life.  We want to pour into you with wisdom that can help you reach new levels of satisfaction in your life!

Fear

What do you want in life?  What is preventing you from pursuing what you want?  These are two very potent questions that if asked regularly can mean the difference between a life well-lived or an average life.  My hope is that every person reading this article desires...

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Ankle Foot Orthosis Initial Wear Schedule

Suggested Wearing Schedule: Your doctor has prescribed an AFO to address a foot and ankle issue. Because the AFO is made of a rigid material, it is important to get used to it gradually. Use the AFO as recommended by your doctor or therapist, and keep all of your...

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Foot Orthosis Initial Wear Schedule

Suggested Wearing Schedule: Day 1 - Wear 1 hour on, 1 hour off, up to 3 times per day Day 2 - Wear 2 hours on, 2 hours off, up to 3 times per day Day 3 - Wear 3 hours on, 1 hour off, up to 2 times per day Day 4 - Wear 4 hours on, 1 hour off, up to 2 times per day At...

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Spinal Orthosis Use and Care Instructions

Your doctor has prescribed a TLSO to address a spinal issue. Because the TLSO is made of a rigid material, it is important to follow the wearing instructions. Use the TLSO as recommended by your doctor and keep all of your follow up appointments. Putting on your...

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Supra Malleolar Orthosis Initial Wear Schedule

Because the SMO’s are made of a rigid material, it is important to get used to them gradually. Day 1 - Wear 1 hour on, 1 hour off, 3 times per day Day 2 - Wear 2 hours on, 1 hour off, 3 times per day Day 3 - Wear 3 hours on, 1 hour off, 2 times per day Day 4 - Wear 4...

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Instructions for Wearing Prosthetic Liners

Putting on your prosthetic liner: Turn the liner INSIDE OUT. Place the cup end of the liner against your residual limb with no air bubbles or space. Roll the liner on while keeping the end of the liner flush against your limb. Roll, roll, roll up until the liner is in...

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Understanding Prosthetic Socks

Prosthetic socks are worn over the residual limb within a prosthesis.  Almost all types of below-knee and Syme’s prostheses are designed to be worn with a sock.  Prosthetic socks are available in various materials and thicknesses.  They add cushioning, reduce friction...

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The Narrative

What is the narrative of your life? Many of you know the importance of narrative as it relates to literature and the art of story telling.  Our personal narrative is the underlying story of our lives.  It is essentially how we reconstruct and interpret the events of...

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Personal Stock

If you were to consider a valuation of your personal stock, would you be excited?  Has your personal stock value increased in the last year or has it been flat?  If you are familiar with the stock market, you might know there is only one reason to invest in a stock:...

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Who Are You?

Are you who you think you are?  On the surface, the answer seems obvious.  If you have not taken the time to contemplate the answer to this question with a pen and paper, there is potential that you are living someone else’s life.  Most people see themselves through...

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