We approach care differently

At POA, we believe every child with an amputation or orthopedic condition deserves to live a full life. We recognize that kids are not small adults and their needs and activities are unique. With that in mind, we approach their care differently.

Having an in-house laboratory allows us to design and fabricate specialized devices for the best possible outcome for every child.

Our team is passionate about seeing toddlers walk and run, teenagers play sports, and young adults thrive in every area of life.

 

PEDIATRIC PROSTHETIC SERVICES

We use the latest technology to design prostheses that will give our young patients maximum functionality, comfort, and control. We plan ahead for your child’s growth to allow for longer term use of their device. Every child is casted by hand to achieve an exact mold of their limb resulting in a precise fit. 

 

LEG PROSTHESES

A well fitted prosthesis is only as good as how well it is customized to your child’s walking pattern. For this reason, a separate appointment is specifically scheduled to let your child take a trial walk in the prosthesis before it is finalized. This assures that your child will receive a finished prosthesis that is both comfortable and efficient. 

LEG PROSTHESIS TYPES

  • Partial foot
  • Symes (through ankle)
  • Below the knee (Transtibial)
  • Knee Disarticulation (through knee)
  • Above the knee (Transfemoral)
  • Hip Disarticulation (through hip)

ADVANCED LEG TECHNOLOGIES

  • Microprocessor-controlled knees for older children
  • Sports- related prosthetic feet for running, etc.

 

ARM PROSTHESES

STANDARD AND MYOELECTRIC

Missing a part of your arm may seem quite limiting, but it doesn’t have to be. Using modern technology, POA provides arm prostheses that can greatly enhance your child’s functional abilities. This may be in the form of a cable operated prosthesis or a myoelectrically controlled prosthesis. Every child is casted by hand to achieve an exact mold of their limb resulting in a precise fit. While nothing can take the place of the human hand, a prosthesis can broaden the range of capabilities for your child.

ARM PROSTHESES

  • Below elbow
  • Above elbow
  • Shoulder disarticulation (through the shoulder)

ADVANCED ARM TECHNOLOGIES

  • Myoelectrically controlled (bionic) prostheses. These receive signals from muscle movements to control arm and hand functions.
  • Hero Arm. A myoelectric arm specifically designed for younger patients.

 

PEDIATRIC ORTHOTIC SERVICES

  • Foot orthoses
  • Supramalleolar orthoses (SMO’s) for foot and ankle support
  • Ankle foot orthoses (AFO’s) for foot, ankle, and lower leg stabilization
  • Knee braces for stabilization and/or protection of knee joints
  • Knee-ankle-foot orthoses (KAFO’s) for total leg support and stabilization
  • Hip abduction braces to stabilize and position hip joints
  • Arm and hand braces for stabilization and protection
  • Spinal bracing for scoliosis or other spine problems

 

GETTING STARTED

How it works


  • Prostheses

    SCHEDULING A VISIT

    • Call to make an appointment
    • Fill out some basic paperwork
  • Orthotic Services

    Create A Treatment Plan

    • Meet with one of our Certified Practitioners
    • We will evaluate your child and discuss the best treatment plan for them
  • Pediatric Orthotic & Prosthetic Services

    Casting

    • A cast and measurements will be taken to design a device built for your child.
  • Pediatric Orthotic & Prosthetic Services

    Trial Fitting

    • Trial fitting of your child’s device for fit and comfort
  • Pediatric Orthotic & Prosthetic Services

    Follow-Up Appointments

    • Your child will be scheduled for follow-up appointments as necessary to ensure continued proper fit and comfort