POA Prosthetic Legs for Play Time… or the Paralympics!

We build customized running legs for the tallest (POA paralympian Regas Woods) and the smallest (future POA paralympian and doctor, Bella). 😊 Whether you run for fun or paralympic medals, Your Success Is Our Passion! ‪#‎Rio2016‬ ‪#‎NoBoundaries‬

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POA Athletes Getting Ready for the Paralympics!

POA clients Scout Bassett (AK amputee), April Holmes (BK amputee) and Regas Woods (bilateral AK amputee) are getting ready to fly! Scout was in town last week for a prosthetic tune-up, Regas will be in this week, and April, who lives in the area, is training hard! We can’t wait to see the results of all their hard work when they represent Team USA at the Paralympic Games in Rio! The Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Rio Paralympics will be on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. #POAproud #NoBoundaries #Rio2016

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POA Client Richard Browne, Jr., Headed to 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio De Janeiro

Richard Browne won 2 Gold medals and 1 silver at the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships held in Doha, Qatar, setting world records in two events.  We are excited to be part of Richard’s team, and look forward to getting him ready for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio!   Read more about Richard, who became a below knee amputee in 2010, and his triumph over tragedy in the Client Stories section of our website:  Richard Browne, BK #NoBoundaries

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POA’s Scout Bassett – AK amputee and Team USA Paralympic Athlete Takes Her Running to New Level

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Scout Bassett, Taking Her Game to a New Level

Scout tried out her new sprinting leg set-up for the first time at a local track. Learning how to run with a knee is a whole different technique, and although it's going to take some time to master, she's off to an amazing start! #NoFear #RoadToRio #WhateverItTakes

Posted by Prosthetic & Orthotic Associates (POA) on Monday, November 16, 2015

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Amy Purdy and Evan Strong have arrived in Sochi for 2014 Paralympics!

POA’s Amy Purdy and Evan Strong have arrived in Sochi for the 2014 Paralympics! Snowboardcross will be broadcast live beginning at 3:00am on Mar 14 (we’ll be watching!) and rebroadcast in the evening. Click on this following link for  details –>   Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Schedule

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POA’s Evan Strong, Para-Snowboard Cross World Champion

Meet Evan Strong, POA client onthe Road to #Sochi2014 #ParalympicAthlete #TeamUSA!

Last month, Evan Strong spent a week here at POA being fit with a new custom elevated-vacuum prosthetic socket to optimize his performance on the slopes. Just before he returned to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado, Strong demonstrated some of the core and agility exercises he does as part of his training for the 2014 paralympic games.  Click here to view video

POA’s Josh Olson, Hip Disarticulate Amputee, will represent U.S. in Paralympics, 8/13/2012

POA’s Josh Olson, a hip disarticulate amputee, is representing Team USA in shooting at the Paralympic Games. Josh is the first ever active duty service member to be nominated to the Team.  POA’s NPS hip disarticulate prosthetic system, also known as “the Olson socket,” was developed for Josh by Stan Patterson in response to a request from Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital. The following video link shows Josh preparing for a day of shooting practice, which includes donning his prosthetic leg.

—> Josh Olson USA Paralympic Shooting Team