Congratulations on running your first 5K race, Carla!!, 2/22/2013

High fives and hugs going out to Carla, who finished her First 5K – the 2013 Gasparilla Classic in Tampa, FL!!!! “I ran my first 5K today with no pain, no leg falling off and no issues whatsoever!,” exclaims Carla. “Ran it in 37min 05sec, and could have done better if it wasn’t so crowded.”  Love this girl….and her attitude!

Carla trained hard for this after being fit with her new NPS socket a little over 3 months ago –see  Bay News 9 broadcast featuring Carla

Congratulations, Carla!


Ronnie Dickson places SECOND in first USA Paraclimbing event at ABS Championships!, 2/23/2013

Congratulations going out to Ronnie Dickson! He took second place at the American Bouldering Series National Championships held February 22-23, 2013  in Colorado Springs, CO! Six climbers from across the country participated in the first ever USA paraclimbing event!

Tammy Duckworth, double leg amputee, sworn into Congress on 1/3/2013

Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran and bi-lateral amputee, was sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives by our own Judge “Jack” Farley, a Vietnam veteran and above-knee amputee.

The ceremony was held at the Disabled American Veterans office in Washington on January 3,2013. Duckworth represents Illinois’ 8th congressional district.


“Veterans Administration awards FSU $4.4M,” e-magazine, 1/13/2013

POA is honored and delighted to be partnering with FSU, Georgia Institute of Technology, Quantum Motion Medical and St. Petersburg College on this important project — development of the next generation of prosthetic limbs for military veteran amputees.    VA Administration Award Article

Vote for Shelly’s video! 2/1/2013

Shelly Diez, POA patient, LMT, and owner of All Elements Massage Therapy located within our facility in Orlando, FL needs your help to win a video contest! The contest is being sponsored by The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage, and entrants were asked to prepare a video about “how the value of certification has touched your life or empowered you to touch other lives.” Shelly makes a difference in the lives of amputees every day at POA! Please view and/or “like” her video on YouTube…. the more views, the better!   The next time you schedule an appointment at POA, you might consider arranging for a session with Shelly as well. She offers special rates for patients and their families. The benefit of massage on the overstressed bodies of amputees is enormous!  Click here to view and “like” Shelly’s entry.     Video Contest