Our COVID-19 Precautions
We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation, specifically, guidance and updates from the CDC, State, and Local Government. Effective immediately, POA Orlando is implementing the following precautions to help prevent further transmission of this virus in our community: 1. We strongly encourage you to contact us to reschedule your appointment if: — You have recently […]
Marko Cheseto World Best Chicago Marathon for Double Amputee
Marko Cheseto finished 250 overall, 31st in his age group with a time of 2:37:23 at the Chicago Marathon today, smashing the existing World Record of 2:42:24 that he set six months ago at the Boston Marathon! Way to go, Marko — you did it! Your POA family was cheering you all the way to […]
Integrum OPRA Implant System Insight Forum in Orlando
FYI! Integrum, Inc., is hosting an insight forum on the OPRA Implant System next Wednesday, September 18th at The Delaney Hotel here in Orlando. The OPRA system is a bone anchored prosthesis system based on osseointegration. The forum is open to amputees, prosthetists, PT’s, OT’s and anyone else interested in learning more about osseointegration for amputees.
African Boy Walks for First Time with Two Prosthetic Legs
Daniel, a 14 year old boy from Africa arrived in Orlando yesterday, and today he was up and walking on two legs for the first time in 11 years! When he was 3 years old, a motorcycle fell on Daniel’s legs, and substandard medical care resulted in amputation of both legs above the knee. A […]
U.S. DoD Warrior Games to be held in Florida – June 2019
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games will be held in Tampa, Florida this June! We’ve been honored to help many amputees compete in these games in past years and look forward to supporting this years’ participants. http://www.tampabay.com/news/military/socom-and-tampa-gearing-up-for-defense-departments-warrior-games-coming-here-in-june-20190115/?fbclid=IwAR312Xkrp-q2ww67tOJ2TWPJhYhykWrynlFVwUCO3ZycCVFru0xiAbr9gpk
Kris, 25 year old PFFD Amputee, Takes First Steps – Ever – on Prosthetic Leg!
25 year old Kris, born with PFFD was labeled a difficult fit & never walked with a prosthetic leg. Thanks to Steve Chamberland and 50legs.org, he found his way to POA where he walked for the 1st time, and so much more! Check this out!
Bilateral Amputee Marko Cheseto Sets World Marathon Record
We are very proud of Marko Cheseto – a great athlete and even greater man! He ran the TCS New York marathon and set a new record for bilateral (double) below knee amputees – 2 hours, 52 minutes, 33 seconds. And that was his first marathon! Then Marko returned home to Orlando and became a U.S. […]
Fascinating Video on Science Behind Phantom Pains
Excellent presentation on science behind phantom pain. Very clear and easy to understand.
Rosie, Hip Disarticulate Amputee, Takes Off Running!
Rosie, an energetic 8 year old hip disarticulate since birth, was thrilled with her new walking and running legs. “I love them so much,” she exclaimed. “Now i can walk down my driveway easy, and I can switch to my running leg so easy. I don’t want to ever stop running!” We are also making […]
Ruthie Learned to Use a Running Leg/Blade in just 10 minutes!
10 minutes after trying running legs for the very first time, Ruthie was already confident enough to take off on her own! Then there was no stopping her!