Our Philosophy

About Prosthetic & Orthotic Associates

Our Philosophy

Pairing a patient with state-of-the-art prosthetic components such as microprocessor knees and high-energy feet is an important element of the fitting process. However, the most crucial part of the overall success of the system is a comfortable socket. At POA, we make it our goal to ensure our patients receive a socket system that is so comfortable and easy to walk with that they forget they are wearing it!

 Expertise, Experience, and Education

Our state-licensed and American Board Certified practitioners are up to speed on all the latest advancements in the field.

In order to keep our technology on the leading edge, research and development is a top priority at POA. We are a recognized industry leader with ongoing R&D partnerships among national and international manufacturers. Our practitioners stay current on the latest products, research, and technological advances to create prostheses that improve the lives of our patients.

POA specializes in the fabrication of prosthetic socket systems for lower extremity amputations of all levels – symes, below the knee, above the knee, hip disarticulation, hemipelvectomy, PFFD and rotation-last. We  have the prosthetics expertise, knowledge and experience necessary to address even the most challenging of cases, including bi-lateral, high-level and other “hard to fit” amputations.

Our patented Negative Pressure Socket (NPS) System provides an intimate connection with the residual limb, spreading pressures evenly over the entire socket so that the prosthesis feels more like a part of you, instead of an attachment. By combining this system with our advanced fitting techniques, attention to detail, and proven ability to analyze and solve problems, we can provide you with a prosthetic socket which is highly functional and comfortable.

All of our products – from custom silicone liners to carbon fiber laminated sockets – are manufactured on the premises giving us complete control of the quality also allowing superior turn-around times. We have the staff and dedication necessary to produce multiple check sockets in one day, among other fabrication feats.

POA provides service to prosthetic users of all ages and activity levels. Whether you are in need of a prosthesis that allows you perform simple tasks in your everyday life, or one that will make running a 26.2-mile marathon possible, we will find the perfect fit.

We excel in engineering and fitting high performance, high technology prostheses that support active lifestyles. Our work has earned us the praise and respect of our patients and industry.