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 traveled internationally or to any high-risk areas within the past 30 days, or live in a high-risk area.
— Are currently (or within the past 48 hours) experiencing any flu-like symptoms, such as: sore throat, cough, fever, sneezing or shortness of breath.
–Have been in contact with anyone exhibiting these symptoms.
2. We are asking all patients to limit the number of additional family/friends during your visit.
3. If it becomes necessary to reschedule your appointment, you will be notified.
The safety and well-being of our patients is our utmost concern, and we appreciate your cooperation and understanding!
When Hulk Hogan was at POA a few weeks ago with 50 Legs.org to check up on a little girl he had sponsored for a prosthetic leg, he also sat down with Rebekah Gregory who happened to be in town for a prosthetic fitting. They discussed how the Boston Bombing had impacted Rebekah and her son, and what eventually led her to establish Rebekah’s Angels Foundation,
a non-profit created to help children with PTSD due to trauma. They also had some nice things to say about POA and our POA kids!
We are pleased to add a new patient care service to our list of specialties at POA. Gomez Orthotic Systems, located in St. Petersburg, Florida, has begun treating patients with abnormal curvatures of the spine in our Orlando office. The GOSS method, created by Jose Miguel Gomez, MD, is a unique conservative treatment for spine deformities. This method puts an emphasis on the importance of providing optimum overall spinal balance and stability. For further information and appointment availability, please refer to the Gomez Orthotic Systems website: Gomez Orthotic Systems
The following video demonstrates the treatment and fitting of the GOSS on a scoliosis patient:
4 of our POA kids were the lucky recipients of golf clubs and accessories at this year’s Celebrity Amputee Golf Tournament. We’d like to thank the organizer, Dave Bowen, for giving them this great opportunity and intro to golf! #NoBoundaries
Pictured in the upper left-hand corner of this Amputee Coalition of America ad are two POA “heroes.” John Class, who dedicates himself to assisting amputees from all over the world, sharing information and helping them get the best prosthetic care possible. Many of the people who have reached out to John have been helped here at POA. One such person is Hernan Perilla, a school teacher in Colombia. We fit him with new prosthetic legs and upon his return home Hernan organized and now directs a program to assist disabled people in his country with their needs. You can read more about Hernan in the Client Stories section of our website–>>https://poacfl.com/case-studies/hernan-perrilla/ #noboundaries #poaproud John Have your own amputee hero? The ACA invites you to write an article and submit it to them for possible publication in their In Motion magazine.
POA’s Zoe Gibb’s, a below knee amputee, reunited with the helicopter rescue crew that airlifted her to the hospital after her jet-ski accident last year. It’s been a long, tough road since then, but Zoe’s spirit is stronger than any of it! The Ledger Newspaper Article