Don’t Miss POA’s Amy Purdy on Dancing With The Stars Tonight!  4/7/2014

Can’t wait to see what Amy Purdy and her new partner have in store for us tonight on Dancing with the Stars!
amylegsFrom Amy’s Facebook page:  “This week has been crazy! Dancing with a new partner took some time to get used to, but he’s been really great & I can’t wait for you guys to see our dance!! Live chat with me tomorrow @ 8pmPT & send your questions using #TeamAmy  #dwts.”

Excitement Grows for Reveal of Amy Purdy’s New Legs on Dancing with the Stars!

amyderekballetIn this article, Derek Hough talks about the idea for Amy Purdy‘s new dancing legs–suggested by her “prosthetics maker.”   #POAproud #thinkoutsidethebox #DWTS #Team Amy #PurdyHough     Click here to see Derek Hough TV Guide Interview

Amy Purdy spoke with #yahoo news about her current Dancing with the Stars gig, and reflected on her past. Well done!  #POAproud #DWTS #TeamAmy #PurdyHough   Click Here to view Yahoo article on Amy Purdy

Blossom, Bilateral Amputee Dog, Takes Her New Legs for a Test Drive!, 8/8/2013

Meet Blossom, our first canine amputee patient!   Blossom lost her hind feet soon after birth. In May of this year she was relinquished to the SPCA and then adopted Rodney Purvis (an SPCA employee) as her new dad. Since then, Rodney, with the full support of the SPCA, has been on quest to get Blossom back on all four paws. Stan Patterson, CP and Steve Bremer, CO met with Blossom and Rodney early this summer and began the fitting process.  Cast impressions of Blossom’s residual limbs were taken from which Steve made molds to create the sockets. Blossom remained calm and sweet throughout the process, winning the hearts of POA staff. Once the sockets were finished, prosthetic blade feet were added and Blossom took them for a test drive!   Read more about Blossom on her Facebook page and join her journey as she fights for her right to an extraordinary life.  Click here to view video—>  Blossom the Dog Gets Prosthetic Legs


#Blossom #DogProsthetics #DogAmputee

Tampa Bay Times article, “Nothing will Hold her Back,” 6/17/2013

Tampa Bay Times article on Ireland Nugent’s big day! Her laminated prostheses will be fabricated tomorrow–one with Dora the Explorer and Boots and the other will have a pretty pink Minnie Mouse design. (why make a choice when you can have BOTH!:)♥   Tampa Bay Times article


Two Strong Women–who happen to be Bilateral Above Knee Amputees–Focus on Success

Yesterday we witnessed both Amanda and Hilary making great strides in their return to independence!! We are so proud of these strong women, and blessed to be part of their team. “The #1 reason people quit is because they focus on how far they have to go, instead of how far they have COME.” Don’t quit. Be inspired!!!

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MeiMei wins 1st Place in Youth Category at PTRC Triathlon!

Sending a huge shout out and congratulations to POA’s **MeiMei White!** MeiMei finished FIRST in the Youth Category at the Paratriathlon Regional Championship held in Clermont, FL on March 23rd. She is now one of the Top Contenders for the National Championship!!! WOW! Great job, MeiMei! We are so proud of you!!  Article from USA Triathlon Florida Region website


POA featured in O&P Edge article, January 2013

The O&P Edge magazine published a nice article about POA in the Better Business section of their January 2013 edition! “Thinking Outside the Clinical Box–Facility Offers Fitness, Wellness, and Social Space.”   Click here  to view article, which begins on page 58 —> OP Edge article on POA