Optimus Prosthetics provides custom prosthetic solutions including High-Fidelity Socket Interface (HiFi), vacuum-controlled prosthetic socket design, myoelectric systems and more.
Learn more at www.optimusprosthetics.com Centrally located in Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio, Optimus Prosthetics is committed to maximizing the quality of life for each and every patient while building life-long relationships. Optimus Prosthetics is an ABC accredited facility offering the latest technology in prosthetics. Our prostheses are fabricated in-house and customized to meet each and every one of the patient's needs. We are one of only a handful of prosthetic care facilities certified in the latest transfemoral socket interface system, the HiFi as well as other sophisticated prosthetic technologies.
Mission: To maximize the quality of life of our patients while building life-long relationships through kindness, courtesy, and compassion.
Operating as usual
Charged up and ready to roar into the weekend! Have a "fab" Friday everyone and a wonderful weekend! We are looking forward to a short week and a holiday next week! Wohoo! #fabricationfriday #optimusprosthetics
This week for our month of Thanksgiving, we are celebrating and thanking our Admin Staff. These folks are rarely front and center, but without them our offices would not function. They do it all from answering phones, handling patient questions and scheduling, dealing with insurance companies, HIPPA compliance, billing.... the list goes on. We'd name and recognize them each by name, but the reality is they'd rather keep it low key. 😎
If you get a chance to talk to them on the phone or see them in the office this week, make sure to show them a little extra love. They deserve it.... especially this year dealing with COVID. 💕🌟
A big congratulations to Steve on the recent delivery of his running/water leg! We think his stride looks pretty incredible for wearing steel-toed shoes in this video, and it being his first time running in 1.5 years! Way to go Steve!
Steve’s foot was directly laminated, which means no bolts on the back of his socket making his sleeve lay much more flat on the back of the socket! Great work by our clinician Rachel Schmidt! #lifelongmobility #optimusprosthetics
Foot: Fillauer AllPro posterior mount https://bitly.is/36FTHdo
Foot shell: Fillauer ProCover https://bit.ly/3lDV7LN
Liner: WillowWood Alpha Hybrid cushion https://bit.ly/2GZLfMU
Sleeve: Ottobock Proflex Plus https://bit.ly/2CDTiN1
Home of the free, because of the brave! Showing off this veteran's patriotic sockets as a final thank you to each of our veterans. Have a "fab" Friday everyone! #FabricationFriday
Today we want to give a special, "Thank you!" to our clinician Julia Fry. Julia is approaching 20 years of service in United States Air Force. As she said herself, "Service before self." Her attitude of service shines not only in her commitment to our country but also in the treatment of her patients. Thank you Julia for your service to each and everyone of us!
Continuing our week of thanking veterans by honoring Optimus' patient Sergeant Joel Dulashanti who was wounded while on active duty in Afghanistan. Early in the year, Joel was kind enough to share a little bit about his story. Thank you Joel for your service to our country. We have much to be thankful for in this country because of your sacrafice.
"It was while on active duty in Afghanistan in 2007 that Sergeant Joel Dulashanti took AK-47 rounds to his lower body, requiring an above-knee amputation. At only twenty years old, he awoke in a hospital recovery room to learn that his right leg was gone..."
We're going to continue Veteran's week by thanking Ian Parkinson. Ian enlisted in the Army in 2009 when he was 19 years old. After training, Ian was stationed in South Korea and then in New York.
Spring of 2011, Ian was deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan. He worked on foot patrol to help clear IEDs, among other tasks. On June 6th, 2011, Ian stepped on an IED that took both of his legs. He sustained several other injuries as well. After around 1.5 years in PT he was medically retired from the Army.
Thank you for your service Sergeant Ian Parkinson!
Is there a better way to continue our month of Thanksgiving than by celebrating Veteran's Day?! To our staff and patients that have served in the military, our gratitude for all you have given is simply not enough.
"On Veterans Day we honor all,
Who answered to a service call.
Soldiers young, and soldiers old,
Fought for freedom, brave and bold.
Some have lived, while others died,
And all of them deserve our pride.
We’re proud of all the soldiers who,
Kept thinking of red, white and blue.
They fought for us and all our rights,
They fought through many days and nights.
And though we may not know each name,
We thank ALL veterans just the same."
- Cheryl Dyson
Richie graduated to unlocking his prosthetic knees! Amazing work Richie!
Beyond Limits Rehabilitation
What are you thankful for? Optimus is thankful for YOU! November is the month of Thanksgiving. And with a tough year almost behind us, finding things to be thankful for seems more life giving than ever. We will be celebrating every week this month something Optimus has to be thankful for.
First up and perhaps most important is our patients! Optimus would not exist without each and every one of you. What a priviledge it is for us to be a part of each patient's journey towards recovery and watch as they gain back their mobility. This year we have seen patients get back to standing, walking, running, bowling, gardening, windsurfing, grocery shopping, watching grandkids, coaching, volunteering, and the list goes on. We are so thankful to be a small part of that!
What have you been most thankful for in your journey towards life long mobility this year? Drop your comments below!
Give a big congratulations to patient Becky on her the recent delivery of her new prosthesis! This is a water-resistant everyday leg so that she can shower and go on vacation with it. She is staying active by walking and working out daily, which this foot allows her to do more easily than she could in the past. We are looking forward to seeing all you are able to accomplish with this new prosthesis Becky!
Foot: Proteor USA Rush Rogue EVAQ8 (foot + elevated vacuum pump) https://bit.ly/2TKTAHx
Socket: Ottobock EMS flexible inner socket https://bit.ly/3nOMijC
Recovery is continual! Great encouragement from Rob Jones Journey.
Recovery is continual.
One of the objectives of physical therapy is for the patient to learn the skills that they want to have when they leave therapy.
Before my injury in 2010, I was doing a lot of Crossfit workouts to get in shape for deployment. One of my biggest concerns after I was wounded was not being able to do workouts like that anymore. Or any workouts. One of the first questions I asked my physical therapist Etaine was, "do you think I could learn to jump rope?" To which she replied, "I don't know, but let's try!"
My focus shifted to other objectives, and I learned to run, ride a bike, row, and deadlift, but never got around to jumping rope.
Well, it is never too late. Just because I am not in therapy does not mean I cannot still recover. Recovery is continual.
#workout #gymmotivation #fitnessmotivation #gymlife #training #motivation #calisthenics #crossfit #amputee #amputeelife #amputeestrong #prosthetics #prostheticleg #amplife #amputeefitness #amputation #marinecorps #usmc #marines #military #semperfi #navy #army #marine #airforce
#inspirational #inspiration #motivation #motivational
Meet Donna! Donna is a right Symes Amputee (amputation done through ankle joint). She stays busy with taking care of the 5 horses and 2 dogs on their farm. She is daily trudging through mud and walking on uneven terrain. She also frequently drives, does the shopping, housework, cooking, and cleaning. Her current goals are to increase her comfort and stability with walking on uneven terrain and be able to walk over 1 mile. Keep it up Donna! You are doing great! #lifelongmobility #optimusprosthetics
A little motivation for your Monday: Quadruple amputee, Dad, and dance star!
sports.yahoo.com “I am very happy to know that I am contributing to or adding to the lives of other people.”
Meet Optimus patient Nate! He is an above knee amputee and currently can transfer independently. He is also has been gardening, washing dishes, and visiting with kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. He also babysits one of his granddaughters regularly. His short term goal is to, "get back to walking again and get back to the game I love - bowling!" He also said he is motivated to get walking again, "because I was to be able to help my wife around the house again."
Keep up the good work Nate! We can't wait to see you walking!
Liner: Össur Tf Seal-In https://bit.ly/33U2tTP
Knee: Ossur Rheo https://bit.ly/35rxTBJ
Foot: Freedom Innovations Maverick Comfort AT https://bit.ly/37wTSK5
Below knee amputee, paralympic silver medalist, and nurse working through the COVID-19 pandemic!
“If I can impact one person’s life in a positive way, then it’s all worth it.”
Whether it's working in hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic or preparing for the upcoming U.S. Paralympics Snowboarding season, Brittani Coury is making a positive impact.
The end of 2020 is fast approaching. If you have met your annual insurance deductible and/or out of pocket maximum and are in need of prosthetic supplies, you may be eligible to receive items with little to no cost to you.
Although there is no guarantee that services can be
completed before the year’s end, the sooner you make your appointment, the better! Don't delay in calling us!
If you have any question about your insurance coverage,
we would be happy to help.
Columbus office: (614) 263 -5462
Cincinnati office: (513) 918-2320
Dayton office: (937) 454-1900
We look forward to seeing you!
The Optimus Staff
Optimus Prosthetics's cover photo
Help us in giving a very warm welcome to Allison Seim! 🎉👏🏼🤗
She is a American Board Certified and Ohio Licensed Prosthetist and Orthotist and was hired to work in our Cincinnati office. She earned a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Cincinnati in 2014, and a M.S. in Prosthetics and Orthotics from Northwestern University in 2016. Allison pursued a career in prosthetics, because it combined her engineering background and technical mindset while allowing her to help people first-hand. Allison enjoys spending her free time reading, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.
Welcome Allison! We are thrilled to have you as part of the team!
Sneak peak at this cute prosthesis as it goes through the lamination process!
Have a “fab” Friday everyone! #FabricationFriday #fabrication #lifelongmobility
Our patient Kendra Herber interviewed Grace Norman on her blog recently about being a paralympic athelete, challenges she has faced, goals she has for Tokyo, and more. Check it out for some inspiration for your Thursday and a glimpse into Grace Norman's life as a Paralympic Gold Medalist. #paralympicgames #Paralympics #optimusprosthetics #lifelongmobility
kendraherber.wixsite.com How did you become an amputee? I was born with a congenital condition called Amniotic Band Syndrome that took my left foot and my right big toe. Earlier on in your life, did you participate in any sport other than track and field? When I was younger, sports were always a big part of my life. I start...
Throwback Thursday to this Optimus' patient's inspiring story and his encouragement for all amputees.
"My Grandpa taught me when I was young.... he always told me that pain doesn't hurt. Your mind is so strong you can talk your mind into and out of almost anything. You can do anything if you put your mind to it. And I've just always remembered that... I'm going to get through this."
Rob Quinter tells his story during the Miami Valley Hospital Trauma Unit's recognition dinner.
Say, "Hi!" 👋🏼 to one of our certified clinicians and patient advocate, Amy Yates!
Amy is a below knee amputee and also a certified CPO, LPO. She is able to help and answer questions for patients from her 30 years of clinical expertise and also from her perspective as a fellow amputee.
"The most fulfilling part is the first time I see a patient face to face in an upright position. When I can stand with a patient and talk about their progress really makes my day. I have always tried to emphasize to my patients that the prosthesis will not stop you from doing what you want to do. It is work to get back to the activities you did prior to the amputation, but if you are willing to put in the work only you can decide what you can and can not do. As I often say these days, it takes a lot of bricks to build a wall."
A little background on her picture: She recently took a trip to Miner’s Beach in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan over Labor Day weekend. Their original plan to kayak was canceled due to strong winds and waves. Instead, they hiked out to Miner’s Beach. The next day they hiked Chapel Loop out to Chapel Rock and Chapel Beach. Over those 2 days they hiked 10+ miles!
Amy, thank you for your hard work and dedication to Optimus and our patients!
Amy is Wearing:
Ottobock EMS socket system: https://bit.ly/3nOMijC
WillowWood Limb Logic for suspension: https://bit.ly/2H0m0tQ
Össur Pro-Flex Pivot foot: https://bit.ly/2SR9ijI
One of the reasons Optimus can provide the best in prosthetic care is because of the fantastically talented, hardworking, kind and compassionate people that work here. Way to go Derick! And thank you Kendra for your kind words.
From windsurfing on his knees to windsurfing on his water leg... what a difference a year can make!! Huge cheer for patient Gary! We love seeing you back doing what you love, and we love your enthusiasm... did you hear that, “wohooo!”? 👏🏼🦾🦿🎉 #lifelongmobility #compassionatecare #optimusprosthetics
Foot: Fillauer Formula foot https://bit.ly/3iLtwGc
Liner: Össur Relax Locking Liner https://bit.ly/2SL9rFd
Sleeve: WillowWood Limblogic https://bit.ly/36TRtc5
Locking/Suspension System: Coyote Design Air-lock https://bit.ly/2S8F3EI
A little #motivationmonday for you. Mark Owen Williams was 10 years old when he had to have his left leg amputated just below the knee. Determined to make the most of his life, Mark, now 49, went on to compete for Great Britain at the Paralympic games winning several medals in the process. Additionally, in 2018 he and his wife founded a British design and manufacturing company that makes prosthetic leg covers. https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/man-who-lost-leg-childhood-18994070 #prosthetics
Meet patient Jessica! Aside from wearing a pretty cool tshirt and a fantastic smile, she has been doing wonderful things since her amputation. She currently is cooking, shopping, cleaning, driving, taking care of her daughter and her many pets, and gardening a lot. They have two dogs, one cat, geckos, and several sugar gliders!! A couple of her short term goals are to be able to return to work and ambulate across uneven surfaces, steps, and curbs. Keep it up Jessica! You are doing fabulous already! #optimusprosthetics #lifelongmobility #compassionatecare
Now is a great time to schedule a regular follow-up appointment to assess if you have any needs for prosthetic supplies or replacement devices before the year ends.
If you have met your deductible or out of pocket maximums for 2020 you may be eligible to receive items with little to no cost to you. You may also have flexible spending account dollars that will be lost if not used up by the end of 2020.
Our holiday season is booking up quickly – so call us today to schedule your appointment. There is no guarantee that services can be completed before the year’s end. However, the sooner you make your appointment, the better!
If you have any questions about your insurance coverage or benefits, we would be happy to help you.
Columbus office (614) 263 -5462
Cincinnati office (513) 918-2320
Dayton office (937) 454-1900
We look forward to seeing you!
The Optimus Staff
"You need to clean your liner, and I consider it a part of my daily hygeine routine."
Great practical tips for cleaning and caring for your liner from our friends at Ottobock.
You are looking into your first prosthetic fitting? Find your Ottobock clinic here: https://www.ottobock.com/clinics.html An amputation has a big impact on y...
Dr. Erika Kube of Mid-Ohio Emergency Services and OhioHealth explains why we shouldn’t ignore diabetic foot ulcers!
Via @DispatchAlerts: https://bit.ly/2FhPxyN
Thank you Darryl! Being able to work alongside you as you get your legs and continue to recover is our pleasure! The fact that you chose Optimus is a win for us!
Amazing work by patient Kendra, running on her posterior mount foot with hybrid lock/suction suspension while being coached on by her clinician Derick!
If you haven't heard already, Kendra is also an author and wrote a book about her life as an amputee. You can find it on Amazon at the link below!
Foot: Össur Cheetah Explore https://bit.ly/2S8cSpa
Liner: Össur Seal In X Locking https://bit.ly/337H5em
Hybrid Lock/Suction Suspension: Coyote Designs Air Lock https://bit.ly/2S8F3EI
At Optimus Prosthetics, we are grateful for each and every opportunity that we have to make a difference in our patients’ lives. We understand that whether you have a congenital limb deficiency, have suffered a traumatic injury, or are experiencing complications from a disease, limb loss can have a profound impact on your life.
Centrally located in Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio, Optimus Prosthetics is committed to maximizing the quality of life for each and every patient while building life-long relationships. Optimus Prosthetics is an ABC accredited facility offering the latest technology in prosthetics.
Our prostheses are fabricated in-house and customized to meet each and every one of the patient's needs. We are one of only a handful of prosthetic care facilities certified in the latest transfemoral socket interface system, the HiFi as well as other sophisticated prosthetic technologies.
We have 3 offices available to meet your prosthetic needs.
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