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Caring for Post-operative Amputation Wounds

At Excel Prosthetics & Orthotics, our practitioners and staff are focused on making sure each and every patient is fully prepared for their new journey as an amputee, from surgery to fitting. One of the most important phases of this process is making sure the wounds on the residual limb heal properly. If improperly cared […]

Things to Think About Before Ramping Up Your Workout Routine

Exercise is an important habit to have for anybody, but it’s especially important for amputees to make sure they maintain their mobility and overall health. Once you’ve fully recovered from your amputation with the help of rehabilitative exercises and you’ve completely adjusted to your prosthesis, it’s important to continue to stay active. You may be […]

Practitioner Spotlight: Matt Hand

Putting the Patient First Over the past six years, Matt Hand has worked hard to serve our patients with excellence and compassion. As a certified orthotist, Matt evaluates and fits patients with prescribed braces and orthotics. “Everything from foot orthotics to upper and lower extremity bracing, both custom and prefabricated,” said Matt. Working in our […]

Noah Smith’s Journey

At Excel Prosthetics & Orthotics, our greatest moments are when we see a patient respond positively to their device and have the opportunity to seriously improve their quality of life. For Noah Smith, the impact his orthoses and prosthesis have had on his life and his family’s lives is almost immeasurable. Noah’s Long Journey Noah […]

How to Help Your Child Adjust to Their Prosthesis

No parent ever imagines that they would have to help their child adjust to life without one of their limbs. Unfortunately, sometimes parents have no other choice. Children who are born with congenital condition or need amputation as a result of illness or trauma will need the support of their family members to help them […]

Practitioner Spotlight: Richard Spice, C.Ped, CFo

Many people take walking comfortably for granted. At Excel Prosthetics & Orthotics, we’re dedicated to keeping our patients walking with comfort by offering custom orthotics and diabetic shoes. Meet Richard Spice, Pedorthist and Custom Orthotic Fitter Richard Spice, C.Ped, CFo is our go to guy for all things custom foot orthotics. He joined the Excel […]

Caring for Your Residual Limb During Cold Weather

Winter is coming, and that means that you’ll need to care for your residual limb differently than you do in warm weather. As anyone who uses a prosthetic device knows, you have special considerations that people without prosthetics simply can’t relate to. Stay ahead of the game with these tips to care for your residual […]

Inspiring Athletes and their Prosthetic Journeys

The 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan, are coming up in a few months, and athletes with disabilities and prosthetics in more than twenty sports are busy preparing for a chance of a lifetime: to compete on the world stage. Now with more than 20 sports represented at the Paralympics, from sprinting to table tennis, […]

Practitioner Spotlight: Calvin Hoyle

When it comes to having the right mindset to be a practitioner of prosthetics and orthotics, the most common educational backgrounds are either in sports therapy or engineering. Calvin Hoyle, CP, BOCO spent his early career working as an occupational health engineer at a large chemical plant in Mississippi. After discovering the impact a simple […]

What to Expect: From Surgery to Fitting

Of the nearly 2 million people living with limb loss in the United States, approximately 54% of those individuals lost their limb as a result of a vascular disease, rather than an accident. That means that over half of amputees have time to prepare mentally and physically for the loss prior to surgery. At Excel […]