Our Maine Street's Aroostook Issue 7 : Winter 2011 - Page 39

The creation of a prosthetic limb requires several steps to assure a perfect fit for the patient. A casting is made to which the materials that will eventually comprise the limb will be molded. Moines, Iowa, he and his wife were looking to set roots and raise their family in a small, safe and inviting town. It took only one visit to The County to convince them that Presque Isle met all of these requirements, and they eagerly signed a contract the following week. The company has since grown to employ two full-time practitioners, an office manager, billing specialist, orthotic and prosthetic technician and an IT specialist. What’s Happening Now Our current office is located at 40 North St., Suite 5, in Presque Isle. We are open every business day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both our practitioners and facility are board certified and accredited by the American Board of Certification, which is acknowledged by the American Medical Association. We are the only facility in Aroostook County where all custom prosthetics and orthotics are made in-house. Bryan can provide all orthotics, both custom and off the shelf. He has extensive experience in pediatric care, sports bracing and geriatric accommodative bracing. He specializes in all orthotics, from foot orthotics and diabetic footwear to complex spinal bracing and pediatric cranial remolding helmets. Bryan is a compassionate and enthusiastic practitioner. He prides himself in quality fabrication and making sure to involve the entire clinical team, including the physician, physical-occupational therapist and, most importantly, the patient when designing a clinical approach. I offer all prosthetic services, including both upper and lower extremity. And I provide these services for all functional levels, from pediatric (currently, my youngest patient is 16 months old) to geriatric (currently, my oldest patient is 92 years old). I am fully certified to offer both myoelectric arms (including the new i-LIMB) as well as microprocessor knee units (including the unparalleled C-Leg). Being an amputee myself, I truly empathize with the struggles my patients face, as I have struggled with many of the same issues throughout my own life. It is always my goal not only to treat the patient clinically, but to treat them as a whole. I feel that providing the person with a well-fitting and functional prosthesis is only half the job; the other and more important half is taking the time to answer questions, listen to their concerns, understand their goals and make them the central part of WINTER 2011 Northern Prosthetics 37 FALL 2010