Liners and Shrinkers and Socks, Oh My!


One of my favorite movies is "The Wizard of Oz".  A scene that always sticks out to me is when Dorothy, Tin Man and Scarecrow are going through the woods and discussing what they might encounter.  Who can forget the following line, "Lions and Tigers and Bears, OH MY!"  For new amputees headed into the woods of facing limb loss, on to...

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Keeping Your Device Clean

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Wearing a prosthetic or orthotic device on a daily basis is a reality for a lot of people.Living in Florida, the problem of moisture, sand and perspiration can wreak havoc on any device.  When you rely on that device for mobility, it becomes a priority to keep things clean and in working order.  The purpose of this post is to give some ti...

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Mid Florida Prosthetics Supports Local Golf Tournament


A Great Day of Fun and Supporting the Community at the SummerGlen Veterans Day Golf Tournament Mid Florida Prosthetics & Orthotics recently attended and donated to help Marion County Veterans through the Annual SummerGlen Veterans Day Golf Tournament in its 14th year!  Attendees left to right: Rick Page (Business Manager, Mid Florida Prost...

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Ethical Clinical Practice in Orthotics and Prosthetics: Follow-Ups


The field of Orthotics and Prosthetics has a strange business model.Orthotic and prosthetic practitioners cannot and do not bill for their time. To some, that may come as a surprise. The truth is, the only thing we can bill for (most often to insurance) is for the orthotic or prosthetic device "delivered" to the patient. While some orthotic devices...

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Selecting Appropriate Shoes for AFOs (Ankle-Foot-Orthoses)


For Treating Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD), Pes Plano-Valgus, ie, "Flat Feet" and "Over-Pronation"  When I am evaluating a patient for AFOs (ankle-foot orthoses) I always take the time educating him or her about appropriate footwear to use with the braces, as obtaining appropriate footwear is usually a patient's responsibility. Th...

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Not All Amputees Are The Same


As a practitioner in the field for 26 years, I always see patient's that try to compare themselves to "how other people are doing". I guess it is human nature to have some measure of how they are progressing. My response is always the same.Walking with a prosthesis is a physical activity, and no two people respond in the same way. It is a bad idea ...

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Supporting Special Kids at Ocala School


Students at Maplewood Elementary School in Ocala, FL participated in an exciting experience last fall which is still reaping benefits today. Students with special needs arrived at a school courtyard where they found raised planting beds waiting to be filled with an array of colorful flowers, scented plants, and caterpillar ...

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Limb Loss Awareness Month


Living with limb loss or limb difference is challenging, but you are not alone! Join our community, find friends with shared experiences, and advocate for improvements in care and access for yourself and others. The Amputee Coalition uses this month to encourage individuals and their families to speak out and spread awareness of...

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COVID-19 Action & Response

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How Mid-Florida Orthotics & Prosthetics Is Taking Action To do our part to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, we have increased regular sanitation practices in our clinics and staff are wearing enhanced PPE, including masks, per CDC guidelines. We ask that any patients who are experiencing fever, cough, or who may have been exposed ...

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Innovations In Health & Fitness for Amputees

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Amputation surgery and recovering from limb loss is life altering. Simple things that were once accomplished with little thought and effort, can be overwhelming challenges at first. Overcoming the countless amounts of changes can disheartening and can often lead to depressive symptoms. It is important to not lose hope and focus the on opportunities...

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U.S. DoD Warrior Games to be held in Florida – June 2019

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Come out get inspired and take the next step in your journey to a life without limits!  Watch, cheer or perhaps volunteer - the important thing is engagement with this amazing community, just waiting to say hello!  To support our troops and learn how you can engage and do more please visit the Tampa Bay Times Website. Protection Status © Mid-Florida Prosthetics and Orthotics, All Rights Reserved