Optimus Prosthetics
News and Notes for MEDICAL PROFESSIONALSMarch 2011
In This Issue
Here We Grow Again!
Helen Gets Her New "Leggy"
Optimus Academy Update
She said "Yes!"
Our Calendar  

Completing the first course 'Prosthetic Overview' this month:

Monday, March 28

Friendship Village


Completing the

second course

'Transtibial Prosthetics'

this month:


Thursday, March 17
Wright Nursing and Rehab  

Friday, March 18

American Nursing Care 

Completing the fourth course 'Amputee Mobility Predictor' this month:

Tuesday, March 2
Walnut Creek


  Completing the fifth course 'Prosthetic Gait Training and Deviations' this month:


Thursday, March 3
Good Samaritan Hospital  

Tuesday, March 15
Southview Hospital


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Here We Grow Again!  


In April of 2007, Optimus Prosthetics opened with 1350 square feet, 1 office, and 2 patient rooms. We outgrew that space in  2009.  Then we completed our first expansion - almost doubling our initial square footage, and adding a second office!

New digs

We outgrew our new space in just over a year, and found it necessary to start construction once again. On February 17, 2011, we moved into our newest expansion, giving us a total of 5242 square feet! 


We've added 3 patient rooms, for a total of 5, the largest of which is 28 feet long to accommodate our 22-foot parallel bars.   

Room #2 features a "Kid's Corner" for our pediatric patients, or for children attending appointments with their parents. 


We've also added 3 offices, for a total of 5, increased the lab from 420 square feet to 650 square feet.


We also added:

a conference room
2 additional restrooms
a shipping/receiving area and...

doubled the size of the stock room!


In addition, we now have a 96-foot 'loop' we've already used for 2-minute walk tests.


Thank you for your continued support and referrals, which has made this expansion necessary!  We would love for you to stop by to see our new space - call Optimus Prosthetics today to arrange a personal tour!

Helen Gets Her New "Leggy"  


We last featured sweet little Helen in our January 2010 eNewsletter, when she received her first Mickey Mouse prosthetic leg from Optimus Prosthetics.  Children grow both longitudinally and circumferentially.   Bony alignment is changing also.  The prosthesis must accommodate growth and other physiological changes.  Helen's prosthesis was no longer able to 'keep up' with her growth and a new socket was indicated.  She was successfully fit just in time for soccer season!  Still a Mickey Mouse fan, Helen decided she also wanted Minnie on this socket.

 Helen and Mom

Helen loves her new "leggy," as she calls her prosthesis, and is able to put it on and take it off all by herself!  She continues to amaze and inspire us, playing soccer in the summer, and brightening up our office with those huge brown eyes!   


Helen is looking forward to showing off her new leg this summer, when her family visits Disneyland, and she gets to meet the "real" Minnie Mouse!

Optimus Academy 'Prosthetics for Therapists' Update
by Scott Schall  


We are well into the 5th course, 'Prosthetic Gait Training and Deviations'.  Schedule your course today!


Quarterly Course Listing

  1. Prosthetic Overview
  2. Transtibial Prosthetics
  3. Transfemoral Prosthetics
  4. Amputee Mobility Predictor
  5. Prosthetic Gait Training and Deviations
  6. Partial Foot / Symes / Knee Disarticulation / Hip Disarticulation
  7. Upper Extremity Prosthetics
  8. Computer Alignment System (COMPAS)
  9. Microprocessor-Controlled Knees

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She said "Yes!" 
Travis and ring

Join us in congratulating Travis Barlow, Prosthetic Resident at Optimus Prosthetics, who recently got engaged to his girlfriend, Amber!   


He has quite an engagement story to tell, so be sure to ask him to share it the next time he is doing a presentation at your facility!

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