Optimus Prosthetics
News and Notes for MEDICAL PROFESSIONALSNovember 2011
In This Issue
See Optimus on WDTN
Inspring Story in InMotion
Optimus Staff Completes CPR Certification
Optimus Academy Update
Our Calendar  

Completing the first course - 'Prosthetic Overview' - this month:


Shiloh Springs - Wednesday, November 2 @ 12:00


Arbors of Dayton - Wednesday, November 16 @ 12:00


Carriage Inn - Thursday, November 17 @ 12:00


Completing the second course 'Transtibial Prosthetics' this month:


LifeCare - Thursday, November 3 @ 12:00


Hospitality Homes - Monday, November 7 @ 11:30


Oak Creek Terrace - Wednesday, November 9 @ 12:00


Lebanon Country Manor - Thursday, November 10 @ 12:30


Greene Oaks - Friday, November 11 @ 12:00


Lincoln Park Manor - Thursday, November 17 @ 12:00


Stonespring - Wednesday, November 23 @ 12:00


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


Alternate Solutions Homecare - Tuesday, November 1 @ 8:00 am


Cypress Pointe Health Campus - Tuesday, November 15 @ 12:00


Completing the sixth course - 'Upper Extremity Prosthetics' - this month:


Trinity Nursing Rehab - Tuesday, November 1 @ 12:00


Heartland of Centerville - Tuesday, November 8 @ 12:00


Southview Hospital - Tuesday, November 29 @ 12:00


Brookhaven - Wednesday, November 30 @ 12:00


Completing the seventh course - 'Revolutionary Prosthetic Advances' - this month:


Dayton Rehab - Wednesday, November 16 @ 12:00


Heartland of Beavercreek - Tuesday, November 22 @ 12:00


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It's so hard to believe another year is coming close to an end! In the past year, Optimus Prosthetics has continued to grow as we completed our building expansion and increased our number of full-time employees from 7 to 10. It seems fitting this month to take a moment to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who has made this growth possible. We feel very blessed to do what we do, and we sincerely appreciate the support and referrals we have received from you. Please don't ever hesitate to contact us if there is anything we can do for you. And, during this Season of Thanks, allow us to say, "THANK YOU!"

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John Brand_Scott Schall
Optimus Prosthetics * 8517 N. Dixie Drive * Suite 300 * Dayton OH 45414   
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Inspiring Story in the Current Issue of InMotion - A Publication of the Amputee Coalition


Dancing with Heart

The simple inspiration of 12-year-old Paulina Fuller

by Amy DiLeo, InMotion Magazine, September/October 2011

AOPA National Assembly 


"Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancing with the heart is another." - Author unknown


"I remember holding Paulina in the airport, waiting for the plane and looking down at this adorable child with odd-looking legs," Lorraine Fuller recalls. "I shrugged to myself and thought, 'So what, she'll never be a dancer, but I am so in love with her, who cares?"


What Lorraine didn't realize more than a decade ago was that the little girl she was taking home from Russia actually would become an award-winning, scholarship-earning, influential young dancer.


Born in Vladimir, Russia, about 70 miles east of Moscow, Paulina was adopted by Bob and Lorraine Fuller of Clifton, Texas, when she was 10 months old. Referred by her pediatrician, they found help for her at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) in Dallas, which specializes in treating children with orthopedic conditions.


"She has an extremely rare anomaly with her left foot placed at her knee level," explains Tony Herring, MD, TSRHC's chief of staff and Paulina's orthopedist.


"With the ingenuity of our prosthetists, we were able to capture the motion of her foot so that she can control that prosthesis. Her right foot was not functional and required amputation," he adds.


Read the rest of the story here.  


See Paulina dancing with her specially made prostheses, click here. 

Optimus Staff Completes CPR Certification Training


According to the American Heart Association (AHA), approximately 80% of cardiac arrests occur at home and about 92% of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before they get to the hospital. Getting help right away is crucial to survival. "Having a bystander intervene before emergency personnel arrive can double or even triple the chances of survival," says Michael Sayre, MD, chairman of the American Heart Association emergency cardiovascular care committee.


On October 7, the staff at Optimus Prosthetics completed CPR/AED training, presented by the American Red Cross.   

Clockwise from top left: Optimus staff listens as Red Cross Trainer, Renee, explains how to use an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). Travis administers an electric shock during AED training. Beth poses with her CPR dummy.
Office Manager, Anita Curtis, explains, "According to ABC (The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, & Pedorthics) guidelines, we are required to have at least one staff member who is CPR trained and certified. We chose to take it a step further and offer it to the entire staff - and we were very pleased to see the whole staff take advantage of the opportunity!"


Interested in CPR training for your facility? Details on Red Cross classes can be found by clicking on this link. 


Optimus Academy 'Prosthetics for Therapists' Update
by Scott Schall  


There is still time to earn one more CEU before the end of the year! Call to schedule a course today!


Quarterly Course Listing

  1. Prosthetic Overview
  2. Transtibial Prosthetics
  3. Transfemoral Prosthetics
  4. Lower Extremity Prosthetic Functional Level Prediction & Outcomes Measurement
  5. TT/TF Prosthetic Gait Training and Deviations
  6. Upper Extremity Prosthetics
  7. Revolutionary Prosthetic Advances
  8. Partial Foot / Symes / Knee Disarticulation / Hip Disarticulation
  9. Microprocessor Controlled Knees

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