From our reception area to the patient care rooms and the laboratory, Progressive O&P’s brand new facility was designed “from the ground up” with our patients’ needs in mind. Our new facility is bright, spacious, and modern, with its own parking lot, a beautiful new wheelchair ramp, and an exterior awning for those rainy days.
We have a comfortable reception area for our patients’ use. Our helpful staff will greet you and are available to discuss any concerns you may have regarding insurance coverage. Often, the reception area becomes an important part of the new amputee’s learning experience, because it is where they meet other patients and amputees. Lively discussions have been known to occur there on occasion.
Our spacious restrooms have plenty of room for wheelchairs and healthcare aides.
Our New, Improved Gait Area
Progressive O&P has two areas specifically for gait (walking) observation; this is where prosthetic and orthotic devices are aligned or adjusted so that the patient walks as smoothly as possible. One room has parallel bars for initial trials of prostheses and supported walking, and we have a large open space for walking with or without assistive devices. In the gait area we have ramps and stairs for advanced prosthesis users to learn ascending and descending skills. Our Alter-G™ gravity-reducing treadmill allows patients to experience walking with a ‘reduced body weight’ in order to walk longer, further, or faster than they might ordinarily be able to.
About the Alter-G Treadmill
Dan and many of Progressive O&P’s amputee patients are meeting and exceeding their rehabilitation goals thanks to the new, NASA-developed technology Alter-G™ treadmill.The Alter-G™ treadmill’s name comes from “Altered Gravity”, and refers to its most important function. The Alter-G™ treadmill can pneumatically support a percentage of the user’s weight, making the user feel like they weigh less (imagine how much further you could run if you only weighed half your normal weight). The Alter-G™ treadmill does just that; it reduces the user’s weight and allows amputees (or other types of rehabilitation patients, such as stroke victims or joint replacement patients) to walk longer, further or faster (or all three) without tiring as they would if they were walking at their normal weight.
Progressive O&P, Inc. is proud to be the first prosthetic facility to use the Alter-G™ weight-reducing treadmill to assist patients in reaching their rehabilitation goals.
Our State-of-the-Art, On-Site Prosthetic and Orthotic Laboratory
Progressive O&P’s on-site laboratory allows our ABC-certified practitioners to supervise every aspect of the fabrication and design of our prosthetic and orthotic devices. This ensures that every device Progressive O&P provides to our patients is optimized for fit and function and is made to the highest standards of quality. The practitioner who evaluates and casts a particular patient modifies all casts for that patient; this highly personal approach to patient care is standard procedure at Progressive O&P. Our highly trained technical staff prides themselves on their top-quality craftsmanship and skill. Another reason why an on-site laboratory is so important is that most orthoses or prostheses will naturally need some adjustments during their lifetime.
Comfortable Casting and Fitting Rooms
One of the most important steps in having a prosthesis or orthosis made for you is the casting. Using plaster of paris or fiberglass, the practitioner will take a detailed mold of your limb, residual limb, or other body segment. In the laboratory, this negative mold will then be filled with plaster of paris to create a positive mold.
We now have six comfortable air-conditioned fitting rooms, all wheelchair-accessible, for the various procedures involved in fitting an orthosis or prosthesis. Each room has enough space for caregivers or family members – after all, patients tend to do better when they have the support of their family – and Progressive O&P strongly supports family involvement in our patients’ care.