Picturing a New Life

NEW ROCHELLE, New York, March 9, 2020 – Michael P. sits in his kitchen holding an old photograph of two men in suits, one with his arm amiably around the other, smiling into the camera.  The other man wears a forced smile, clearly in pain and not hiding it well.  It’s a difficult memory to recall, as Michael admits he was the …

An Update for Our Patients Concerning COVID-19

We wanted to let our patients and their families know about changes to our practice that we’re taking during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Firstly, our office hours have been changed to 9am – 2pm.  We will have half staff working for the foreseeable future to minimize contact and proximity with both our staff and patients. ONLY patients that need immediate …

Synergies for Successful Prosthetics

Progressive Orthotics & Prosthetics own Sal Martella, CPO recently co-authored an article in Rehab Management with Robert Aranbayev, DPT of New York Dynamic Neuromuscular Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy on the model that they use to ensure their mutual patient’s success in resuming their normal activities and quality of life with a new prosthetic. You can read the complete article on Rehab Management’s …

Weathering the Storm: How One O&P Partnership has Flourished

The partnership strategies and practices of Progressive O&P’s co-owners, Sal Martella and Dan Bastian were recently featured in The O&P Edge magazine. In the article, Dan and Sal share the tips they’ve learned from their incredibly successful 20-year partnership.   Originally appeared in The O&P Edge, September 2019 By Linda Williams In an industry that has seen many solo practices …

Progressive’s Patient, Patricia Lewis Featured on ABC/CBS News

Progressive O&P patient Patricia Lewis was the subject of two recent television news stories about overcoming her double amputation. Patricia is an oncology nurse from Rockville Centre who had been experiencing a mysterious pain in both her legs which turned out to be undiagnosed diabetes. After also suffering a stroke, she learned that she would have to have both her legs amputated. …

Progressive’s Patient, Amaya Williams, featured in Newsday

Copiague basketball player powered by 2 prosthetic legs By Gregg Sarra, Newsday February 16, 2019 Amaya Williams saw an opening to shoot. It was an opportunity she had waited for her whole life. An opportunity most did not think was possible. But there she was, playing in front of adoring students, faculty and fans in the Copiague High School gymnasium, everyone watching …

Progressive’s Dan Bastian Featured in International Publication

Epoch Times, Brazil Edition, 12/6/2018 This man lost his right leg to cancer but got his life back and more Fighting cancer is a fight few can imagine, particularly when it comes to pediatric patients. This man faced his illness head-on and made a bold decision that not only changed his life for the better but motivated him to show …

Aplus.com Limb Loss Awareness Month – Dan Bastian

The month of April is Limb Loss Awareness Month, an important time of year for Daniel Bastian, a certified prosthetist (CP) and an above-the-knee amputee himself. After he was diagnosed with cancer at age 15, Bastian was told he had six months to live. Ten years and eighteen surgeries later, he decided to amputate his right leg, due to a …

Long Island Weekly feature on Progressive O&P

According to the Amputee Coalition of America, there will be 3.6 million people living with some type of limb amputation by the year 2050. In order to bring awareness to this issue, the Amputee Coalition of America has designated the month of April as Limb Loss Awareness Month. For more than 15 years, the clinical staff at the Albertson-based facility, …