Miss Tomi is one of those patients who can’t help [...]
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All work and no play is not the motto at [...]
Family is a recurring theme in Maggie Puentes’ life. Her [...]
Amputation finds its way into people’s lives due to a [...]
Anaplastology is a branch of medicine that deals with the [...]
Myoelectric prosthetic devices can offer amputees a variety of benefits. [...]
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In this issue of the Westcoast Wire: Cranial Palm Harbor Office Revealed Employee Spotlight Ask A Practitioner Patient Spotlight
These babies are turning heads with the painted helmet designs.
In this issue of the Westcoast Wire: Prosthetic Cleaning Is Key Brandon Office Revealed Employee Spotlight Ask A Practitioner Compliance Is Key
Everyone throughout the orthotics and prosthetics world has pulled together [...]
Rescind the Medicare proposal restricting access to prosthetic limbs and returning amputees to 1970’s standards of care.
In this issue of the Westcoast Wire: OLWS: The Wise Choice for Diabetic Wound Care. The use of different orthoses for prevention and care of wounds on feet due to diabetes Scoliosis Bracing: Follow up is the key to successful Bracing. Westcoast's Scoliosis procedures and program for successful bracing Amputees Together: Back in action! New format for Amputees Together and what we hope to accomplish with the group
In this issue of the Westcoast Wire: I Will Inspire Charity Walk Patient Profile: Liam Matthews Peer Visitation: Stronger Together Produce Spotlight: Combo KAFO
Journey is a five year old golden retriever born with [...]
I went to a high school swim meet last night [...]
Due to the unfortunate circumstances when Taylor was born, complications [...]
Join us for the High Risk Hope Tot Trot at [...]
Jayden was born premature at 28 weeks. A few weeks after he was born, since his lungs weren't fully developed he suffered lack of oxygen n suffered a brain injury, and in turn he was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy Spastic Diplegia at only 5 weeks old.
What If…? Preparing Patients with Limb Loss for Travel By [...]
Check out our photos from the I Will Inspire 2014 Charity Run!
Everything you need to know about the I Will Inspire Charity Run.
On October first of 2009 I climbed a telephone pole [...]
It is still early January and the New Year’s Resolutions [...]
In this issue of the Westcoast Wire: Fall Prevention A Summer to Remember Skilled Rehab Facility (SNF) Funding 101 Back-to-School for Pediatric Orthotic Users Recent Westcoast Brace & Limb Events
Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor received her custom silicone prosthetic finger from Westcoast Brace & Limb, Chief Castor had lost her finger in a summer boating accident.
When: Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 Where: 2501 River Hills Drive, Tampa, Florida 33763 Shelter #218 11 a.m.
Andrea Adair, Westcoast Brace & Limb patient and community activist, continues her passionate quest to raise breast cancer awareness in the Tampa Bay area.
Join us on Saturday, October 19, 2013, 9:30AM, at Tampa [...]
Any material worn against human skin should be cleaned on a regular basis. Prosthetic liners, socks and prosthetic sockets pick up bacteria and dead skin cells, which can irritate the residual limb.
BY: Greg Bauer, L.P.O., C.P.O., Westcoast President An orthotist is [...]
Almost two-thirds of all people living with MS report that trouble walking takes the biggest toll on their quality of life1 and one of the leading causes of difficulty walking is foot drop
“I worked for the power company for nearly all of [...]
In this issue of the Patient Connection: Your Device, Your Choice Physician Documentation Patient Event Recap
Saturday, June 15th members of Amputees Together of Florida, Inc. enjoyed a personal and hands-on presentation by Bobby Puckett, a Certified Personal Trainer & Corrective Exercise Specialist
Andrea Adair was the first in her family and her [...]
Our Amputees Together meeting on May 16, 2013 was a hit! The theme was 'How It's Made': an opportunity for amputees to go 'behind the scenes' at our on-site central fabrication laboratory.
Being a two-time breast cancer survivor has inspired Andrea Adair to become an activist volunteer, raising awareness and funding for breast cancer research and helping other women learn to hope
I recently had a bilateral below knee amputee come in [...]
Our golf clinic at Seven Springs Golf & Country Club [...]
Rehabilitation is a life-long process. That’s why Westcoast Brace & [...]
Augusta Lee lost her left leg above the knee in May of 2012, due to cancer. She had no idea whether she would be able to walk a mile at the I WILL INSPIRE Charity Run less than a year later...
Carlos Rodriguez was born with cerebral palsy, but he's never let that stop him. The 1 Mile Family Fun Run was the longest and fastest Carlos has ever walked.
William Kanouff, a patient at Westcoast Brace & Limb, moves [...]
Richard Lefluer receives medical care for his leg length discrepancy and crouched gait by Drew Warnick, MD, therapy at All Children’s Hospital, and fitting of his bilateral custom ankle foot orthoses by Westcoast Brace & Limb.
ABC Action News Story: Patti Valero, a firefighter and below knee amputee, talks about going back to work post-amputation.
Frankie Jones, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), student, and unilateral congenital below elbow amputee, talks about living with his limb deficiency and his ‘Westcoast Patient Experience’
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In this issue of the Westcoast Wire: Custom Silicone Breast Prostheses Are Now “A Great Choice” For Post-Mastectomy Patients Seeking Options Westcoast Specialty Care Coordinators Support Patient And Practitioner Needs Staying Connected, Getting Involved
Westcoast Brace & Limb patients and Amputees Together of Florida, Inc. support group members enjoyed a wonderful free adaptive kayaking clinic last month at Safety Harbor Veteran's Memorial Park.
To find out more about fundraising for Tisa - or [...]
In this issue of the Patient Connection: Recapping 2012 Great Things Coming 2013
Westcoast's Jason Redd, L.P.O., C.P.O., poses with happy patient, Spencer The Bulldog and even happier owner, Linda. Spencer's hind legs were paralyzed and without feeling
"National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) values Hungry Howie's partnership in sharing our mission of helping women now by providing free mammograms, education, support, and early detection services.
In this issue of the Westcoast Wire: When Those In-Store Shoe Inserts May Not be Right for You Custom versus Off-the-Shelf So, What was it Like for Me Growing Up with a Limb Difference? Steven Budd: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS
Dave Damstra, Westcoast Brace & Limb patient since 2000 Dave [...]
By Bobby Puckett -- The questions that I hear most [...]
Wescoast patient Michael Hypner talks about his experience at Westcoast [...]
The world will be watching when South African Oscar Pistorius [...]
Westcoast patient David Nicholson is using high-tech prostheses — researched, [...]
The front page of the Tampa Tribune (7/17/12) features a [...]
Our QuickLite™ Covers are an option for b/k and a/k [...]
“I’m given true loving concern, and treated like I’m something [...]
“The staff at Westcoast Brace & Limb...and the way they’ve [...]
By Bobby Puckett For Anyone Who Doesn’t Have a Perfect [...]
Westcoast Brace & Limb invites you to join us for [...]
“Now, I have the stability and stamina I need to [...]
Westcoast patient Larry French demonstrates the uses of various upper [...]
Students from Southern University's PTA program visited us at Westcoast, [...]
In this issue of the Westcoast Wire: By The Shores of Weeki Wachee Art Helps Amputee Thrive In the Summertime When the Weather is High Here’s How to Keep Those Devices Dry
The official Proclamation was presented to Westcoast President Greg Bauer [...]
By: Bobby Puckett The cycling season has begun. Yesterday was [...]
Cranial remolding helmets come in all shapes and sizes. And [...]
As one of the nation's leading prosthetic and orthotic firms, [...]
By: Shea Miller I am a Tampa native and regularly [...]
By: Bobby Puckett “I Will Inspire” was the theme of [...]
I’m really looking forward to getting together with friends this [...]
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After surgery involving lymph nodes, some women may experience a [...]
Only Westcoast Brace & Limb Offers Free Screenings and the [...]
Abby Wold is a 31 year old student at the [...]
A couple of years after becoming an amputee I realized [...]
Last week I was honored to participate in the great [...]
A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to [...]
December 3rd Flatwoods Park 8 am – 11 am 14302 [...]
This past weekend, Westcoast Brace & Limb was proud to [...]
Join us for a fun, family oriented day at the [...]
By: Andrea Puckett, SWA Recently, someone asked me, “Exactly what [...]
Peer visitation, in my opinion, is one of the key [...]
One of the best experieces I've had a with Westcoast [...]
Last weekend, I rode in the Miles for Hope event. [...]
On this Saturday I’m proudly participating in the Miles for Hope event in Clearwater Florida. Miles for Hope is a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting brain tumors. The proceeds of this event will provide funding for ...
In this issue of Prosthetics Today: Westcoast Brace & Limb: First Private Prosthetic Facility in Florida to be certified to fit the Otto Bock GENIUM Bionic Prosthetic Knee System! The Shock Absorbing Cushioned Socket™ Transforming The Patient Room Experience
This is the story of two unlikely friends. Patti Valero, a firefighter who lost her leg in a motorcycle accident in October of 2009, and a visitor who appeared at her hospital a few weeks later.
“My husband and I started noticing our daughter Gwyneth developing [...]
Last weekend I climbed a mountain. OK, it was more [...]
She is outfitted with just a few of the various [...]
In this issue of the Westcoast Wire: Incredible Journey Diabetic Management Tips Cranial Remolding: The Family Experience at Westcoast Brace & Limb
MOSI MAN Last week Westcoast Brace & Limb invited patients [...]
In this issue of the Westcoast Wire: Westcoast Brace & Limb Celebrates 30 Years of Excellence The Bobby Puckett Story: Double-Amputee Puts Positive Spin on Life A Body Restored, A Life Rebuilt: 2-Year-Old Haitian Earthquake Survivor, A Year Later Orthotic Options for Foot Drop Westcoast Brace & Limb Hosts Major Course on Silicone Facial Prostheses
I have now been fully trained in both the Bioness [...]
"For 9 years I suffered with pain and sores. I [...]
"I think it's easier to talk to someone that can [...]
In this issue of the Westcoast Wire: Cranial Head Shape Clinic opens at Westcoast’s Palm Harbor office Advances in KAFOs Back in the Saddle again: a saddle-maker who lost his leg goes back to working and staying busy
“I’ve always wished for that ‘bionic’ leg!” -Marilyn Berg, Post-polio [...]
In this issue of the Westcoast Wire: Westcoast Brace & Limb Fits the First in Florida With High-Tech Leg Brace Westcoast Brace & Limb offers The NESS L300™, FES Treatment of Foot Drop Cranial Remolding: Jack, a STAR at Westcoast Brace & Limb
“I’ve always wished for that ‘bionic’ leg!” - Marilyn Berg [...]
In this issue of the Westcoast Wire: TAoS -The Therapeutic Ambulatory Orthotic System Amputee Crusader: Spreading The Word About Menigitis The plié Microprocessor Knee: An Interview with Freedom Innovations Westcoast Brace & Limb has acquired the STARscanner
In this issue of the Westcoast Wire: Moving on to golf and time with family, Westcoast Brace & Limb bids Dottie a farewell Amputees Together learn about acupuncture CMT SUPPORT GROUP WELCOMES MICHAEL SHY, M.D. BEJING BOUND!: Robyn Stawski trains with the ultimate goal of competing in the 2008 Paralympics AMPUTEES & OBESITY 360 Orthotics and Prosthetics goes LIVE
In this issue of the Westcoast Wire: An Upright Solution for CP Kids Register Today for the 2007 Westcoast Brace & Limb Expo: The Prosthetic Experience Early Intervention: Important In Achieving Positive Outcome In The Treatment of Plagiocephaly Post-Polio Syndrome Patient Profile: Dave Scafidi Ask the Prosthetist: Jason Kahle, CPO
In this issue of the Westcoast Wire: Westcoast Brace & Limb hosts the Prosthetic Expo Making Her Mark: Lori Rath Educates Otheres on CMT A good nights sleep – Brace Yourself: Night bracing provides a viable alternative for many juvenile and adolescent scoliosis patients.
In this issue of the Westcoast Wire: Introducing WalkAide A New Product for the Treatment of Foot Drop New Anaplastology Team at Westcoast Brace & Limb to Offer Silicone Restoration Pectus Carinatum Frequently Asked Questions How To Choose A Prosthetist: What Patients, Doctors and Therapists Need to Look For
In this issue of the Westcoast Wire: Westcoast Brace & Limb Opens Pinellas Office in St. Petersburg! Recognize Symptoms & Early Treatment To Prevent Amputation In Diabetics New Prosthetic Foot Technology Now Available At Westcoast
In this issue of the Westcoast Wire: Silicone Liner Provides New Technique For Suction Suspension Insurance—The Modern Epidemic Continuing Education Course Update: C-Leg Study, RGO Prosthetist Travels To Asia For ISPO Conference The Key To Amputee’s Rehab Is Humor & Laughter
In this issue of the Westcoast Wire: Silicone Liner Provides New Technique For Suction Suspension Insurance—The Modern Epidemic Continuing Education Course Update: C-Leg Study, RGO Prosthetist Travels To Asia For ISPO Conference
In this issue of the Westcoast Wire: Is A C-Leg® Prosthesis Right For You? Blount’s Disease: Orthotic Treatment of Infantile Tibia Vara What Patients Should Expect At Westcoast Important Insurance News For O&P Patients New Polio Book Aimed More Toward Professionals
In this issue of the Westcoast Wire: Early Intervention: Important In Achieving A Positive Outcome In The Treatment of Plagiocephaly Westcoast C-Leg Study In Progress Dino Scanio, C.O., L.O. Joins Westcoast Team Pre-Amputation Conferences Enlighten Patients What Types Of Treatments Are Available For Shoulder Injuries?
In this issue of the Westcoast Wire: Orthotic Treatment For Children With Pectus Carinatum Deformity Westcoast Welcomes A New Arrival How To Choose A Prosthetist: What Patients, Doctors & Therapists Need To Look For CEU Course Update: Fitness Clinic Changed To Sept. 13 & Pediatric Orthotic Course Info Kids and Canines Educate Amputees Together Support Group
In this issue of the Westcoast Wire: Recent Advances In Prosthetics For Difficult Amputation Levels How Muscles Play A Role In Amputee Rehabilitation Patient Profile: C-Leg® Prosthesis Provides Patient With Extra Confidence When Walking The Fitness For Everyone Clinic is coming to the Tampa
In this issue of the Westcoast Wire: C-Leg® Prosthesis: Advancements In Prosthetic Technology Bracing Options Available For Osteoarthritis Patient Wins Scholarship Funds Preparing For Motherhood: Pre-Conceptual Care For Women with Lower Limb Deficiencies
In this issue of the Westcoast Wire: New Technique Introduced For Treating Neurotrophic Ulcers The Post-Polio Letter: What Causes PPS? Olympic Torchbearer Continues To Beat The Odds
In this issue of the Westcoast Wire: Nighttime Bracing With The Providence Scoliosis System Bicycling Tips For Lower-Extremity Amputees Special Olympics Swimmer Brings Home Medals
In this issue of the Westcoast Wire: Ellie Dias, CPO Returns To Florida Take A Swim This Summer With A New Water Leg ACA Annual Educational Conference: Speaker Recap Making Unique Canes Keeps Michael Marujo Active Have A Question? Ask The Practitioner
In this issue of the Westcoast Wire: The SWASH Makes Standing, Walking And Sitting Easier How Does Cosmetic Restoration Benefit Patients Scoliosis Association Plans 2001 Meeting Schedule Amputees Together: What Are Your Prosthetic Options Post-Polio Support Group of Tampa Bay Growing Rapidly
In this issue of the Westcoast Wire: Kahle Discusses New Prosthetic Research At AOPA Conference O&P Overview CEU Course Teen Amputee Doesn’t Let Anything Hold Her Back Amputees Together Celebrates The Holidays
In this issue of the Westcoast Wire: Jason T. Kahle, CPO Joins The Westcoast Brace & Limb Team Andrews Brings Home The Gold WCB&L Is Committed To Prosthetic Excellence Cybertech Brace Offers Advantages To Patients Richard Brown Continues To Bounce Back Amputees Together Takes A Trip To MOSI Post-Polio Support Group Seeks Interested Members
In this issue of the Westcoast Wire: Westcoast Stays In The Family: Greg Bauer Becomes A CPO Newsletter Aims To Educate Readers Benefits Of The Short Articulated Foot Orthosis Danny Andrews Goes For Gold In Sydney Westcoast Website Answers O&P Questions Looking For Support: Join Amputees Together