As one of the nation’s leading prosthetic and orthotic firms, Westcoast has been recognized as an iWalk Certified Bionics Center, because of its expertise in the BiOM robotic ankle system and its demonstrated excellence in client service and clinical care. iWalk, the Boston-based bionics company, is advancing the development of technology to restore natural function and movement for lower-limb amputees. The BiOM is the world’s first bionic ankle system that utilizes robotics to restore the function of the missing anatomy in the calf muscle and Achilles tendon, and has been scientifically proven to normalize metabolic efficiency and increase self-selected walking speed for lower-limb amputees.
“Westcoast Brace & Limb already has seen impressive results in our patients with the BiOM, and we are very pleased to offer this to patients for whom it will provide significant benefits,” said Greg Bauer, LPO, CPO, president of Westcoast. “Westcoast is proud to be a member of iWalk’s network of the nation’s leading prosthetic and orthotic caregivers, and one of the first Certified Bionics Centers in the country.”