Our Peer Support Network is comprised of Westcoast Brace & Limb patients who are living with significant and chronic medical conditions. These individuals are personally motivated to provide support and encouragement to others who are experiencing similar circumstances. This one-on-one support is accomplished through individual Peer Visitation.
A Peer Visitor has experienced limb loss or other significant conditions, successfully completed rehabilitation, and has been trained in peer visitation protocol. Peer Visitation is available for any individual experiencing a significant and chronic condition. Peer Visitation is a free service provided by Westcoast Brace & Limb.
Peer visitation is available for families and caregivers of patients as well. Through WCBL’s Peer Support Network, caregivers of children and adults living with extensive care needs can reach out to other families who have ‘been there’. To initiate Peer Visit or to get in touch with someone in Westcoast Brace & Limb’s Peer Support Network, contact us.
I WILL INSPIRE
A fundamental part of our commitment to patients at Westcoast Brace & Limb is an emphasis on support. Patients have access to I Will Inspire networking opportunities through group meetings, special community events, and online forums. A strong network of support is key to a successful rehabilitation.
We encourage our patients to be active participants in our community. Westcoast’s I Will Inspire group hosts community networking meetings, ability clinics, and activities in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.
Originally founded by Westcoast Brace & Limb as Amputees Together of Florida in the 1980s, the organization has now flourished into the Bay area’s leading orthotic and prosthetic patient network.
The group’s mission is to provide peer support, education, and advocacy to all people affected by significant and chronic medical conditions, including their family, friends, and healthcare professionals. For more information about our I Will Inspire peer support network, contact us.
Without Limits is an amputee Facebook support group extension of I Will Inspire and is open to the entire amputee community. It allows its members to easily share their success stories, advice, questions, triumphs, obstacles and setbacks with each other in a supportive closed group.
Educational Resources / O&P Links
American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists (AAOP)
American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics, Inc. (ABC)
American Diabetes Association
Amputee Coalition of America (ACA)
American Orthotics & Prosthetics Association (AOPA)
Disabled Sports USA
Florida Association of Orthotics and Prosthetics (FAOP)
Hemi-Pelvectomy & Hip Disarticulation Help
National Amputee Golf Association (NAGA)
National Center of Physical Activity and Disability
National Commission of Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE)
Orthomerica (Cranial Orthoses)
United Amputee Services Association (UASA)
Wheelchair Sports USA (WSUSA)