Working Together for Better Patient Care

PPO & OSSUR

Premier Prosthetics and Orthotics joined forces with OSSUR on Tuesday, April 19th to hold a seminar for local referral partners. This one-day course presented a practical application of performance-based outcomes measures, prosthetic gait assessment and prosthetic gait training for licensed physical therapists and certified prosthetists. The course will have a combination of didactic lecture, group discussion, and hands-on lab.
PPO and OSSUR

Industry Experts - Dr. Bob Gailey

Industry Experts – Dr. Bob Gailey
Robert Gailey, PhD, PT, FAPTA. Bob is a professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy, Director of the Functional Outcomes Research & Evaluation Center, and a Special Advisor to the U.S. Department of Defense for amputee rehabilitation. His doctorate in prosthetics and orthotics was received from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, where he developed the Amputee Mobility Predictor. He has been involved in the development of 14 outcome measures, has authored over 100 publications and continues his research efforts related to amputee rehabilitation, outcomes, and innovative mobile health technologies. He received ISPO’s Forcheimer Prize for Research, the Amputee Coalition’s Dr. Ernest Burgess Award, the APTA’s Catherine Worthingham Fellow American Physical Therapy Association award and is an honorary member of the American Academy of Orthotics Prosthetics.

It was an honor to have Dr. Gailey instruct our staff and local physical therapists. In a post-workshop interview, Dr. Gailey shared, “What a great relationship Premier has with the community of physical therapists in St. Louis. There seems to be a real motivation to get the best for their patients so that they can go and live a life without limitations. I think that really becomes the key when the prosthetists and physical therapists work together everyone benefits, especially the patient.”

Local Referral Partners

Local Referral Partners
Premier Prosthetics and Orthotics Invited approximately 30 physical therapists to attend this workshop and the response was incredible. Our referral partners were eager to learn from one of the industry’s best, Dr. Bob Gailey. Coming together with the passion to make a difference in patient outcomes, for a goal of providing the best patient care. It is vital to join forces to provide the best experience possible through every moment of the patient’s medical journey, from collaborating pre-op, to discussing treatment plans, together, we can change people’s lives.

Hearing Patient Testimonials

Our patient volunteers kicked off the hand-on lab programs of the workshop with introductions and insight into their limb loss, and treatment. Their testimonies were incredible and provided valuable insight into certain treatment strategies, both clinical and emotional. If you want to watch this portion of the workshop, visit our Instagram @premierpandostl to watch our live stream from April 19th.

We would like to give a heartfelt thank you to our patients, Sam, Dave, and John D., that agreed to attend the workshop and participate in our demonstrations. Another shout out to the infamous James Nixon, also known as @supermanis4real for his support as well, for he is an asset to the limb difference community with his inspirational work as an OSSUR partner.

Whole Person Magazine

Premier Prosthetics and Orthotics is thrilled to announce that you can enjoy the first edition of the Whole Person Magazine, reach out to us in-office, or on social media to get access to our next edition next month. This groundbreaking inclusive resource will provide a variety of value to both patients and our referral partners, covering industry news, a directory of accessibility outlets for all to name a few. If you are interested in receiving this publication, or being featured in an upcoming edition, please contact Gobe at gobezai.abebe@premierpando.com.

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