Tifton

805 Camden Way
Tifton, GA 31794
P: 229-387-6600
F: 229-387-7800

Macon

4900 Mercer Univ Dr, Ste 1
Macon, GA 31210
P: 478-474-5678
F: 478-474-5018

Albany

1915 Palmyra Rd
Albany, GA 31701
P: 229-436-0117
F: 478-436-9688

Jim Young Teaches Middle Georgia State University Students

Special thanks to Gerry Stark from COAPT and Fram Sethna from Otto Bock for helping our Clinician Jim Young present a course on upper extremity prosthetics to OTA students from Middle Georgia State College in our Macon office today!

AOPA in Las Vegas

We will be attending the Las Vegas AOPA at the World Congress Center September 6 - 9.

 

Professionals from all over the world will be speaking on a variety of topics on orthotics and prosthetics.

Speaking at Tennessee Orthotic & Prosthetic State Meeting

We will be speaking at the Tennessee Orthotic and Prosthetic State Meeting

Alabama Prosthetic and Orthotic Association

We just spoke at the Alabama Prosthetic and Orthotic Association National State Convention. 

We will be speaking at the Arkansas Prosthetic and Orthotic Association National Meeting.

Closed September 11th due to Hurricane Irma

We will be closed due to Hurricane Irma.

 

Please stay safe.

Amputee Fitness Class this month!

This Thursday is our monthly fitness and prosthetic class. We will be working on core strength, balance, and volume management of the residual limb. 6:30pm at the Macon office. See y'all there!

Jim Young Featured in O&P Magazine

Check out the Q&A Jim was featured in, in the O&P Business News, the July 2017 edition:

Click here to read more.

Amputee Fitness Class

The 20th of July is the third Thursday of the month! AKA amputee fitness class day. Jimmy Bridges a local Personal trainer will be teaching our fitness class @ 630pm the event will be held at Amputee Prosthetic Clinic in Macon, Georgia: 4900 Mercer University Drive

Macon clinic holds amputees training class - Brittany Collins, WGXA TV

Macon clinic holds amputees training class
 

by Brittany Collins

Thursday, June 15th 2017

 

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MACON, Ga. -- The Amputee Prosthetic Clinic in Macon held its first training class for amputees on Thursday.
 
Its purpose is to teach amputees how to walk properly and stay fit while wearing a prosthetic leg.
Walking wasn't hard for Don Dixon when he first wore a prosthetic leg in 2014.
 
 
"What was difficult was learning how to balance yourself," Dixon said. "Especially on uneven ground. You've got to be careful with that."
 
Dixon said for now he's trying to figure out how to stay active, which is he he decided to come to the training class.
 
"When I go fishing to Florida. I have to let my son in-law find it," Dixon said. "Well, that's no fun."
Trainer Jimmy Bridges said if an amputee sits down all day, their body will shut down.
 
"You're not growing and once you've quite using those muscles your ligament starts to tighten up and then they go reverse," Bridges said.
Amputee Prosthetic Clinic Jim Young said once you wear a prosthetic, you have to learn the basics.
"You've got to be able to crawl, do basic trouble shooting," Young said. "Like, if I'm on the floor, how do I get off the floor? That's one of the first things a baby masters when they're learning how stand up."
Bridges said it's important to work upper body strength.
 
"Then we'll take the two to three pound weights and do curls," Bridges said. "That's strengthening the arms. Again, we'll take the same weights and do shoulders. Then we'll do the half."
Everyone learns how to gain strength at different levels, but staying persistence is the key for improvement.
 
"Sometimes that weakness is realizing that you're not putting in the effort to realize that you're not being successful," Young said.
 
The classes will be held every third Thursday of the month.
 
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Congrats to Travis on His Graduation!

Our youngest son Travis just graduated with his Masters in Orthotics and Prosthetics last month. He is currently working on his Orthotic residency. Congrats Travis we are so proud of you!!!

 

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