With the Winter Olympics getting underway in PyeongChang, here are the stories of three Paralympic athletes who defied the odds, turning their disability into their greatest strength.
Helping your child cope with the loss of a limb, both inside and outside of school, is an important factor in the overall healing process. Here are some ways you can help not only your child but also yourself.
This month, Bulow Orthotic & Prosthetic Solutions says good-bye to one of our Certified Orthotists as he enters retirement! Bob Corbett has worked with Bulow for four years. Before that, he worked for two decades with Applied Orthotics, which was acquired by Bulow.
There are some days when you wake up and it’s just miserable to put on your prosthesis. It doesn’t want to fit right or it’s itchy or it pinches horribly.
There are a few things you can do to prevent an uncomfortable prosthesis fit, including:
Herman Green, a Certified Technician and a Certified Prosthetic Assistant, has worked for Bulow Orthotic & Prosthetic Solutions for five years, although he’s been in the industry for the past 24 years.
While there are plenty of places where you can buy an off-the-shelf brace, there are certain conditions that require a specific customization in order for you to fully recover. Here are a few of the more common ones that we tend to treat at Bulow Orthotic & Prosthetic Solutions:
Payson recently joined Bulow after a nine year stint with Hanger in Cincinnati, Ohio where he was a clinic manager and primary orthotist for the scoliosis clinic at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. He is a former business owner and the current Vice President of the Ohio Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists.
Whether you are currently living with diabetes or have a loved one who is diagnosed, it’s important to know the risks. While living with diabetes can be manageable, those who have the condition need to be aware of their feet and the serious problems that can occur. That’s why we offer these statistics about diabetes and amputation.
As an amputee, it’s important that you maintain a healthy relationship with your skin, especially on your residual limb. An infection can prevent you from wearing your prosthesis and interrupt the active lifestyle you’ve worked to maintain
Matt Bulow, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Bulow Orthotic and Prosthetic Solutions, has been here since Day One.
“It is amazing to me that we are already in the 12th year of the life of our Company,” he said.
Scott Moore has been with Bulow Orthotic and Prosthetic Solutions for 11 years, and was one of our first employees! He is both a prosthetist and a physical therapist assistant, and would not trade his place with anyone else in the clinic.
You always have the right to call your prosthetist if something feels wrong, so never be afraid to ask even the simplest of questions! Here is a list of the most common times you should call your prosthetist.
For the past 4 years, Prentiss Barksdale has worked at Bulow Orthotic & Prosthetic Solutions as a prosthetic tech—and he wouldn’t trade places with anyone.
“I love the creativity that goes along with the job,” he said. “I am inspired by each one of my fellow co-workers in how they use their gifts to take their job responsibilities to the next level. To me that’s the joy in being at the ‘Low.’”
It’s never easy to adjust to life as an amputee. Even with a phenomenal health care team and an army of friends and family to support you, you will still be faced with many challenges, struggles and questions as you start your journey.
Joey Raub, CP, wouldn’t trade his job with anyone else at Bulow Orthotic & Prosthetic Solutions.
“I get to challenge myself daily to reach personal goals that will benefit the patient,” he said about why he likes his position so much. “I love the people that I get to help, and I also love my coworkers.”
Children with scoliosis often face difficult social situations while in school. So it’s only natural that they will become more anxious as they reach their teenage years. It can be especially hard for girls, as they start to experiment with clothing styles and try to define themselves within their social group based on what they wear.
Trang Vo has worked for Bulow Orthotic and Prosthetic Solutions for three years as a general housekeeping assistant, but if she could trade places with anyone it would be with “Mr. Matt” so she could be the boss!
Summertime means paradise and pools. However, having a prosthesis can make going to the warm sandy beaches or public pool a daunting task. That’s why we wanted to offer these helpful tips and steps to help make your summer swimming peaceful and soothing!
Bulow Orthotic & Prosthetic Solutions’ newest Nashville Patient Care Coordinator, Jessica Jordan, loves to be around people. This may be what attracted her to the Bulow team, which she said she was excited to join.
In 2010, 73,000 people over the age of 20 underwent amputation due to complications from diabetes. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, foot care and proper management of your blood sugar levels can significantly reduce your chances of having an amputation in the lower leg, foot or toes.