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.
Krystle has been a TN Operation Manager at Bulow OPS for 3 ½ years. She absolutely loves her job and what she does, so she wouldn’t change careers with anyone else! She describes herself as happy, caring, and persistent, which are three qualities you need to excel at Bulow.
If you showed your leg to Carter Henderson, he could probably identify you—but not if he saw your face. He oversees the various physical aspects of crafting prostheses, including fabrication, inventory management, and ordering patient supplies and components
The American Association of Neurological Surgeons estimates that two to three percent of the population is affected by scoliosis. While this abnormal curvature of the spine can develop in early childhood, it usually occurs between the ages of 10-14.
Every amputee faces questions from time to time, and often these questions can be fueled by common misconceptions. Bulow Orthotic & Prosthetic Solutions is here to dispel some of these myths, and spread some much-needed amputee awareness:
Lisa Fonseca wouldn’t trade places with anyone else at Bulow Orthotic & Prosthetic Solutions.
“I love what I do and where I am,” she says.
What makes our Patient Care Administrator find her job so worthwhile is the patients, especially those who have just come from a long, tiring day at the clinic.
“Patients come from clinic (trauma), they have been there for hours, not to mention been to X-ray, and they are tired and sometimes really grouchy,” she said. “My challenge is to make this quick, easy and have them smiling when they leave. Patients smiling when leaving is awesome.”
Patient Care Coordinator Elise Miller has been with Bulow Orthotic & Prosthetic Solutions for a year and five months now. She enjoys helping patients get what they need and seeing them improve for the better, but if she could switch roles with anyone, it would be with Matt Bulow.
“Because who doesn’t enjoy being the boss?” she jokes.
In her life, she’s had three major highlights— graduating from Auburn University, traveling to the Netherlands and meeting her boyfriend.
“He’s pretty amazing,” she said.
People would describe her as open, outgoing, loud and passionate. This passion sometimes manifests itself as a slight obsession with aquariums.
Debby Corbett has been with Bulow Orthotic & Prosthetic Solutions since 2013, but she’s been in the O&P field for more than 30 years.
“Lots of changes during that time!” she quips.
As a Patient Care Coordinator, Debby gets to do it all. She works with both the patients and medical professionals, as well as with surgery schedulers and hospitals. She enjoys being able to work with patients and families.
“It is very exciting to play a key role in patient care,” she said.
She said the most rewarding part of working with Bulow is seeing the pediatric patients grow up.
Besides working in the O&P field, Debby also spent a year tutoring Korean University students in English and coordinating classes for the soldiers that were working on their GED’s—all before women were allowed so far north in that part of the country.
“Very rewarding!” she said of the experience.
She said this was one of her top three highlights in her life, along with having two lovely children and a wonderful husband of 44 years. They spent their 40th wedding anniversary in San Francisco and in wine country.
She enjoys sewing in her spare time, even going as far as making her own patterns.
Bulow Orthotic and Prosthetic Solutions has a Patient Care Coordinator who strives to do her best every day. Brittany Curtin has worked for Bulow OPS for a year. Curtin describes herself as spunky, kind hearted, and tenacious. These are the types of qualities that make her special within the workplace.