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Pediatric Upper Extremity Prosthesis, A Mother’s Testimonial

When treating pediatric prosthetic patients, working with the family ensures patient success.

Pediatric Upper Extremity Prosthesis

Colin’s Mom expressed her thanks: “It always seemed that George presented a wealth of information regarding the options for my son’s care — with the goal of helping my husband and I decide what would be best for our son as well as practical for our lifestyle.” Maria Haugseth, Sacramento, CA; Colin’s Mom

Colin needed to be fit for his first prosthesis. His long-term treatment plan was developed with his team of caregivers and his mom. Colin was treated by George Villarruel, one of our pediatric and upper extremity prosthetic specialist practitioners. He customized the prosthesis and educated Colin and his mom over a period of about a year during treatment.

Colin’s Mom was with him every step of the way and she deserves a lot of credit for her positive outlook and supportive encouragement. Over the many visits and with a lot of hard work, Colin is now successfully doing more activities with his new arm prosthesis and is not letting anything hold him back.

Colin is ecstatic to be riding his bike!

With the support of his family, and a prosthetic device from Collier O and P, Colin is ready to tackle his next goal.

Our Pediatric Prosthetic Care Specialists

  • Extensive experience working with pediatric patients
  • Veterans are welcome to come for a consultation about problems or challenges with their current prosthesis
  • Our bilingual practitioners can converse with patients in their chosen language

Pediatric Upper Extremity Prosthesis

Our lead prosthetist spent many years with Shriners Hospitals for Children. The volume of patients seen in this inpatient setting established him as a specialist in upper and lower extremity prosthetic care for children and their growing needs. Our philosophy is that we want to treat the family first, and then the patient will have the understanding and guidance they need to be self-reliant.

Collier Orthotics and Prosthetics has offices in Sacramento and the Bay Area Region. Please call 916-979-9729 and we can answer your questions and set an appointment at the location most convenient for you.
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Practitioner Spotlight: Pediatric orthotic specialist Brian Lee

Certain pediatric orthopedic conditions require the knowledge and skill of a specialized pediatric orthotic specialist.

We address the concerns of the family as we care for our young patients and make sure they are fully informed about the care their child receives.

Our specialist care includes both injuries and congenital birth disorders which can include fractures, bone and joint disorders, spinal disorders, and neuromuscular disorders.
Brian holds clinics at 4 different California Children’s Services locations throughout the Bay Area.
“Working with kids is my favorite, probably because of their positive attitudes and almost constant smiles! Another benefit of working with CCS is the open communication. Being able to discuss treatment plans with each child’s PT creates a huge advantage for each patient’s progress. From TLSOs to arch supports I feel like I can make a positive difference in their little lives.” Brian Lee, CPO

Do you have a pediatric patient challenge? Ask Brian Now

Learn more about our other CCS Paneled practitioners.

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Pediatric Prosthetic Patient Resources

Prosthetic and Orthotic Resources for Families

We have put together some links which you may want to explore to learn more about your child’s condition or find support for your child with a prosthesis. Please remember Collier is not affiliated with these websites, and that there is no substitute for a practitioner who listens to your needs.

Collier practitioners make themselves available for questions of any kind regarding your child’s prosthesis. Many patients have come to us, and with a few corrections to their prosthesis, are thrilled to have options that were not offered with their previous practitioner.

 

Association of Children’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics

Patient Information: acpoc.org/patient-info/

 

Amputation Coalition of America

amputee-coalition.org

 

Pediatric Patient Social Connections:

facebook.com/SammysFriends

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Collier Practitioner Team of Specialists


Bilingual Practitioner
CCS Paneled

Director of Prosthetics
George Villarruel

Read George's Bio Here

George@CollierOandP.com

Sacramento: 916-979-9729
East Bay: 925-943-1119
Oakland: 510-658-2062

Bilingual Practitioner
CCS Paneled

CO: Certified Orthotist
Ray Diaz

Read Ray's Bio Here

Rdiaz@CollierOandP.com

Sacramento: 916-979-9729
East Bay: 925-943-1119
Oakland: 510-658-2062

CCS Paneled

BOCO, CPA
Orthotist & Assistant Prosthetist
Dennis Johnston

Read Dennis' Bio Here

Dennis@CollierOandP.com

Sacramento: 916-979-9729
East Bay: 925-943-1119
Oakland: 510-658-2062

COF, Managing Partner
Richard W. Todd

Read Rick's Bio Here

Rick@CollierOandP.com

Sacramento: 916-979-9729
East Bay: 925-943-1119
Oakland: 510-658-2062

COF, Managing Partner
Michael Todd

Read Michael's Bio Here

Mike@CollierOandP.com

Sacramento: 916-979-9729
East Bay: 925-943-1119
Oakland: 510-658-2062

Therapeutic Shoe & Orthopedic Soft Goods Specialist
John Kawakami

Read John's Bio Here

John@CollierOandP.com

Sacramento: 916-979-9729
East Bay: 925-943-1119
Oakland: 510-658-2062

Bilingual Practitioner
CCS Paneled

CPO
Certified Prosthetist & Orthotist
Brian Lee

Read Brian's Bio Here

Brian@CollierOandP.com

Sacramento: 916-979-9729
East Bay: 925-943-1119
Oakland: 510-658-2062

COF
Certified Orthotic Fitter
NIck DeGabriele

Read Nick's Bio Here

Nick@CollierOandP.com

Sacramento: 916-979-9729
East Bay: 925-943-1119
Oakland: 510-658-2062

COA, C. Ped, COF

Paul Easterwood

Read Paul's Bio Here
Sacramento: 916-979-9729
East Bay: 925-943-1119
Oakland: 510-658-2062

CPO

Greg Huckert

Read Greg's Bio Here
Sacramento: 916-979-9729
East Bay: 925-943-1119
Oakland: 510-658-2062

The Collier practitioner team work with you and your care team to ensure the most successful outcome for your goals. With offices in Sacramento and Pleasant Hill, we serve patients throughout Northern California. If you are frustrated with your prosthetic, do’t hesitate to ask one of our practitioners – there may be options available to reduce pain and get you back to your daily activities.

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