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