The Prosthetic Orthotic Center specializes in providing a full range of prosthetic and orthotic services, including evaluation, fabrication and follow-up care, with the goal of ensuring accuracy, safety, comfort and appropriateness of device. The Center is the most comprehensive facility in the New York Metropolitan/Hudson Valley region. Its ability to custom design and fabricate a wide variety of devices for both adults and children, while offering personalized attention to individual needs, is what has drawn patients from the tri-state area, and around the world.
The Prosthetic Orthotic Center’s office and fabrication facility is located in a dedicated, 7,000 square foot space within Helen Hayes Hospital. The Center is fully accessible and is served by state-of-the-art technology. All prosthetic and orthotic devices are designed and fitted on-site utilizing the most appropriate materials, techniques and technology to meet a patient’s needs.
The Center is fully staffed by a team of ABC (American Board for Certification in Orthotics & Prosthetics) prosthetists, orthotists and technicians who have extensive experience working with both adult and pediatric patients. Staff members pursue ongoing training in the most advanced technology, including myoelectrics, scoliosis, lightweight graphite systems and silicone suction suspension.
Who We Help
The need for a prosthetic or orthotic device may arise from a traumatic injury, congenital condition or disabling illness. The staff at the Prosthetic Orthotic Center have helped individuals with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, spinal bifida and scoliosis, as well as those with spinal cord injuries or amputations. The Center also specializes in meeting the needs of competitive athletes.
The Prosthetic Orthotic Center prides itself on the personalized attention, expert consulting and diagnostic services, technical expertise and timely delivery it provides to every patient. Drawing on the unparalleled depth and range of services available within the hospital, the Center is well equipped to deal with complex and challenging cases.
Staff pay close attention to an individual’s lifestyle needs, including recreational and work demands. Specialized devices can be constructed for such activities as running, golfing, and competitive sports.
The staff work personally with every patient to check the fit and comfort of every device. Only when the fit is deemed accurate, comfortable and acceptable to the patient is it released for use. In addition, the patient and any necessary family members are educated in the proper use and care of the prosthesis or orthosis. The staff is accessible for follow-up care, including any adjustments and modifications that may be necessary.
The Prosthetic Orthotic Center designs and manufactures a comprehensive array of devices, all customized to meet an individual’s specific needs, including:
- custom foot orthoses
- sports knee bracing
- post polio bracing
- spinal and post-op bracing
- scoliosis bracing
- pediatric and adult prosthetic designs
- X3, Genium,
- C-Leg, Plie, and Rheo Microprocessor Knees
- graphite composites
- ultra flexible trans-femoral anatomical suction sockets
- ultra flexible trans-tibial silicone suction sockets
- energy storing prosthetic feet
- ultra lightweight prostheses
- myoelectric prostheses (above and below elbow)
- customized cosmesis
- cranial molding helmets
- myorthotic WalkAide system
- microprocessor E-Mag Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses
The Center at Helen Hayes Hospital is accredited through the hospital’s accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and accreditation by the Joint Commission. This certification represents nationally recognized standards of excellence in rehabilitation and the healthcare field.
Appointments & Referrals
For additional information on any of our services, or to make an appointment, we encourage you to contact us directly. The Prosthetic Orthotic Center readily accepts referrals from physicians and other health care providers, or you may make an appointment for an evaluation and we can assist you with obtaining a prescription. In addition, our staff can assist you with any insurance issues.
For more information call 845-786-4122 or fax 845-786-4941