We at Perry Prosthetics are here to help guide you through the prosthetic treatment and rehabilitation process. Whether you have recently had an amputation, are facing the likelihood of amputation or you have had years of experience as a prosthetic user, we promise to be by your side as you walk the journey ahead.
Perry Prosthetics finds that patient relationships and support are just as important as the physical work being exerted. If you need a support system, you can find it here. Come join us in the Amp-U-Fitness® Center – everybody is welcome! Please give us a call today if you have any questions. You can also ask questions and submit an online request for additional information by going to the Contact Us page.
We aim to bring inspiration, mentorship, and the highest quality prosthetic care to all amputees so that they may regain and re-engage with their passions for life.
We truly believe that all people can overcome their day-to-day challenges and pursue their passions. This is seldom done alone, but rather with a family of support. The team at Perry Prosthetics invites you to become a part of our family. Together, we will provide you with a life-long relationship filled with support, knowledge and an unsurpassed quality of care.
The prosthetic fitting process you can expect from us:
Whether you are at home, the hospital or in our office, we will meet with you and get to know one another. We will spend time with you, discuss your concerns and answer questions about limb loss and the entire prosthetic fitting and rehabilitation process. We will share information that will help give you peace of mind at a time when there is a lot of unknown. We always recommend loved ones be present at this time as they too may have questions.
Shrinker Sock Fitting
When your limb is ready, your physician will order a shrinker sock to control swelling and to help shape your limb for prosthetic fitting. We will measure, fit, and show you how to care for and use your shrinker sock. It is important to follow the wearing instructions, as it will prevent delays in healing time. We follow up weekly and begin the fitting process once your limb is healed and swelling has stabilized. This healing and shrinking phase is unique to each individual. Most find wearing the shrinker to be comfortable, but as always, feel free to contact us with any questions throughout this process.
Perry Prosthetics administers an evaluation that is used to identify your needs as they are unique and important to you. The results of this evaluation provide the CARE® team * with the tools necessary to determine the best course of treatment for you to ensure optimal outcomes. We use validated tests to measure your functional level throughout your progress. This way, we can see just how far you have come and whether we need to make adjustments along the way. This also serves as a set of benchmarks to present to insurance companies or other payor sources should they have any questions.
* (The CARE® team is the group of healthcare providers that are involved with your complete prosthetic rehabilitation)
Impression of Limb
Your prosthesis is designed specifically for you. The fitting starts with us recording the shape and characteristics of your limb. This may be done with measurements, castings, digital scanning, or direct fabrication over the limb. The evaluation process helps us decide which method is best for you and your needs.
Test Fitting and Alignment
To ensure that the prosthesis is first comfortable and then functional we begin with a test fitting. This allows us to work with you to maximize the prosthetic fit while you are both relaxing and when you are busy with typical activities of daily living. We want you to feel comfortable, safe, and stable with everything you do.
Additional Test Fittings
There are times when more than one test fitting is necessary to assure your success with a prosthesis. If your skilled prosthetist feels an additional test fitting(s) is required to give you the best possible outcomes, then we will not hesitate to provide it… just as we would do for any family member.
Delivery of your Prosthesis
This is where we provide the final fitting, instructions, and all supply items needed for everyday use of your prosthesis. We always schedule you to return in two weeks for a progress check and make any minor adjustments if needed.
Should you be a new prosthetic user, we will have already facilitated a physical therapy appointment with a qualified therapist near where you live, and you will be scheduled regular follow up appointments with us. This way we can maintain the fit and alignment of your prosthesis as your functional level progresses. As always, you are encouraged to contact us if you have any concerns or questions before your next scheduled appointment.
Follow up CARE®
A life-long relationship filled with support, knowledge and quality care can only happen if there is continued follow up. You are given the office phone number and your prosthetist’s cell phone number so that we are only a phone call away should you need us. You are encouraged to call the office for any concerns, and you will be scheduled immediately for care. If you feel it’s an emergency, and it is outside normal business hours, we encourage you to call your prosthetist directly on their cell phone. We will continue to work together with you and your entire CARE® team to help you achieve your goals in regaining and reengaging all the passions you have for life.
A Step Further
Perry Prosthetics has provided free monthly walking clinics for over 15 years. These clinics are a place where you are welcome to watch or participate in activities designed to help you further your progress, no matter what level of function you are currently. Over the years, this has become much more than a “walking clinic.” It has become a place of support and camaraderie from fellow amputees. It is typical for the group to go out for dinner after each walking clinic. Where? You will have to ask, as they plan a different venue every month. Come join in, watch, listen or ask questions. What could be better than a group of people that have been right where you are now?
Getting Back to Life
We find that most people having experienced limb loss are capable of returning to the type of activities they were engaged in before the amputation. In today’s word of advanced technologies and access to rehabilitation, many amputees get back to enjoying their relaxing retirement lifestyle or return to work with little or no limitations. Our experience at Perry Prosthetics is that many people with limb loss return to physically demanding jobs or high activity hobbies, regardless of the level of amputation. Some people have taken the amputation process as a turning point or “wake up” call in their lives and have gone on to achieve amazing accomplishments, participating in highly active and competitive sports or events such as the Paralympics. The team at Perry Prosthetics prides itself in providing specially designed prosthetics that allow those exceptional people to follow their dreams without compromise or limitations.
For your convenience, we accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Care Credit.
Perry Prosthetics accepts insurance payments from the following insurance providers:
AAA of MIA
AARP Health Care
American Medical & Life Insurance
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
APWU Health Plan
Buckeye Community Health Plan
Bureau of Children with Medical Handicaps
Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
CompManagement Health Systems, Inc.
HME National Network
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Nationwide Health Plans
NGS American Trinity
Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation
Paramount Health Care
Sterling Medicare Select
Vantage Occupational Health Plan
Perry Prosthetics also accepts other insurances. Please contact our office today if you have any insurance related questions or if you do not see your insurance carrier listed.
What to Bring an Appointment
When you come visit us for an appointment, we ask that you dress in loose, comfortable clothing. If your amputation is above the knee, you may want to bring shorts.
If you have diabetes, remember to eat a regular meal 1 1⁄2 to 2 hours prior to your appointment. Do not skip a meal. Check your blood sugar. If it is over 240, please contact us to reschedule your appointment.