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FIGHT: Showing Support for Breast Cancer Awareness

October 4th 2016

ABILITY Prosthetics and Orthotics is proud to share this video that shows off all the angles of this special prosthetic leg our very own Travis Humphreys created. The leg was designed for a physical therapist whose classmate has breast cancer and he wanted to show his support for her.

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What Our Patients Say

September 19th 2016

Here at ABILITY Prosthetics and Orthotics of Nevada, your comments and referrals are our greatest compliment. We thought we should share some recent comments from some of our satisfied patients.

"I am so extremely happy with my new leg, it feels so great."

–– Prosthetic Patient

"This office is amazing!…

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Underarm Bracing May Slow Scoliosis Progression in Adults

August 14th 2016

Content provided by The O&P EDGE

A study published online June 22 in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation found that a custom-molded underarm lumbar-sacral orthosis (LSO) could be effective in slowing the progression rate of scoliosis in adults. The retrospective cohort study followed outpatients in two tertiary care…

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Meeting the Prosthetic Needs of Patients With Greater Body Mass

August 10th 2016

By Maria St. Louis-Sanchez
Content provided by The O&P EDGE

As O&P practitioners encounter more patients who are overweight, they need to be creative in finding solutions and may have to look beyond their preconceived notions about the patients' abilities. While treating patients who are larger can pose unique challenges,…

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Article Presents Literature Review of Exoskeleton Use in Post-stroke Gait Rehabilitation

August 7th 2016

Content provided by The O&P EDGE

For patients who have had a stroke, powered robotic exoskeletons are a potential intervention for gait rehabilitation to enable repetitive walking practice, which maximizes neural recovery. As this is a relatively new technology for stroke, a pair of researchers from Canada conducted a scoping…

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Symmetry for Symmetry's Sake: A Beneficial Goal in Prosthetic Gait?

July 30th 2016

By Phil Stevens, MEd, CPO, FAAOP

Content provided by The O&P EDGE

Nearly 30 years ago, authors David Winter, PhD, PEng, and Susan Sienko, BSc, challenged some fundamental assumptions associated with prosthetic gait that continue to this day. "Throughout all the amputee-related literature," they assert, "continuous references are made to…

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ABILITY Prosthetics and Orthotics Working on Some Team Building

July 25th 2016

The entire staff of ABILITY Prosthetics and Orthotics and their families enjoyed a fun night together away from work in a great team building event at Wild Island Coconut Bowl.

We love our patients and enjoying team building exercises like this one helps our staff at ABILITY Prosthetics and Orthotics…

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New Prosthetic Foot Technology

July 19th 2016

Here at ABILITY Prosthetics and Orthotics we always try to stay up with the latest technology for our patients. This is the new BioDapt - Versa Foot for snowboarding and/or skateboarding prosthetic foot.

The Versa Foot was specifically built to be a customizable performance sport foot for Above Knee and…

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NEW Microprocessor Partial Hand Prostheis

July 15th 2016

ABILITY Prosthetics and Orthotics is proud to showcase this amazing video of a working prosthetic microprocessor partial hand. This prosthetic hand is the first one to be done in Northern Nevada! 

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ABILITY Prosthetics and Orthotics is Proud to be Sponsoring "Driving Fore Diabetes"

July 10th 2016

Juvenile diabetes is a serious illness and ABILITY is proud to do their part to support the Nevada Diabetes Association, on July 10, in their goal to educate and improve the lives of those with diabetes.

The Nevada Diabetes Association will use this money to underwrite scholarships so they may…

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