Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc.
Christopher is an occupational therapist in Savannah and is a very active below knee amputee. After a car wreck took his left leg below the knee, he spent 5 months in recovery physical therapy and then went straight to work. Now, 35 years later, he's a 59 year old male that is employed full time as an Occupational Therapist and continues to be very active. Some of the activities he enjoys the most besides enjoying life itself, are skiing, hiking and biking.
“I don’t let it slow me down. I truly believe that a handicap is more a state of perception than what it is. I lost my leg 35 yrs ago and now I put on my leg like it is my shoe, to me it’s like…ok let’s go…”
Henry is a 72 year old active man. He is an insulin dependent diabetic and in 2010 became a
double below-the-knee amputee secondary to foot ulcerations. He suffered for years with chronic ulcers on his feet which were recurring and eventually led to the bilateral amputations. He lost his left leg below the knee 1 year ago and is wearing his temporary BK prosthesis on this side. Then he lost his right leg below the knee 1 ½ years ago and is now wearing his definitive BK prosthesis on this side.
Considering all his past health problems, he has done very well since both of the amputations and has graduated from the wheelchair and walker to using 2 prostheses and walking with
no assistive devices. He is now more active than ever, and is living out his potential K3 activity level. He is completely independent, getting outside the house, going to doctor’s appointments and getting around the community. He has not quite reached his goal of driving yet, but is certainly on his way. We are proud of Henry and love seeing his smiling face!
Pastor Gamble is a Pastor of a local church and is very active. He was 71 and 72 years old when he lost both feet to circulatory problems stemming from Diabetic complications. He lost his first foot in May 2001 and lost his second the next year. Each time he was immediately fitted for a prosthesis by the specialists at Positive Image.
He is now 80 years old and has been "walking ever since."
"It has been a pleasure working with them because they look out after me." Mr. Gamble
is proud to tell people that because of the caring treatment and the services he receives
from Positive Image, he uses his two Prosthetic legs to get around and does not need
a wheelchair or a walker. He is also pleased to be able to drive his car without any special disability controls. Prostheses have enabled him to retain his independence and have
allowed him to remain as active as he wants to be.
Pastor Gamble works on a voluntary basis with Positive Image as an Amputee liaison.
He talks with new amputees about what to expect and how life is a successful prosthetic user.
Pastor Gamble claims "The people at Positive Image have been like family to me.
You can see how well I'm adjusting." Mr. Gamble was not only a participant in our
past annual 2K Walk, Roll, Run Amputee Marathon, he was always featured as a guest speaker. He is truly an inspirational man. We can all learn a thing or two about life
from such an individual.
Betty was 52 when she became a below knee amputee due to complications with her diabetic condition and then after some further complications had to have a revision to the above knee amputation level. She is a successful prosthetic user and is a blessing to all those she comes in contact with. We love seeing her in our office. She brings smiles to all those she meets.