Now that it is officially summertime, there are so many outdoor activities to enjoy in the Seven Lakes and Moore County area.
From going for a swim, to hiking around the Reservoir, or going on an evening walk, there is so much beauty to go out and explore. Sometimes we take for granted how easily we can go do these things.
Orthotics & Prosthetics of Pinehurst focuses on helping people who are physically challenged remain independent and maintain, as much as possible, a normal lifestyle. They want their patients to be able to experience life and rediscover the freedom they thought they lost when they went through an amputation, mastectomy, or began to have extreme pain during movement.
O&P utilizes state of the art components to serve their patients to the best of their ability.
According to Ken Laws, the COO of Orthotics & Prosthetics of Pinehurst, or O&P, it all started in 1981 when Elease Goodwin recognized the need for locally accessible orthotics and prosthetics. Prior to ’81, locals had to drive over an hour away for the nearest orthotic or prosthetic help.
Goodwin’s goal for O&P was simple: to provide a local place where the needs of the community could be met.
Laws says, “Although I am more on the business side of things, I feel that as long as I am serving another human being, in any capacity, that becomes fulfillment. What we do here at O&P gives us the opportunity for both professional and personal fulfillment. Seeing how what we do drastically impacts and improves someone’s quality of life is my favorite part of my job.”
When someone comes in newly amputated, they might think life is over, but O&P provides that patient with a fully functional artificial limb, and shows them that they can actually continue life virtually unhampered and untethered. When that actually clicks with each patient, the look and feeling they have is priceless.
The Orthotics and Prosthetics of Pinehurst team is one comprised of people with varying backgrounds, years of extensive individual experience and a collective drive to solve problems.
Within that makeup, are 4 distinct specializations: Prosthetics, Orthotics, Mastectomy and Pedorthics.
The team’s process is to engage with their clients, perceive their needs, and deliver solutions, not just a replacement of a missing part. Their focus is not just the design, construction and fitting of prosthesis, but also their focus is on the individual.
The team at O&P is not about the numbers, statistics and award winning solutions, though they have earned a great reputation and provided some awesome solutions.
The team’s greatest accomplishments are the lifestyles gained and often recovered through solutions they provide to fit the patient’s unique needs.
Their goal is simple, it is to serve the greater Sandhills and Seven Lakes Area residents and veterans in an effort to help make life beautiful again.
Orthotics & Prosthetics of Pinehurst is located at 95 Aviemore Drive in Pinehurst. For more information, call (910) 295-4489 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to visit their website at http://oandpofpinehurst.com/.