Taking the first step with a prosthetic device can be daunting, but each stride brings you closer to an active lifestyle filled with the activities you enjoy.
After undergoing a below-knee amputation, many patients are concerned that they will no longer be able to enjoy their favorite pastimes. Sprinting across a tennis court for a flawless return or dodging a right hook in the boxing ring requires both mobility and durability. Fortunately for people like Derek Holcomb, Horton’s Orthotics & Prosthetics can provide prosthetics for sports and other high-intensity hobbies.
Support breast cancer awareness by learning more about Majoice Thomas, a cancer survivor and Horton’s client.
Majoice Thomas has many remarkable accomplishments as a wife, mother, grandmother, and educator. Horton’s Orthotics & Prosthetics is proud to support breast cancer awareness by sharing Majoice’s story.
Learning to walk again, experiencing the sensation of running his first sprints as an amputee, and competing in triathlons are moments Chris Madison cherishes.
Chris Madison regularly competes in long-distance triathlons, serves as a volunteer police officer, and spends free time motivating others to achieve their goals. Chris is one of those rare individuals that does not believe in limitations. Having his leg amputated when he was 10-years old has never slowed down his pursuit of physical and personal goals, in fact it seems to have spurred him to continually set his expectations higher.
Allan D. McElhaney, an amputee himself, serves as an ambassador for ABLE Amputees. Read more about his incredible journey.
On May 11, 2013, Allan D. McElhaney was riding his motorcycle around 45 miles per hour in Rose City, Arkansas, when he was hit by an 88-year-old man leaving his driveway. He had traumatic brain damage, three stokes, a broken jaw, broken teeth, and a dislocated eye, along with losing his left leg at the knee. He was kept in an induced coma at the beginning of his recovery, only to wake up thinking it was 1972 and that he had no wife or children. It took time before all of his long-term memories returned, and he still has problems with his short-term memory.
But to Allan, you would never know any of this about him unless you read the accident report or saw pictures of him in the hospital (neither of which he has seen to this day).
Remember – your prosthetic will be ready about two weeks AFTER your insurance approves your claim. We can’t begin production until your insurance has approved your prosthetic. We know how frustrating the wait can be, and we do everything in our power to make sure that your prosthetic gets to you as soon as humanly possible. Thank you for your understanding and patience.