“They’re personable and professional at the same time.
I wholeheartedly recommend BioTech to anyone.”

I was an advanced practice nurse, before I retired. In fact, I was a psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist. We worked with a lot of soldiers from as far back as Vietnam all the way up to Desert Storm and the current wars.“Four years ago, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, so my goal has become to control the rate and speed of my physical descent as I get older. My right ankle was also destabilized, which made it very difficult to walk.

At first, I tried to make my own orthosis, but it didn’t work well. My internist recommended Bio-Tech, and I was pleasantly surprised the first time I met Michael .

They took a great deal of history on me, as far as what I’ve done that was helpful or not. They talked about my options and seemed to know as much about the muscles and bones in the foot as the doctors I’ve worked with.  So I was impressed by their expertise.

Once I showed them the problem with my ankle inversion and eversion, because of the destabilization, we discussed the advantages and disadvantages of using an existing orthosis versus a custom-made one.

They took a cast of my ankle to be able to create a custom fit. The first orthosis Michael gave me rubbed on my ankle and created a sore, so I went back, and they fixed it. Now my ambulation and gate are much better. Without the orthosis, walking causes a lot of strain on my knee, hip and ankle. But with the orthosis, there’s no pain when I’m up and walking.

“The team at Bio-Tech is very patient driven and quite knowledgeable. They’re another set of healthcare providers who help me manage as much functionality as possible, dealing with my MS.”

The way my ‘gizmo’, as I call it, works is to stabilize my foot to the baseline, it gives the starboard side lift that I needed, and it protects my knee from stress. I can’t drive with the gizmo on, but it’s a lot easier to walk.

Another thing that impressed me about Michael and his team is that they were teaching advanced students about orthoses and prostheses. That really keeps them on their toes, because Bio-Tech’s staff has to keep up with continuing education — those students asked a lot of tough questions.

It was nice to see that Michael was giving back by helping out the students. I was even more impressed after that experience with them.

The team at Bio-Tech is very patient driven and quite knowledgeable. They’re another set of healthcare providers who help me manage as much functionality as possible, dealing with my MS.

When I have an appointment to check on things with Michael, I don’t mind waiting a bit, because I know he’s going to spend as much time as necessary with me.

They’re personable and professional at the same time. I wholeheartedly recommend Bio-Tech to anyone.

School’s Out

School’s Out

Posted on: 4/29/2020

In these interviews, Staci Dorr, PT, CO discusses the importance of kids wearing their devices while at home during school breaks.

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Prosthetic TLC

Prosthetic TLC

Posted on: 4/20/2020

Jennifer shows how she cleans her prosthetic socket and foot shell, making sure it stays in tip top shape.

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Your Socket Fit

Your Socket Fit

Posted on: 4/15/2020

A prosthesis that is not fitting well can cause skin breakdown, instability, and a lack of confidence.

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We’re Here for You

We’re Here for You

Posted on: 3/17/2020

Our clinics remain open as we closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19). The wellbeing of our patients and staff is our priority.

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Silicone Feet & Hands

Silicone Feet & Hands

Posted on: 1/29/2020

Surprisingly, not many people realize that custom silicone is an option after partial hand or foot amputation.

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3D Print Innovations

3D Print Innovations

Posted on: 1/29/2020

3D printing has become more common in orthotics and prosthetics.

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