“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.