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Why Handspring?

Handspring is an ensemble of highly knowledgeable medical professionals who are focused on providing a holistic approach for patients needing specialized care in upper & lower limb prosthetic rehabilitation. Our uniquely experienced team of prosthetists, therapists, fabrication specialists, and insurance experts have worked with patients around the globe to provide innovative, highly customized prostheses that assist clients in living their daily lives to the fullest. Handspring’s clinicians are extremely familiar with a wide range of patients presenting with different amputation levels. Our clinicians are uniquely trained and experienced in providing care to individuals with upper limb, multi-membral, and quadri-membral amputations.

 

Unlike traditional O&P practices, our clinicians are experts and have specialized training in upper limb prosthetic rehabilitation; from partial hand and finger loss to shoulder and forequarter levels including bilateral amputations. Our experience, and our patients, have taught us that no single prosthesis will address the multiple deficits associated with upper limb absence or loss. For some people, the use of myoelectric arms and bionic hands may be the most appropriate, while for other patients, body-powered or activity-specific prostheses may create the best results. In many cases, a combination of prostheses best meet the patient’s needs. By focusing on each person as an individual, every Handspring patient receives the device and the care that optimizes what they want to do in their own specific life.

The Clinical Team

Everyone is different. Each patient comes to Handspring with a unique body build, individual needs and very personal goals.

The Handspring team provides excellent care centered around your goals. We work with physicians and physical and occupational therapists to cover all aspects of your care.

By listening to your thoughts and concerns, and combining them with our knowledge of the most current technologies available, we are able to meet your needs successfully. We focus on building a quality prosthesis, so you can focus on the things most important to you.

The Administrative Team

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Tracy Mcbride

Office Administrator

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Julie Palmer

Director of Admin Services

The Handspring team is committed to our single mission:

To provide world-class care.

This singularly focused mission and its resulting Core Values, drive how we operate every day. We track a variety of metrics each month to ensure we are reaching our goal of providing World-Class Care.

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We all enjoy the advances of technology in our everyday lives.
 

Our practitioners take this same idea and strive to put the latest advances in prosthetics to work for you. The Handspring team uses leading-edge technology throughout our clinical process from measuring patients using computer-aided-design (CAD) choosing components and materials which take advantage of improvements in engineering and design. Handspring has utilized CAD technology for almost 10 years, and our practitioners regularly pursue additional certifications in the field.

Our practice is at the forefront of using telemedicine, which provides access to clinical experts nationwide and leverages the benefits of electronic medical records. We are also a leader in the orthotics and prosthetic profession in the implementation of patient outcome measuring tools.

If you are a patient in the hospital, we strive to meet with you before you leave. We believe that this initial meeting is an opportunity for you to learn how we can help you and for us to answer any questions you may have. But even when this hospital visit is not possible, our intent is for you to feel cared for whenever our staff is given the opportunity to serve you.

Whether you require routine attention or are able to return to an active life without continual need for our services, we are there for you for life

 

Why Prosthetics Matter

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While there is always an option to not wear a prosthesis, finding the right prosthesis for you can make a significant impact in your life, physically, mentally, and socially. Even just the loss of a single digit can have a significant effect on impairment and ability to complete activities of daily living (ADLs) such as dressing, cooking, and hygiene.

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Recent studies have shown the increased level of daily activity that patients maintain when they consistently utilize a prosthetic device. The multi-disciplinary team at Handspring makes sure to meet you where you are in your rehabilitation to determine what prosthetic options are best for you, whether that’s the most state-of-the-art prosthetic technology or something more basic that gets you back to work.

Providing holistic, specialized care in upper & lower extremity prosthetic rehabilitation.

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