Helpful Resources
O & P Design's Peer Advocacy Program actively enlists the services of a diverse team of experienced patient advocates. Each of these unique individuals has come face-to-face with a significant trauma or disease that has brought new meaning and focus to his or her life. They are available to visit with any one of our patients. These patient advocates are well-known for their ability to empathize with, educate and motivate individuals and groups.

If you are interested in visiting with one of our patient advocates, talk to your O & P Design prosthetist or orthotist. He or she will be able to put you in touch with someone willing to share their story, their ups and downs and their successes.

Below are additional resources that may be helpful.

Our newsletters keep you informed and in touch with the orthotic and prosthetic community in St. Louis. Click on the links below to download our newsletters in PDF form.

Volume 1 Issue 1 - 2008
Volume 2 Issue 1 - 2009

Volume 2 Issue 2 - 2009
Volume 3 Issue 1 - 2010

Volume 3 Issue 2 - 2010

Volume 4 Issue 1 - 2011

Volume 4 Issue 2 - 2011

Volume 5 Issue 1 - 2012


Medical West 
Medical West quickly incorporates new technologies, products and services to meet the changing needs of our customers.

(314) 725-1888

MediEquip offers one of the largest selections of medical equipment and health care products in the greater St. Louis area for mobility, home and health.

(314) 965-9300

Adaptive Mobility Equipment  
Adaptive Mobility Equipment is a company whose goal is to provide customers with a vehicle that meets their needs at a price that's affordable. They have been providing mobility solutions for the past 25 years.

(800) 311-2849
(508) 336-2556

United Seating & Mobility
United Seating & Mobility offers a wide selection of ancillary products for adults and pediatrics. These include power and manual wheelchairs, custom seating, patient transfer lifts, standing frames, home medical equipment, accessibility products, and much more.

(314) 699-9500


ACA Publications: 
First Step: A Guide for Adapting to Limb Loss (published biannually), inMotion Magazine (published biennially), Connections, Expectations: Parenting Children and Teens with Limb Differences, and Senior Step Amputee Coalition of America.

900 E. Hill Ave., Ste. 205
Knoxville, TN 37915-2566
888/AMP-KNOW (888/267-5669)

A health, fitness and recreation magazine for people with disabilites.Published bi-monthly. Disability Today Publishing Group.

2276 Rosedene Rd.
St. Ann's, ON Canada, LOR1YO
(905) 957-6016

American Diabetes Association
Their mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by this disease.

1701 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
800-DIABETES (800-342-2383)

Amputee Golfer Magazine
Official publication of the National Amputee Golf Association.

11 Walnut Hill Road
Amherst, NH 03031
(800) 633-NAGA (6242)

Published quarterly by Disabled Sports USA

451 Hungerford Dr. - Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 217-9841

Limbs for Life Foundation
attn. Craig Gavras

5929 N. May, Ste 511
Oklahoma City, OK 73112


Most of the books listed below may be found in bookstores or online.

On The Ragged Edge Of Drop Dead Gorgeous
by Ivy Gunter & Paul Kartsonis
The courageous story of a New York model who lost her leg to cancer.

Coping With Limb Loss
by Ellen Winchell, PhD
A practical guide to living with amputation for you and your family.

A Victory For Humanity
by Dick Traum, PhD & Mike Celizic
The story of Dick Traum and the evolution of the Achilles track
club for people with disabilities.

The Novel Approach to Sexuality and Disability
by Georgie Maxfield
Entertaining, often funny, educational and interesting approach to disability
and its effects on sexual relationships.

The following may be ordered directly from the provider.

Children With Limb Loss, A Handbook For Families
Three booklets based on three general phases of child development:
birth to adolescence.

Center for Limb Differences
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
235 Wealthy SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


Achilles Track Club 
Achilles is a worldwide organization, whose mission is to enable people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics.

AGILE - Amputees Getting Into Life Energetically
4119 Chatham Place
St. Charles, MO 63304

Amputee Coalition of America 
A national, non-profit amputee consumer educational organization representing people who have experienced amputation or are born with limb differences.


Disabled Athlete Sports Association  
Disabled Athlete Sports Association (DASA) recruits individuals with a permanent physical or visual disability who have difficulty participating in sports with non-disabled peers. DASA encourages everyone to Discover the Ability Within.

Less Than Four 
Less Than Four is the premier online community for amputees around the world. People with limb differences gather here to ask questions, find answers and connect with one another.


A leading global company in non-invasive orthopaedics, we deliver advanced and innovative technologies within the fields of prosthetics, braces, supports and compression therapy.

Otto Bock  
Modern prostheses from Otto Bock make it possible to preserve or restore your mobility. Mobility means quality of life. Our lives are as different as the demands on your prosthesis. We provide the solution forthe fitting that is perfectly adapted to your requirements.

Touch Bionics  
Makers of the i-LIMB Hand, ProDigits and LIVINGSKIN. Transforming everyday lives of extraordinary people.


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