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POA is one of two globally providing dynamic bracing and high-fidelity sockets.

Prosthetics

The field of prosthetics involves the design, fabrication, and fitting of artificial limbs (prostheses) intended to replace the part of the body that has either been lost through amputation or was absent at birth. We design, fabricate, and deliver state-of-the-art, lightweight, custom fabricated prostheses tailor-made for each individual’s specific requirements. We then provide initial training with each prosthesis and follow up care to ensure the most successful relationship between patient and practitioner. We look forward to establishing a long term relationship with our patients as we continue to service their prosthetic needs for years to come.

Lower Limb Prosthesis

•Partial foot
•Symes (through ankle)
•Below the knee (Transtibial)
•Knee Disarticulation (through knee)
•Above the knee (Transfemoral)
•Hip Disarticulation (through hip)
•Microprocessor controlled prostheses (C-Leg®, Plié®, etc)

Upper Limb Prosthesis

•Below elbow
•Above elbow
•Shoulder disarticulation (through shoulder)
•Myoelectrically controlled (bionic) prostheses
•i-LIMB Hand Accredited

Orthotics

The field of orthotics involves the use of braces (orthoses) to control, assist, or protect specific areas of the body that have been weakened or damaged by birth defects, accidents, or diseases such as polio, cerebral palsy, stroke, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, or spinal chord injury. The treatment includes evaluation, measurement and/or casting of the affected part of the body. The orthosis is then designed according to the physician’s prescription or the orthotist’s recommendation to the physician based upon the evaluation. Every orthosis is either custom made or custom fitted to provide the most effective treatment possible for the specific condition that is being addressed. At the time of delivery you will be given specific application and use instructions for your particular device.

Lower Extremity

•Foot orthoses and arch supports
•Supramalleolar orthoses (SMO’s) for foot and ankle support
•Ankle foot orthoses (AFO’s) for foot, ankle, and knee stabilization
•Knee orthoses for stabilization of damaged knee ligaments, arthritis, etc.
•Knee-ankle-foot orthoses (KAFO’s) for total leg support and stabilization
•Dynamic Bracing Orthoses (DBS) dynamic response orthoses to allow a more natural and efficient walking pattern for those with lower limb partial paralysis or weakness

Lower Limb Prosthesis

•Partial foot
•Symes (through ankle)
•Below the knee (Transtibial)
•Knee Disarticulation (through knee)
•Above the knee (Transfemoral)
•Hip Disarticulation (through hip)
•Microprocessor controlled prostheses (C-Leg®, Plié®, etc)

Upper Limb Prosthesis

•Below elbow
•Above elbow
•Shoulder disarticulation (through shoulder)
•Myoelectrically controlled (bionic) prostheses
•i-LIMB Hand Accredited

Bruce “Mac” McClellan

Bruce “Mac” McClellan

Bruce “Mac” McClellan is an American Board Certified Prosthetist-Orthotist and a Texas State licensed prosthetist and orthotist. He is a Fellow of the International Society of Orthotists and Prosthetists and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists. Mac is actively involved and is a past president of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP). He is also a member of the Texas Association of Orthotists and Prosthetists. He holds degrees in Prosthetics & Orthotics as well as Health Administration. He received his prosthetic training at Northwestern University Medical Center in Chicago followed by an orthotic internship at Rancho Los Amigos Hospital in Downey, CA. Professionally, he has served as a staff orthotist and Intern/Residency Program Instructor at Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, and later as a staff prosthetist & orthotist with Orthomedics at Orthopaedic Hospital and the USC Medical Center in Los Angeles. Returning to Texas, he set up and launched the Prosthetic and Orthotic Education Program at Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He served there as Director and Assistant Professor for nearly five years. Following his tenure at the university, he took the position of Director of Prosthetics and Orthotics at the Dallas Rehabilitation Institute. He is now the owner and president of Prosthetic-Orthotic Associates (POA). “Mac” has served on numerous state, national and international boards and committees and has lectured frequently to professional organizations across the country. He has also authored and co-authored a number of articles and professional papers. His interest in prosthetics and orthotics began when as a young man he designed his own orthosis after identifying specific areas he felt could be improved. The new design was such a dramatic improvement over what he had been using that it changed his life. He felt there must be thousands of people just like him who could benefit from better designs and as a result, made the decision to go into the profession. With this as his inspiration he continues in practice today with the goal of bettering the lives of people who face physical challenges.

Dale Beckham

Dale Beckham, C.P.A./CPOA.

Dale Beckham is a Certified Public Accountant and an American Board Certified Prosthetic Orthotic Assistant. Dale holds an Associate Degree-Civil Engineering and a Bachelor of Business Administration-Accounting. Dale has been a practicing C.P.A. for over 25 years. As a result of his accounting practice Dale became the Executive Director of a Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Center (CORF) which provided Physical, Occupational, Speech, Cardiac, and Vocational rehab to patients from all of East Texas. Due to mutual affiliations at this CORF, Dale met Bruce McClellan and began his career with Prosthetic-Orthotic Associates in the year 2000. Dale currently serves as Director of Operations for Prosthetic-Orthotic Associates overseeing business operations for all locations. The engineering training Dale had received prompted his interest in Prosthetics and subsequently he became a Certified Prosthetic Orthotic Assistant. In July 2009 he became an accredited i-LIMB Hand Practioner. Dale has served as Treasurer of Windridge Therapeutic Equestrian Center, President of the East Texas Oilmen’s Golf Tournament and was a member of the Longview Kiwanis and Kilgore Rotary Clubs.

Felix Avalos

Felix Avalos

Felix Avalos is the head technician at the Tyler laboratories of POA. He has been a technician here for the last 13 years. As head technician, Felix manages the day to day operations of all the fabrication processes at the East Texas laboratory. Twenty years ago, Felix suffered an industrial electrical accident and lost his leg. Wearing a prosthesis gave him the desire to learn to maintain and fabricate his own prostheses. As a patient and an employee, Felix brings a unique perspective to the details needed to fabricate a custom prosthesis. Felix says, “Prosthetics is very satisfying to me. I am a patient, and that makes me want to stay current with technology. I enjoy helping people in a way that allows me to work with my hands and use my imagination at the same time.” Felix uses his creativity to make each prosthesis as individual as the patient for which it was designed.

Providing the Ultimate in Care & Rehabilitation since 1991

Conveniently located in the
medical district of Tyler, Texas