World-Class Services

POA provides leading edge technology in prosthetics and orthotics. We integrate many specialty solutions into our clinical approach.

These include:
Posterior attachment prosthetic feet | Fillauer Formula | Running Blades
HIFI™ High Fidelity prosthetic sockets | LIM Innovations Infinite Socket | DBS Dynamic Bracing Solutions

Prosthetics

The field of prosthetics involves the design, fabrication, and fitting of artificial limbs (prostheses) to replace a 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 needs. We provide initial training with each prosthesis and routine follow up care to ensure the best the possible outcome. We establish long term relationships 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 support, assist, or protect specific areas of the body that have been weakened or damaged by birth defects, accidents, or disease. We routinely treat patients who have been affected by CMT, polio, cerebral palsy, stroke, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, or spinal cord injury. Our treatment includes evaluation, measurement and/or casting of the affected part of the body. An 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.

Orthoses provided

•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
•Hip abduction orthoses
•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 •Upper Limb Bracing

Bruce “Mac” McClellan

Bruce “Mac” McClellan

Mac is an American Board Certified and Texas licensed Prosthetist-Orthotist. He has been involved in the profession for more than 40 years, in roles ranging from hospital/institution practice, academia and private practice. He has authored and co-authored numerous papers, manuals, and publications and has lectured extensively at the local, state, and national levels. Involvement in professional activities includes: initiating the start-up of the current Prosthetic & Orthotic Education Program at Southwestern Medical in Dallas, serving 10 years on the AAOP Texas Chapter Board (2 years as President) and serving 7 years on the National Board of The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists and as it’s President during the 2012-13 term. He holds degrees in both prosthetics and orthotics and health science and is a Fellow of both the International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics and The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists. He is currently a member of the Professional Issues Council of the Academy and serves on the National O&P Alliance Steering Committee. Mac and the staff at POA have a patient-centric model of practice with the goal of maximizing the rehabilitation potential of every patient entrusted to their care. This is pursued through the ethical implementation of state-of-the-science practice methodologies based upon a “team effort” approach to goal-setting and outcomes.

Ben Guenther

Ben Guenther, LPO/CPO

Ben grew up in the Seattle Washington area.  He first graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Writing, and later returned graduating from the department of rehabilitation medicine with a Bachelor of Science degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics.  Upon graduating in Prosthetics and Orthotics, Ben moved to Orange County California where he completed his one year residency in Orthotics.  He then moved back to Seattle Washington where he completed his one year residency in Prosthetics at Harborview Medical Center (the level one trauma center for states Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska).  Ben is certified in Prosthetics and Orthotics by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics.  He is also licensed in Prosthetics and Orthotics by both Texas and Washington states.  In his free time Ben enjoys travel, spending time with his wife and family, and cheering for his favorite football and soccer teams.

Matthew McClellan

Matthew McClellan, MSPO

Matthew is our newest practitioner at POA. He graduated in 2012 from the University of Texas at Tyler with a degree in kinesiology. In 2015 he completed his masters degree in prosthetics and orthotics at Cal State Dominguez Hills. Matthew began working in the profession in 2009. He is currently finishing up his residency in prosthetics and orthotics. He is specializing in high activity prosthetic technology and enabling patients with limb loss to run again. Outside the office, Matt is an avid hunter and tournament bass fisherman.

Dale Beckham

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

Dale Beckham is a Certified Public Accountant and ABC Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist 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 28 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 in 2006 he became an ABC Certified and Texas Licensed Prosthetist/Orthotist Assistant. 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. Dale has been married 34 years to his wife Wendy who is a registered nurse and professor of Anatomy and Physiology at Tyler Junior College. They reside in Tyler, Texas.

Providing the Ultimate in Care & Rehabilitation since 1991

Conveniently located in the
medical district of Tyler, Texas