May 22, 2015 - Leominster, MA – Recently, Physical Therapy Plus at Whitney Field, a satellite of UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital, hosted a Myoelectric Prosthetic Certification, conducted by Touch Bionics, a leader in the field of prosthetic technologies for patients with limb deficiencies. Occupational Therapy Supervisor, Amy Roux, is now the only certified provider for functional prosthetic training in the I Limb Ultra Revolution upper extremity prosthesis in Worcester County.
“This cutting edge technology seamlessly blends form with function, and enables its users to lead an active lifestyle and improve their level of independence. It is amazing to see patients perform activities with their prosthesis that they couldn't after their injury, such as writing or opening a jar. For patients who choose to wear prosthesis after limb loss or deficiency, it can be the key to opening up a whole new world to them,” stated Amy Roux, OTR/L, CHT at Physical Therapy Plus at Whiney Field. For more information about this new service, call Physical Therapy Plus at Whitney Field, 978-534-5922.
Pictured in Photo:
Left to right – Steve Martin, OTR/L, of Touch Bionics, Amy Roux, OTR/L, CHT, and Art Shea, CPO of New England Orthotic and Prosthetic Systems.
UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital
UMass Memorial HealthAlliance Hospital is a not-for-profit, full service, acute care hospital that serves the communities of North Central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. As a member of UMass Memorial Health Care, HealthAlliance Hospital offers direct access to the advanced medical technology and specialty services that are part of the region’s academic medical center. The HealthAlliance system includes hospital campuses in Leominster and Fitchburg, a regional cancer center, complementary care center, outpatient physical therapy centers, a home health and hospice agency, urgent care centers and several physician practices. General information: Leominster Campus, 978-466-2000 or Fitchburg Campus 978-343-5000