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Orthotics Prosthetics North Carolina NC | North Carolina Orthotics & Prosthetics – Blog 2018-04-20T23:29:55+00:00

Tribute to Damon Johncour

When I was a new Physical Therapist and you were a new Prosthetist, you taught me so much more about prosthetics and orthotics to help make me a better therapist. You befriended me, and as a professional colleague, we spent many happy and stress-relieving lunchbreaks together at the local restaurants in Henderson. Years later, when I lost my leg, you were there for emotional [...]

Owner Memorial

Dear Colleagues, It is with great sadness I deliver the heartbreaking news of the passing of our owner and friend, Donald (Damon) Johncour.  After a brief and unexpected illness, Damon passed on February 23rd. We at North Carolina Orthotics & Prosthetics extend to Damon’s family, friends and associates, our most heartfelt condolences and sympathy. Damon will be deeply missed, leaving behind countless fond memories. He [...]

NCOPI Goldsboro in the news!!

Great job William Stauffer for helping Mr. Williams get back on his feet! We are so glad Mr. Williams kept his humor through it all. Stauffer explained that the new limb weighs about one-third of what Williams lost in surgery. Williams responded with a smile. ... "So you're saying I'm still losing weight?" Please check out the article at News Argus [...]

Heritage Middle School Visits NCOPI

We invited the Future Business Leaders of America Club from Heritage Middle School to tour our Wake Forest facility to learn more about the field of Orthotics and Prosthetics. During the tour we covered the following: Overview of a career path in Orthotics and Prosthetics which included job duties, wages, career outlook, and educational guide What it takes to be successful as an Orthotist and/or Prosthetist Toured and [...]

Help Stop Proposed Medicare Changes

Medicare, through its contractors, has proposed new guidelines that would have a profoundly negative impact on amputees across the United States. If implemented, the policy would limit and potentially deny access to appropriate prosthetic care. It eliminates coverage for certain prosthetic devices that amputees depend on for every step they take every day. It even would prevent amputees from using a prosthesis if they failed [...]

Beyond our Borders at NCOPI

NCOPI was recently a part of a non-profit initiative to secure medical care for 14 year old Palestinian, Hebatallah Shaheen.  Hebatallah is now back in Palestine with her family, and we're happy to report that she's doing well with her new prosthetic leg. Here's Hebatallah's story: Fourteen year old Palestinian, Hebatallah Shaheen, flew from Gaza to Raleigh on September 24th, 2014 to meet the foster family that cared [...]