When Roger Floyd first came to AP&O from the VA, he was carrying a conventional mechanical arm that he had been given years ago and had hardly worn due to its discomfort and impracticality. He was unable to open the hook without causing strain to his upper back and shoulders and the harness did not fit him properly. With an eager personality and positive attitude, we knew he would be the perfect candidate for a more advanced device that would help him get back to the activities of his every day life.
Roger came to the AP&O Macon office to be fit with the Otto Bock Dynamic Arm; an electric, motorized device that allows for quick, exact positioning of the hand with minimal energy expenditure and incorporates an innovative, high-performance drive. Unlike a conventional arm, this myoelectric arm’s strength and speed can be controlled with natural ease.
AP&O practitioners Robie Carey and James Hughes worked with Roger on a weekly basis in the Macon office to ensure that the device is programmed and fit properly and that Roger understands how to use and operate the arm. Now that Roger has been fit with this unique and advanced prosthetic device, he is ready to get back to one of the things he is most passionate about: biking. Mr. Floyd has been riding motorcycles for most of his life and can’t wait to hit the open road on his Harley.
AP&O truly is a “world where you determine the results”. In a world where the future is never predictable, we feel that every patient we work with deserves the best treatment and care that we can provide. Robie and Jim have given Roger the ability to get back to the things he loves most and the tools to achieve the high quality of life that he deserves.