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Oct 16

Sean Greer joins Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics

Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics welcomes Sean Greer CO/LO, originally from Parkersburg, WV to their team as a Certified / Licensed Orthotist.

 

After 16 years of practicing Orthotics in Brooksville, Fl, Morgantown, WV, Hickory, NC and Pittsburgh, PA, Sean Greer returns to his roots in the Mid-Ohio Valley. During his time away, Sean has gained invaluable experience over the years, and has developed a specialty in Pediatric Orthotics. Sean also uses cutting-edge scanning technologies for cranial molding, which treats infants with plagiocephaly to reshape their heads with custom helmets. He is one of the “best cranial practitioners in the Mid-Atlantic Region” as quoted by Gary Hicks, from Orthoamerica.

 

Sean is a 1999 graduate from West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV and completed his Orthotic education at Newington, CT. He is certified through the American Board of Certification (ABC) in Orthotics, and is state licensed. Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics is a progressive clinic that provides a state-of-the-art modern approach and the latest technologies to our patients. Sean’s experience and knowledge further increases the services we provide to the region.

 

Sean moved back to the Parkersburg area with his family of four. His wife Maggie is a teacher working in the Wood County School system, and his two daughters Emily and Morgan attend school in the area.

 

“I’ve worked with Sean when he was a Practitioner’s Assistant, and knew that he would make an ideal Clinician. We are very fortunate to have his skills in our rapidly growing practice. Welcome aboard Sean!” – Mark Miller, CPO.

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Here is a personal note from Sean:

Hello.  My name is Sean Greer and I am a Certified and Licensed Orthotist specializing in pediatric care. I was born and raised in the Mid-Ohio Valley, but like so many others, I left the area in search of my education and adventures. Upon completion of my orthotic education, I was fortunate enough to work with some of the best Orthotics and Prosthetics companies in their markets. I was able to specialize in pediatrics while working with some of the doctor’s at many highly rated universities and children’s hospitals. I have worked with Physiatrists, Orthopedists, Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, Craniofacial specialists, and Physical and Occupational Therapists from West Virginia University, Wake Forest University, Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, and UPMC Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh. All during that time, I hoped that I would one day be able to bring my expertise to the families around my home area. Thankfully, I have been able to do just that.

I have found that many general orthotics clinics treat children as if they are the same as “adults in miniature.” It takes an orthotist who has specialized in the treatment of children to  understand that this is not the case. Children require specialized consideration for treatment due to the changes of growth and development, as well as a long term outlook on their prognosis. I am proficient in all types of bracing including custom and pre-fabricated designs from head to toe. I also have been fortunate enough to be able to further specialize in devices for re-molding the body, including cranial remolding helmets, scoliosis bracing, and Blount’s KAFOs. I was among the earliest clinicians certified through FDA required training to provide the Starband Helmet by Orthomerica in 2003. I have lectured to Physical Therapy schools and Orthotics and Prosthetics programs, in addition to being a speaker at the Orthomerica Star Summit meeting for cranial remolding specialists. I have been building my experience over the last 15 years and I am eager to offer my services to you and the families entrusted with your care.

I would also like you to know that I am not locked in to my office, and I have become accustomed to seeing patients wherever I can do the most good. When needed, I can be available for visits in a physicians office, as well as Therapy clinics, schools, daycare, or even the home when appropriate. I have found that the team approach to care provides the best results for the patients and families. I am eager to work with families and area providers to improve the health and wellness of children in the Mid-Ohio Valley and beyond.

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Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics is a team of highly experienced professionals who provide people with the most comfortable and functional fit for artificial limbs, and orthotic braces, supports and pediatric helmets. They see patients in two locations: Belpre, Ohio and Parkersburg, West Virginia. They are a high-tech, organized and efficient organization who provide outstanding patient satisfaction at all levels. They also lead the Prosthetic Users Group of the Mid-Ohio Valley, own a 3-legged certified therapy dog named Keating, and are certified visitors through the Amputee Coalition.

Sean can be reached at Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics at 304-699-2373 or via email at SeanGreer@MillerPO.com.

Apr 26

WTAP Daybreak: Limb Loss Awareness Month. Aired April 26, 2016

Thanks to Jerry McCarter and Brian Hyson for waking up early today and joining us on Daybreak on WTAP! We promoted Limb Loss Awareness Month and the Prosthetic Users Group. We hope to have a good crowd at this month’s meeting at Shoney’s in Parkersburg.   Thursday 6:30-7:30.

Dec 20

Miller Prosthetics welcomed to Belpre

From left, Belpre Mayor Michale Lorentz, Mark Miller and Nancy Miller of Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics, their daughter Arienne Miller and office manager Susie Murphy at the grand opening of the business, 90+ Farson St. Suite 108, on Dec 14. Keating stands in front.

From left, Belpre Mayor Michael Lorentz, Mark Miller and Nancy Miller of Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics, their daughter Arienne Miller and office manager Susie Murphy at the grand opening of the business, 809 Farson St. Suite 108, on Dec 14. Keating stands in front.

BELPRE – Family, friends and community members gathered on Dec. 14 to welcome Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics to the Belpre medical community.

Belpre Mayor Michael Lorentz and the Belpre Chamber of Commerce brought out the golden scissors and marked the official opening of the company’s second office at 809 Farson St., Suite 108, at 4:30 p.m. that day. The party continued into the evening and guests were able to tour the new facility, and learn about the fabrication of artificial limbs and orthotics such as custom arch supports and ankle/foot orthotics along with custom knee, back and ankle bracing.

Mark Miller has been a certified and licensed prosthetist and orthotist (CPO) in the Mid-Ohio Valley for the past 24 years. On Dec. 12, Mark and his wife, Nancy Miller, launched Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics, and opened their first office at 2601 Dudley Ave., Suite 5A, in Parkersburg in March 2013.
As the business grew, the Millers decided a larger space was necessary to fabricate the custom prosthetics and orthotics in-house.

The Millers said they were fortunate to find a rare opening in the Health Bridge building, which is now part of the growing medical complex on Farson Street in Belpre. The location is ideal for patients that are already visiting their doctor in the same complex, or those who may be coming from surrounding cities in Ohio such as Athens, Gallipolis or McConnelsville, the Millers said.

They worked closely with Pat Minnite and John Burns from the PM Company, who developed the space into a vibrant environment with patient rooms, a gait room, office space and a large workshop for fabricating the custom limbs and orthotics, the Millers said. According to Nancy, “we never expected our landlords to play such an important role in the success of our business. We truly feel as we are part of their team, and continue to be amazed by their responsiveness, attention to detail and overall positive business ideals of integrity and respect.”

The Millers, who are both originally from Ohio, joined the Belpre Chamber of Commerce, and again were delighted by the energetic greeting and continued introductions to area businesses and the surrounding medical community, they said. The Millers said they consider Karen Waller, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, and the chamber as another extension of their team. The Millers have a deep sense of community pride and said they are thrilled to be doing business in their home state.

Instead of moving the location to Ohio, the Millers felt it was important to keep the office in West Virginia open as well to better serve their patients. Patients now have their choice on which office they prefer to visit. Mark will continue to travel to each office, even as they build their team with additional clinicians, technicians and office staff, he said.

At the open house, visitors were able to see and touch a variety of prosthetic legs, and learn a bit about how they are made and how they function. They learned how Mark scans the amputee’s residual limb into the computer using a laser scanner with reflective light technology.

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Mark Miller with some of the prostheses at Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics in Belpre.

Mark then modifies the scan on the computer and is able to produce a socket that fits comfortably over the residual limb. The socket is then attached to a titanium pylon, along with knees, ankles and feet based on the patient’s desire and lifestyle.

Sockets are often jazzed up with camo, tie-die, American Flag or other designs selected by the patient. Coverings that look like the original limb can be produced, but the latest trend is to show off their new bionics, the Millers said.

Students who study bio-mechanical engineering are often interested in the design of prosthetic limbs and orthotics.

The Millers’ Printrbot 3D printer was on display. The Millers plan to soon be using the printer for small items and hope to partner with the Ohio University Innovation Center 3D printing to perhaps expand into printing limbs and carts for pets.

In August 2014, Mark and Nancy rescued a boxer mix puppy from Chattanooga, Tenn., who was missing part of his right front leg. Mark has continued to fit him with prosthetic limbs as he grows. Keating, the 1 -year-old puppy, was also at the open house, sporting his “pirate” leg for the party.

Keating is a therapy dog in training, and can occasionally be found in either office or running around Belpre Civitan or Parkersburg City Park with Nancy.

As their mission is to enhance the lives of amputees and others, they have started a prosthetic users group. The group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Shoney’s at 1120 Garfield Ave. in Parkersburg. All amputees and their family and friends are welcome to attend. Once the group is well established, the Millers hope it will be self-sustaining.

Mark and Nancy have been selected to volunteer for the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in September 2016.

Mark is accepting new patients and is available for no-charge consultations, especially for new amputees struggling to adjust to their new challenges, the Millers said. He is available for in-services to educate area nurses, physical therapists and other caregivers on how to treat patients with limb loss.

For more information go to MillerPO.com or call 740-421-4211.