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Nov 5

In the News!

 

We are proud to have articles featured in the Parkersburg News & Sentinel, Marietta Times and other publications.

 

11/4/18     Miller Prosthetics and Orthotics hornored for dedication Business Section
Miller Prosthetics and Orthotics was among 53 providers across the nation to receive the 2018 Freedom Award sponsored by the Orthotic Prosthetic Group of America (OPGA). This national award is for providers who provide exceptional care and improve the mobility of veterans.
http://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/business/2018/11/miller-prosthetics-and-orthotics-honored-for-dedication/

10/26/18     Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce Presents Awards  Front Pagel Reporter – Madeline Scarborough
Mark and Nancy Miller Awarded Business Persons of the Year 2018
http://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/local-news/2018/10/belpre-area-chamber-of-commerce-presents-awards/

9/6/18     Therapy dog brings smiles to patients     Local News; Reporter – Madeline Murphy
Certified therapy dog, Keating, visits amputees at Health South Rehab Hospital in Parkersburg, WV.
http://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/local-news/2018/09/therapy-dog-brings-smiles-to-patients/

8/29/18     Prosthetic Users group meets monthly in Belpre     Community News 
Amputee support group meets second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm.  Check out www.PUGmov.com for location.
http://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/community-news/2018/08/prosthetic-users-group-meets-monthly-in-belpre/

1/22/2018     Pet audition to be part of Ely Chapman Foundation fundraiser     Community News; Reporter Doug Loyer
Keating shows off his newspaper fetching trick during auditions for Pet Tricks show in Marietta, Ohio
http://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/community-news/2018/01/pets-audition-to-be-part-of-ely-chapman-foundation-fundraiser/

12/24/17     Miller Prosthetics moves to Belpre location    Reporter – Brett Dunlap
Information about our business and new building.  Great photos and this one is framed in the office.
http://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/business/2017/12/miller-prosthetics-moves-to-belpre-location/

10/29/17     Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics moves      Business Section
Information about the building process of the new office building, with specific information on the contractors involved.
http://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/business/2017/10/miller-prosthetics-orthotics-moves/

10/22/17     Sean Greer joins Miller Prosthetics
Sean Greer returns to the Mid-Ohio Valley after practicing Orthotics for 16 years in Florida, Virginia, North Carolina and Pittsburgh.  He specializes in Pediatric Orthotics and Cranial Helmets.
http://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/business/2017/10/sean-greer-joins-miller-prosthetics/

10/12/16    Belpre couple recalls time in Rio at 2016 Paralympic Games     Local News
Learn about the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from Mark and Nancy Miller’s volunteer experience.
http://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/local-news/2016/10/belpre-couple-recalls-time-in-rio-at-2016-paralympic-games/

7/3/16     Keating becomes certified therapy dog     Community News
Our three-legged dog who wears a prosthetic leg passed his test to be a certified therapy dog from Therapy Dogs International
http://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/community-news/2016/07/keating-becomes-certified-therapy-dog/

7/3/16     Louie the beagle gets a new leg     Community News
Bob and Jill DePue of Athens work with Millers to fit their dog with prosthetic leg
http://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/community-news/2016/07/louie-the-beagle-gets-a-new-leg/

7/9/16     Millers volunteering at Rio Games     Local Columns
Paralympic Volunteers in Rio de Janerio, Brazil
http://www.newsandsentinel.com/opinion/local-columns/2016/07/millers-volunteering-at-rio-games/

12/20/15     Miller Prosthetics welcomed to Belpre     Business Section
Millers open second location in Belpre, Ohio in the growing medical campus on Farson Street.
http://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/business/2015/12/miller-prosthetics-welcomed-to-belpre/

8/19/15     Injury not stopping Lamp from walking     Local News
Steve Lamp walked in the Parkersburg News & Sentinel’s Two-Mile race after only two days wearing his first prosthetic leg.
http://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/local-news/2015/08/injury-not-stopping-lamp-from-walking/

6/7/15     Funding effort goes to the dogs     Local News
The Humane Society of Parkersburg’s 22nd annual Walk Your Paws fundraiser costume contest awarded Keating first place.  This is the contest that the wooden peg leg for Pirate Keating was made.  Since then, the costume and portrait have become quite famous!
http://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/local-news/2015/06/funding-effort-goes-to-the-dogs/

12/13/2014  Christmas Open House at Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics in Parkersburg mentioned in the Country Club event article     Local Columns
Scroll down to read the mention of our Christmas party with Keating showing off his leg.
http://www.newsandsentinel.com/opinion/local-columns/2014/12/country-club-event-raises-5-2k/

11/2/14     Millers adopt puppy, fit him with new leg     Local News
The story of rescuing Keating, a greyhound boxer mix puppy born with three legs from Chattanooga, Tennessee.
http://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/local-news/2014/11/millers-adopt-puppy-fit-him-with-new-leg/

9/28/14     Local firm serves amputees     Business
Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics opens new business in Parkersburg, WV.  Focus on technology and the latest techniques to provide a comfortable fit for amputees.
http://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/business/2014/09/local-firm-serves-amputees/

 

Oct 25

Introducing the new home for Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics in Belpre, Ohio

After two short years at our second location in Belpre, Ohio – we decided to build our own clinic on the other side of the highway.  We broke ground on July 18, 2017.  Below is our crew along with the key players on our team.

From left to right:  Karen Waller, Executive Director Belpre Chamber of Commerce; Chip Wilson, Architect, J.H.Wilson & Associates; Alisha & Eric Morgan, Sustaining Development Engineering; Mark Mondo, Mondo Building and Excavating; Joyce & Mike Lorentz, Belpre Mayor; Nancy, Keating & Mark Miller, Susie Murphy and Dakota Wentz – all from Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics; Ron Cross, Belpre City Safety Service Director.

 

Our move was spurred by the explosive growth of the medical industry in our area. We are fortunate to be part of that growth that offers new technologies and medical services right here at home in the Mid-Ohio Valley.

We are proud to announce that our new building is complete!  We met our October 31st deadline, beat it in fact.  Our building was ready in less than three months on October 12, 2017.  Crazy!

The Miller Prosthetic & Orthotic Team
Mark & Nancy Miller, Dakota Wentz, Sean Greer, Carter Magers, &  Susie Murphy

After searching the valley, we assembled an amazing team of local companies that pulled off the project – ahead of schedule and under budget.  From ground breaking to the occupancy permit in less than three months.

Our technician, Dakota Wentz, noticed a building going up fast in the area.  He knew we were under a tight deadline and suggested we call them.  And so we did.  After interviewing several contractors and excavators, we found that Mondo Construction and Excavating shared our same vision for the land we owned.  They are more than a construction company, they are developers and can read the layout of the land and deliver an amazing building.  During the project there was always a flurry of activity at the location, and their employees and subcontractors worked around each other to get their jobs done.

Not only was Mondo key to the project, but we were extremely pleased by the responsiveness, talent and professionalism of the many other teams. Two of the first on-site teams were new companies in the Mid-Ohio Valley.  Jonathan Perkins surveyed the property with amazing turn-around time, and he kept expanding the survey as needed with next day turn -around in many cases.

Eric & Alisha Morgan from Sustaining Development were the civil engineers on the project and helped us place the building on the land.  They also worked hard and fast, and stayed connected to government officials and regulations.

J.H. (Chip) Wilson was the architect who agreed to design the building in one month.  As promised, he met his deadline – even after an engineering decision required him to flip and mirror the original plan.

Tiera Arnold from T’s transformations has a magic paint brush and a great team.  They painted every inch of the building inside & out.  If you saw lights on after midnight, it was Tiera and her team.  They worked on a tight schedule and in unison with Mondo and subcontractors so that workers could stay on track.

Mondo subcontracted with many other local companies, and every one of them committed to and met their time line.

With such a fast-paced project, communication was the key.  Mark Mondo truly has a team of professionals that answer every phone call and text immediately.  John Anderson, was the project manager and owner liason and made sure building supplies were selected, ordered and delivered as needed.  Mark Mondo excavated the site himself to make sure it was off to a great start.  Kevin Guiler ran the building project on site, is very detail oriented, ran a tight ship and is respected by his employees.   He was always available for a phone call or meeting, and responded to requests and changes quickly and meticulously.

Chad Hendrickson ran the concrete and supervised everything outside of the building.  He was usually found on the bulldozer transforming the land into a beautiful and functional area, including extra work for the city by replacing their sewage culvert.

There were many other players behind the scene, like Mark Guiler, who made sure equipment and supplies were on-sight as needed.  Mondo also kept county inspectors informed along the way so there were no surprises along the way.

Keating, our three-legged certified therapy dog had his own hard hat and kept a close eye on the project every step of the way.

To thank the entire crew (including all subcontractors) for working so hard on this project, we had a barbeque on site on Thursday, October 12.  As an added surprise, the inspectors came earlier that day and the building passed all of the final inspections!

The City of Belpre, especially Mayor Mike Lorentz and Leonard Wiggins Code Enforcement Officer, have been very helpful in all steps.  They are eager to see their community grow and do what it takes to get it there.

Karen Waller, Executive Director for the Belpre Chamber and other chamber members were also there for us, especially when we were searching for a location.

We are very tied to the city of Belpre and proud to be part of that community.

Our new building is located at 2354 Richmiller Lane, Belpre, Ohio 45714.  This address was meant to be – Richard P. Miller is the name of Mark Miller’s father.  … a lucky sign!  We will also continue to see patients at our original location at 2601 Dudley Ave Suite 5A, Parkersburg, WV.

We hope you can join us for the Ribbon Cutting with the Belpre Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Mike Lorentz  and the Flag Raising Ceremony by the Belpre American Legion Post 495 on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 10 am.  We’ll have coffee and donuts to get your day started.

The Grand Opening Celebration will be tied into our Five Year Anniversary and Christmas party on December 12, 2017 from 4-8 pm.  We hope to see you there!

 

Thanks again to everyone who helped pull off this incredible building project.  We commit to serving the needs of our community for artificial limbs, braces, supports and all pediatric orthotic needs.  We will continue to find smiles with Keating, our three-legged therapy dog, and build the limb lost community spirit with the Prosthetic Users Group who will meet at our new office on the second Tuesday of the month.

 

 

Mark & Nancy Miller

 

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.

Oct 12

Thank You to our Builders and Subcontractors!

Thank you to EVERYONE who built this beautiful building in three short months.  What an incredible effort made by so many from our local Mid-Ohio Valley.  It is still hard to believe what can transform from an empty, rocky lot to an easy-to-access, beautiful building.  For everyone involved in this project, we thank you for completing our new place under budget and ahead of schedule!

Before everyone wrapped up on the job sight and scattered to their next project, we brought them back together for a Thank You BBQ. Employees from Mondo Building and Excavating along with their subcontractors and ours enjoyed smoked pork and bacon wrapped hot peppers in a tail-gate style party in the parking lot.  We were also happily surprised to have the inspectors stop by and award us with the most coveted … Occupancy Permit!

Check out the great pictures from this fun-filled event.

 

 

 

J.H. (Chip) Wilson, J.H. Wilson & Associates

 

Tiera Arnold, T’s Transformations 

 

Jonathan Perkins, Perkins Surveying

 

Dakota Wentz and Sean Greer from Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics preparing the stuffed & wrapped hot peppers

 

Sean Greer smoking the … hot peppers stuffed with smoked pork, cream cheese and wrapped with bacon. yum!

 

Thanks to our team who helped with the move and all the set up! Mark & Nancy Miller, Dakota Wentz, Sean Greer, Carter Magers & Susie Murphy

 

There were many more involved that couldn’t make it to the cookout!  Eric Conrad from Elite Signs, Mike Reynolds from Reynolds Landscaping, Todd Hilverding and Laken Adams form Citizens Bank, Eric and Alicia Morgan from Morgan Building Designs, and Mayor Mike Lorentz and employees from the City of Belpre.  Plus everyone else who helped along the way.

 

Thanks again from Mark & Nancy Miller!

 

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.