Finding a prosthetic provider you can trust is essential when it comes to fitting a prosthetic limb.
A good prosthetist can guide you and fit you with the right prosthesis to enable the lifestyle you want.
You should think of the relationship with your prosthetist as a long-term investment in your prosthetic care.
A prosthetist should take the time to answer your questions as well as ask you lots of questions about your activities, priorities and goals.
They should also be a good listener and treat you with the utmost respect and care you deserve. At Massons Healthcare we focus on getting to know you to ensure we create the best prosthetic experience possible.
With rapidly advancing technology, amputees today have many different options and choosing an appropriate prosthesis is an important decision and depends on your personal aspirations.
There is no single prosthesis that is best for everyone because each person has different goals and priorities.
Some people want a prosthesis for exercising, some want to be able to change between high heels and ballet flats to match their wardrobe for the day and others simply want a prosthetic limb that looks like a natural human limb as much as possible.
However, the same prosthesis you need to run doesn’t usually work with high heels, so if both priorities are important to you, consider having multiple prostheses to enable the lifestyle you want.
At Massons, we design specialised prosthesis for almost any purpose, from recreational activities to daily work routines.
It’s important to discuss your activities and goals with your prosthetist as no one knows what you want to achieve better than yourself. Improving your function and comfort with prosthetic technology is our top priority.
Massons utilises innovative CAD/CAM technology to design custom prosthetic liners and sockets.
The OMEGA CADCAM scanning system allows our clinicians to capture precise digital images to design and manufacture a comfortable and pain free socket to meet your functional needs.
The best way to determine if Massons Healthcare is the right choice for you is to contact us for an appointment. We’d love to meet you, discuss your needs, and work together to provide a prosthetic that enables the lifestyle you want most.
Massons Healthcare is a privately owned, 100% family operated Australian company based in Knoxfield, Melbourne.
We provide orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) clinical patient care, CFAB (central fabrication) manufactured devices, wholesale and retail products and services to customers and patients all across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
During this unpredictable and challenging time, our team continues to stay active in the medical device industry, supporting and servicing your O&P needs.
Prostheses have been instrumental in improving the quality of life for people with amputations.
These devices are designed to replace missing body parts, allowing individuals to regain greater independence and carry out functional activities.
There are a variety of prosthetic options available, including prosthetic legs, arms, and hands. Professional prosthetists work closely with their patients to assess the best prosthetics for their needs and ensure that these devices are fitted properly.
With the help of prosthetic devices, many individuals with amputations are able to live more fulfilling lives. For example, someone who has lost a leg can use a prosthetic leg to go back to work or enjoy outdoor activities like hiking or cycling. Similarly, someone who has lost an arm can benefit from a prosthetic arm that allows them to perform everyday tasks such as cooking or driving.
Overall, prosthetics have made it possible for many people to lead more independent and productive lives despite their physical limitations. Indeed, they have truly been a game-changer for those who rely on them most.
Additionally, prosthetic services are often covered by government programs like the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) or private insurance providers.
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of how much a prosthetic costs.
The price of a prosthetic device depends on a number of factors, including the type of prosthetic device, the materials used, and the level of customization required.
In general, prosthetics can be divided into two broad categories: body-powered and computer-assisted. Body-powered prosthetics are powered by the person wearing them, using cables or straps to move the prosthesis. Computer-assisted prostheses, on the other hand, use sensors and artificial intelligence to mimic the natural movement of the body.
The type of prosthetic device required will depend on the individual's needs and preferences. For example, people who are missing an arm might require a different type of prosthesis than those who are missing a leg. The next step is to consult with a prosthetic clinic or doctor to discuss your options and get an estimate of the cost.
In Australia, prosthetics are also covered by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), work place insurance schemes and transport accident insurance schemes.
If you are eligible for NDIS funding, you may be able to receive financial assistance to help cover the cost of your prosthesis.
Prosthetic practitioner is called a prosthetist and they work in prosthetic clinics, hospitals, or rehabilitation centers.
They are responsible for the prescription, design, manufacture, and fitting of prosthetic devices for patients with amputations or other skeletal deformities.
Prosthetist work with a variety of prosthetic devices, including prosthetic legs and prosthetic arms.
Prosthetist are highly trained medical professionals who must complete a rigorous four-year at University graduate with a Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics, during these four years a Prosthetist will study anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, prosthetics and orthotic prescription, and design and fabrication of prosthetic limbs.