Great Things Happening this Summer At Optimus
Below Knee Amputee Competes Competively in Disc Golf
Competitive disc golfer, father of five, and right below knee amputee, Mike Now doesn’t give up easily, and he definitely doesn’t quit. His drive and grit is on full display when you learn that since losing his leg 3 years ago in 2018, he has competed in more than 25 disc golf tournaments. One of the tournaments was only 6 months after his amputation! He plays in the rain, through the heat, climbs steep and muddied sections of disc golf course, and has participated in tournaments that required multiple rounds in one day. In one of the tournaments, the course was so grueling that over 100 of the 900 players dropped out by the weekends end… but not Mike! Read More
Peds Patient Runs and Climbs Again
A year and a half sure can make a world of difference! Check out the progress peds patient Gwen has been able to make. Gwen is a right knee disarticulation amputee.
Partial Hand Amputee Returns to Work
Patient Ken lost his left index finger in 2019 due to a work related accident. He is left hand dominant so the loss of the index finger was a pretty big loss. Read More

Congratulations to Grace Norman
Optimus patient and paralympic gold medalist, Grace Norman took first place in the Prarie Hill Triathalon in Wisconsin qualifying her for the Tokyo Paralympics in August.
Cedarville alumna to represent U.S. at Tokyo Paralympics

CEDARVILLE, Ohio (WKEF)- A Cedarville University alumna is representing the United States at the Tokyo Olympics. Grace Norman won the PATCO paratriathlon in Pleasant Prairie, WI to qualify for the USA Paralympic team on Sunday. The official team...

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Lower-Limb Amputee Running Clinic
We are so thrilled to be partening again with the Air Force Marathon to host our second amputee running clinic this September!
Air Force Marathon Lower-Limb Amputee Running Clinic

Learn about our upcoming free amputee running clinic, and the expert coaches to teach you

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Staff Highlight
Meet the newest members of the Optimus team!
Give a Warm Welcome to Christian Arnold!
Christian is a board eligible orthotist and prosthetics resident. Christian earned his BS in Biology from William Penn University in 2018 and MS in Prosthetics and Orthotics from Alabama State University in 2020. Christian is a transtibial amputee and pursued a career in prosthetics to help other amputees achieve their goals. Outside of work, Christian enjoys golfing, fishing, and spending time with his girlfriend. 

Give a Big Congratulations to Erin McGraw!
Erin recently became an American Board Certified and Ohio Licensed Prosthetist. She earned her BS in Exercise Science from Eastern Michigan University in 2016 and MS in Prosthetics and Orthotics from University of Pittsburgh in 2019. Erin’s enthusiasm for being active lead her to pursue a career in prosthetics to help others do the same and accomplish their goals. She appreciates being able to work with her hands, be creative, and build a special rapport with each patient. Outside of work, Erin enjoys golfing, traveling, hiking, trying out new restaurants, and spending time with family.