marlton, n.j., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Prosthetic Orthotic Solutions International (POSI), a Physiotherapy Associates company with locations in Marlton, NJ and Horsham, PA, announces it is one of the first clinics in the U.S. to fit patients with Otto Bock Healthcare's Genium™ Bionic Prosthetic System, and the first facility in the NJ/PA metro area to fit patients with this system. The Genium system is a next-generation microprocessor knee unit that utilizes the latest technology available to patients in the field of prosthetics, and POSI is one of the first clinics in the U.S. with a trained clinician to provide this unique technology.
Kevin Towers, CPO, vice president of prosthetics for Physiotherapy Associates' Orthotics and Prosthetics division and manager of POSI, states, "We are honored and excited to be one of the first clinics chosen by Otto Bock to access and fit this new product. This opportunity allows our clients to access and benefit from this ground-breaking technology."
The Genium Bionic Prosthetic System is a state-of-the-art prosthetic system that utilizes multiple environmental inputs including a gyroscope and accelerometer and hundreds of rule sets that allow it to know where it is in the gait cycle. The result of extensive research and development, the Genium is built on an entirely new prosthetic technology platform. The Genium technology redefines quality of life for the wearer. The microprocessor knee unit allows users to make quick complex movements, easily step over obstacles, and even ascend stairs.
Mr. Towers adds, "The Genium system will make walking and negotiating obstacles very seamless and there is less concentration required by the user because of the knee unit's intuitive capabilities. We will be able to gather data on utilization with our patients and prove that each person's mobility has improved."
Steve Mantegani, PT, area vice president for Physiotherapy Associates' Orthotics and Prosthetics division, states, "We are thrilled about the opportunity to partner with the team at Otto Bock Healthcare and usher in this technology for our patients and the prosthetic industry. The Genium Bionic Prosthetic System is going to help revolutionize the industry and improve the quality of life of our patients with above-knee amputations. I am very proud of the work that Kevin Towers and his team have done to make this opportunity a reality for our patients."
For patients interested in being fitted with the Genium Bionic Prosthetic System, POSI offers locations in Marlton, NJ and in Horsham, PA. All of Physiotherapy Associates' orthotics and prosthetic clinics offer three compelling reasons to visit: one-on-one care; custom fabrication and other custom, patient-focused services; and successful patient outcomes.
About Physiotherapy Associates
Physiotherapy Associates is the nation's foremost provider of outpatient rehabilitation services. With more than 650 clinics including 28 orthotic and prosthetic facilities, Physiotherapy Associates is national in scope, local in care. Physiotherapy Associates employs an industry-leading team of physical therapists and healthcare practitioners who are dedicated to high-quality patient care. The company provides physical therapy, industrial rehabilitation and orthotics and prosthetics services to thousands of patients across the United States. For more information, visit www.physiocorp.com, follow us on Twitter (@physiocorp) or become a Physio fan on Facebook.
More information on the new Genium system can be found online: www.ottobockus.com/genium
SOURCE Physiotherapy Associates