Team Floyd Brace Phoenix Athletes

The rise of the Phoenix Athlete is a glorious thing. It is amazing to see the same person that was in the hospital bed after having their limb removed compete in a race.

Praise God that I can be a part of this!!! The Phoenix Athlete program was started by Floyd Brace Company. The goal of the Phoenix is to allow people to rise to new levels of activity. Like the mythological bird, each of our athletes face a challenge and are encouraged to rise from their situation to new heights. It is our job to give them the tools to reach new levels of p 08/15/2017

2017 Amputee Summit

Charleston Amputee Summit 2017

We are only a month away from the 2017 Charleston Amputee Summit to be held in North Charleston at the Embassy Suites Conference Center. So far we have about 80 amputees registered and 31 therapists registered. We anticipate registrations to double prior to the event. We have a great schedule of speakers, hands on training, door prizes, educational credits for therapists, and free food. Amputees and their caregivers are free to attend and can register at [email protected]. And therapists can still register at the reduced price of $75.00 at If you are an amputee, their caregiver, or a therapist interested in providing the best care possible for your client, this is the event to attend. Please act now as space is limited. Thank you!! 2017 Charleston Amputee Summit, Therapists, Patients, Prosthetic, medical equipment


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Our Floyd Brace Trailer was stolen last night. It has a Floyd Brace sticker on the left side and several smaller stickers. It is a 5'x12' bronze/gold color, single axle, enclosed trailer with a drop tailgate. I has quite a bit of our equipment in it that would be useless to most people. Please, if you suspect you have seen the trailer today, message me. I am in the process of contacting the police now. Thank you.


This Sunday 23 May 2016, at James Island County Park, at 7am, three of our Phoenix Athletes will compete in the Sprint Triathlon!!! Ricky, Karen, and Cody will swim, bike, and run to complete their first triathlon in a series of 5. Come join in the fun as they inspire the crowd!!!!


I work with amputees everyday. I see people who's lives have changed in a flash. Those that dwell on what they lost seldom achieve the success of those that use what they have remaining. Our minds have a wonderful power to transform us to be greater than anyone can imagine. It is up to imagine great things. God bless.


Me and the gang at Floyd Brace Company are giving a class in Columbia, South Carolina next week and would love to have some local area lower extremity amputees to work with. The class is from 8 to 5. My portion of the class is amputee evaluation and gait training. I would need you at the YMCA at 1:30pm. Our methods of training are easy, fun, and have proven very successful, with many of our participants moving up an activity level in just a short two hour session. There is absolutely no charge and no commitment. So, whether you are 8 years old or 80, you are welcome. Just give me a call at (843)824-0625 to let me know you are coming. You will have a great time and be over joyed at your accomplishment. I promise.


Check out the latest creation from the folks at Floyd Brace company. Woot woot.
Let's go run.


It all happens at Floyd Brace


National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics & Prosthetics (NAAOP)

Sign the petition to stop Medicare's new laws to go in affect. The new guidelines will become the standard for all other insurance companies regarding prosthetic devices. The petition only takes one minute, and make sure you confirm your signature from the email that will be sent to your inbox right after clicking "SUBMIT". Check your spam and quarantine boxes as well please. RESCIND the Draft LCD for Lower Limb Prostheses! The more NAAOP reads of the proposed draft Local Coverage Determination (LCD) for Lower Limb Prostheses which was issued by the DME MACs two weeks ago, the more alarming the proposed policy becomes. Read More >>


Today, Ricky Miller competed in his 3rd Sprint Triathlon. Great job Ricky! You exemplify what is means to be a Floyd Brace Phoenix Athlete!!!


Floyd Brace Company Phoenix Athletes are always moving to try new activities or pursuing goals they never thought possible. Don't be limited by your circumstances. Change your attitude and watch your world change with it. There is no limit to the human spirit!!!


Whenever we fit someone with a prosthesis, they will ask, "What happens if I fall?" I tell them, "Get back up, never quit, think about the next step, not the next mile." Every Phoenix Athlete is apprehensive at first. The first few steps, quickly blend into yards and miles. Not everyone will run, but everyone should have the chance to try. Never give up...never!


Get back to doing what you love. Mr. Sanders has done just that. He is secure and confident in his prosthesis and now gets to spend more time with his son. What an inspiration Mr. Sanders is to his community. Happy belated Father's Day!


Ron Flowers and D. J. Rish. Two examples of people that won't give up!!! Wow, am I blessed to be able to work with them, or what!!


Ricky Miller killed the first Sprint Triathlon!!! Great job Ricky!!!


Get up! Get moving!! No excuses!!


We have all felt this life...rise from the ashes and be a Phoenix Athlete!!!!


The Phoenix Athletes will begin the triathlon season on May 31, 2015 at James Island County Park. Come join us!!!


Phoenix Athletes unite!!! Next Sunday will be the first of five Sprint Triathlons. Several Phoenix Athletes will be out there swimming, biking, and running. It should be great fun!!!! Come join us at James Island County Park, 31 May 2015, at 7:00 am!!!!! Yes, it starts at 7:00 am.


At Reindeer Run. Great run by Clay!


Richard “Clay” Baber
5K Run & 1 Mile Walk
Sunday, November 16, 2014
(rain or shine)

On October 10th 2013, Clay was struck by a van while riding a motorcycle which caused the amputation of his right leg above the knee. Clay and the race sponsors are hoping that this run/walk will help raise money to help him purchase advanced prosthetics and remain healthy and active. Help Clay purchase the Ottobock 3S80 running knee and carbon fiber blade foot by signing up for the 5K/1Mile run/Walk on Sunday, November 16th 2014 or please consider a donation.
Location:Park Circle, 4800 Park Circle
Event:5K Run and Walk
Start Time:9:00 a.m. @ the concession stand area

Run Registration Fee:$25.00
(includes t-shirt)(registration starts at 8:00 a.m.)

Walk Registration Fee:$25.00
(includes t-shirt)(registration starts at 8:00 a.m.)

Packet Pick-UpPark Circle
Sunday, November 16th at 8:00 AM 11/05/2014

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Phoenix Athlete Jeff Nolan was injured in a work related accident when he was 19 years old. After 17 surgeries and years of living with the pain he decided to have an elective amputation so on March 5, 2010 Jeff became a below the knee amputee. Jeff's amputation closed the door to immobility and reopened the door to his extremely active lifestyle. He competed in his first ever sprint triathlon less than 5 months post amputation and that was just the beginning. Jeff quickly set a goal of becoming an Ironman and in November 2013 he reached that goal. Not long after becoming an Ironman Jeff set a new goal. To represent the USA in the 2016 Paralympic Games in the sport of paratriathlon. Jeff has had an amazing year as he traveled around the United States competing on a national level. We are so proud of this athlete and we know he will accomplish great things in the future! This morning Jeff had the opportunity to compete with the nation's best paratriathletes in the National Paratriathlon Championships in Tempe, Arizona. Jeff had a great race and we can't wait to hear all about it!


Life Time Tri

And, they're off! The 2014
Life Time Tri Tempe & USAT Paratriathlon National Championships are underway!


Please wish Phoenix Athlete Jeff Nolan good luck as he competes in the National Paratriathlon Championship in Tempe, AZ. This has been an exciting year as we have watched Jeff grow as an athlete. He is an inspiration to all and we can't wait to see what the future holds for him! Good luck, Jeff!


Great symposium scheduled in Murrells Inlet on Saturday, 27 September 2014. Would love to have amputees from the Myrtle Beach area come to the symposium for us to show them some cool prosthetic stuff, learn about componentry, and do some higher level activities to increase stability and activity level. The course if free, you can bring a friend or physical therapist. Please let me know if interested. (843)824-0625. Larry


Team Floyd Brace Phoenix Athletes

3 years ago the Phoenix Athletes were given an opportunity to participate in The Pound for Pound Challenge. Our group pledged to lose over 700 lbs and were featured during The Biggest Loser! This was such an amazing opportunity to raise awareness for the mobility impaired and those who go hungry in our community! Thank you Lowcountry Food Bank for teaming up with Team Floyd Brace Phoenix Athletes and making this event a success!

The Biggest Loser Pound For Pound Challenge


Phoenix Athletes: Charleston Sprint Series

The Team Floyd Brace Phoenix Athletes are an inspiration to so many here in the Lowcountry!

Phoenix_FinishLine 08/12/2014

Register for 1st Annual Floyd Brace Company Coastal Carolina Symposium

Attention local physical and occupation therapists and assistants: Floyd Brace Company is offering an all day education event free of charge! Hear topics ranging from Pediatric Prosthetics for Congenital Limb Deficiencies, Orthotic Management of Common Pediatric Gait Deviations, Determinants of Activity Levels and Amputee Gait and much more! Attendees will earn .8 ceus. Space is limited...Register today! At Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort Saturday September 27, 2014 at 8:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time 08/11/2014

Local prosthetic company showcases sport and fitness prostheses

Watching these amputees wakeboard and run for the first time was amazing! We are so blessed to have such amazing patients with the drive to do more! Check out this link to view 2 videos of an event we hosted 2 weeks ago. A free 3-day event in Charleston focused on active amputees and showcased an advanced collection of sport and fitness prostheses.


Jeff ran a great race this morning! It was a very frigid and wet morning in New York City but all of the athletes pushed through. Unfortunately there were a lot of accidents on the bike as the roads were very wet. Thankfully Jeff did not wreck but the road conditions slowed him down a bit. All in all it was a great race! Congratulations to all the challenged athletes who participated today! You are an inspiration to us all!


It's great to see all of these amazing athletes at the NYC Triathlon!


Jeff Nolan is out of the water and on the bike!


The NYC triathlon is about to begin! Jeff's wave goes off in 8 minutes. Log into Track Your Athlete and search Jeff Nolan for real time updates.


The Intimidator is ready to race! Look out NYC!

Videos (show all)

We had an extremely successful wakeboarding clinic this afternoon!  Amputees who had never wakeboarded before were able ...
DJ lost his limb on July 13, 2012 but that has not stopped this courageous young man. He has accomplished so much since ...
Elite mens start at the 2014 PATCO Pan American Championship in Texas. Very cool to watch
Jeff crossing the finish line! Waiting on athlete tracker to update so we can get his exact finish time.
Jeff starting the run! Just 13.1 miles to go!
Amputee Soccer Clinic
The last obstacle!
Obstacle 18. Josh returned 3 times to cool off!
Thomas's first triathlon!
Catch the Leprechaun



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