Hattingh Incorporated dba Prosthetic Care of VA

Hattingh Incorporated dba Prosthetic Care of VA

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Well, two weeks ago, John Hattingh, made a new prosthetic for me. Due to my hip placement challenge and the fact that I have a shorter small-ish residual limp, my options were slightly limited. However, John made the perfect prosthetic nonetheless. He called me a "challenge" but a "good" challenge. I have a Revofit socket. Because I don't have enough "real estate" (as John put it) to build multiple panels on the socket, he was able to put a Boa system with one panel behind my calf. Now, all I need to do is loosen or tighten the Boa k**b as needed as "voila'"....my calf gets blood flow and there's unbelievable comfort. It took going to John to allow the most comfortable socket ever. I never have socket pain, skin irritation, hot spots, etc. I flew from one end of this country to the other to have this amazing experience. Thank you, John, Darren and Alyssa....you three are truly amazing and I love you like family. 👍
Hello All,
Thankfully, I was able to spend Friday July 9th, with John and Darren. I started with John roughly 30 years ago in Bremerton, WA. As an A/K, it's frightening how important John and Darren are to my quality of life. Seattle, WA, or Leesburg, VA, wherever John and Darren are practicing is the place I am going.

It's 2021. Common sense tells us that prosthetic care should be prosthetic care. I hear from friends all the time, "...why do you travel across the country to have someone work on your prosthesis ?" My answer is always the same, " I want to walk, work, golf, go to the gym, and live my life the way I want to live. " John & Darren allow me to do just that.

I could literally write a book on how important John & Darren are to my quality of life. In the end, it all boils down to whether or not a person wants to walk pain free, with a good gait. How important is the freedom that walking, or even running provides ? To me, movement and the desire to move is everything. For me, movement is freedom. Every profession has one or two prodigies. John is a prodigy that has grown wise.

Hey, losing all, or part of a limb that was intended to carry you from place to place sucks. However, if you want to regain your quality of life, get in touch with Prosthetic Care of Virginia.
Another great job by John and family no one better
Had a great week as well
Thank you Darren and John at Prosthetic care!
You always take good care of our girl, and Darren is a true artist. We LOVE the new cover!!!!
I am so excited about meeting John and the other staff. We did the first casting and has given me hope. I am so thankful Christian friends helping make this connection, so God can use me for the next ten years and on...
Check out Michelle in her new test socket this week! 🔥🔥 way to go!
Four years ago, when I, 1st met and came to Hattingh Prosthetic Facility, when I first met John and the Hattingh family, I honestly didn’t know how important you John and your family were going to become to me. You changed my life that very first day, and continue to make my life better for the last 4 years! I can’t imagine what my life would have been like, had I not found you, and your family, nor do I want to find out! All of you, go above and beyond, your friendship, caring, kindness, professionalism’s, generosity, hospitality are impeccable. You “hear“ and “listen” to your patients needs and you, are not satisfied until “WE” are golden! Thank you from the bottom of my heart, the bottom of my families hearts, for helping me become the person I am today, the past, and continue into the future! Thank you for enabling me, and making me as “ human” as possible with great fitting prosthetic legs for the last 4 years. I can actually say “ I LOVE BEING AN AMPUTEE” it’s not a big deal to me, anymore because my legs are “GREAT”
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Will make this as short as possible. A DEAR friend , now 56 was attacked 28 years ago...resulting in 3 skull fractures...1 went undiagnosed causing many back, hip, sever foot drop and nerve damage to right leg...and other issues as well as 100% deaf Both hips were artificial appliances...Forward 2.5 years...Went in for a revision on the R Hip....infections kept up...removed appliance, hence now has a Girdlestone Hip. Last 2.5 years MANY infections due to dragging of foot as fracture in tibia...after MUCH consideration we/dr agreed BKA best...Said she would walk with help of dual canes once prosthesis and her worked in sync...4 months later still in a crappy "skilled nursing facility" as the comment is that they cant get the hip to work with the prosthetic due to the Girdlestone Procedure. I have researched to the best of my ability of this is possible and it is but nobody here seems to know anything about how to help my friend...all the while shes becoming more and more depressed...HELP~Thoughts?

John Hattingh CP, LCPO (SA) is an educator and leader in Prosthetics. His attitude towards his patient is "No prosthetic issue cannot be solved.

Hattingh Prosthetic Clinic
John Hattingh a native of South Africa where he qualified in Bio Engineering moved to Seattle and successfully
owned and managed his company Northwest Prosthetic and Orthotic Clinic for 20 years. He sold his Corporation in 2009 and
decided to do philanthropic work in South Africa. In 2011 John and his wife Michele Hattingh moved back
to the USA to be close to the new G

Operating as usual

08/06/2021

Impressive- awesome Thomas

06/18/2021

No challenge is too big.

Susie taking her gorgeous furrkid for a walk. Another challenge ✅

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Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Prosthetic Care Facility of Virginia Receives 2021 Best of Leesburg Award

Leesburg Award Program Honors the Achievement

LEESBURG April 18, 2021 -- Prosthetic Care Facility of Virginia has been selected for the 2021 Best of Leesburg Award in the Prosthetic Clinic category by the Leesburg Award Program.

Each year, the Leesburg Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Leesburg area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2021 Leesburg Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Leesburg Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Leesburg Award Program

The Leesburg Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Leesburg area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Leesburg Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Leesburg Award Program

CONTACT:
Leesburg Award Program
Email: [email protected]
URL: http://www.2021-company-top-information.org

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Photos from Hattingh Incorporated dba Prosthetic Care of VA's post 02/08/2021

Darren Hattingh and Sebastian worked on fabricating a prosthetic socket warmer for snow ❄️ days...
Very nice!

[01/19/21]   This question comes up regularly, so I thought I would post it again-

There are constant questions on Pin vs suction suspension - so here goes - Both systems have pros and cons....there is no free lunch in prosthetics....everything has an upside and downside. Every system in this discussion requires a liner of some sort. Another alternative is skin suction suspension which is most probably the oldest suction system but that requires a discussion in itself. The pin system is a mechanical lock and the prosthesis hangs off the umbrella and pin. It may also be suspensded via a velcro strap as well. This creates a Chinese finger puzzle issue where it elongated the tissue to suspend the prosthesis. The upside - the prosthesis is always suspended even during volume loss situations. You just add and subtract socks to manage your volume. The downside is that it may create redundant tissue over years and it also created pressure on the pirepheral blood supply system. So if you have compromised vascularity, then you will have pain in the calf muscle which eleviates as soon as you remove the prosthesis. Having said that, I have patients that have used pin syuspension for 30 years + with no contra-indications. Elevated suction does create an envirnment of elevated suction and the max we can elevate it to is around 25inHq.....we can never get to an atmosphere = 29.92. The selling point for this system is that it can get more O2 blood to the residual limb and there are publications supporting this theory. The down side is that it includes many layers that reduce knee range of motion. The EMS system makes that part better. It also adds weight to the prosthesis because pumps are heavy, but the more positive the suspension, the lighter the prosthesis feels.

There is also passive suction which can be obtained through a passive valve and liners with built in suction rings. This may the best of both worlds depending on your physiology because it does maintain volume to a certain degree, it frees up the knee and it does not cause elongated tissue. Cons are that the rings can apply pressure on superficial nerves and cause pain and discomfort. It also requires a longer residual limb to accommodate the height of the seal rings. On some liners with rings you can add sockply to accomodate volume loss.

I hope this helps, good luck

01/19/2021

Hattingh Incorporated dba Prosthetic Care of VA

01/19/2021

Hello Everyone, I thought we would discuss skin suction systems as it was brought up after my last post.

Skin suction socket design is one of the oldest suctions systems and still used today. Most skin suction users will not change to liners suspension systems because it is more positive and does not have similar perspiration issues.

However, the caviat is that your limb volume has to stay pretty stable because you can’t add socks etc. You have to have good dexterity especially in lower extremity transfemoral amputees because you have to stand and balance on your sound leg, while you pull your tissues with a piece of stockingnette, nylon hose, canopy material or even a plastic trash bag into the socket. You have to pull this fabric through a 1” valve hole until all of your tissues are in the socket and then screw the valve back in.

There is the second option which is to make your limb slick with liquid powder and push into the socket but this protocol most always causes an adductor roll and that always causes skin abrasions.

12/19/2020

Hattingh Incorporated dba Prosthetic Care of VA

11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving to each person who helped us get through 2020 have a wonderful ThanksGiving

[11/14/20]   I know its tough to get an appointment right now, but i wanted to let those interested and waiting to know that appointments are now being scheduled for 2021. Please get in touch with Alyssa 703 7232803

11/13/2020

Scout pushing her dad in her wheelchair after getting her new prosthesis- awesome job!

10/09/2020

Margaret was very happy with the cosmetic finish on her limb.

10/08/2020

Hattingh Incorporated dba Prosthetic Care of VA

10/08/2020

Even with everything going on in this crazy year, we passed our inspection with flying colors.

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Thank you to our patients and vendors,we have made the list again. We are proud of the work we do but without my son Darren, daughter inlaw Alyssa, my wife Michele and the team of patients who give us this opportunity.. I would not be able to celebrate this award.

Thank you all.

John.

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Prosthetic Care Facility of Virginia Receives 2020 Best of Leesburg Award

Leesburg Award Program Honors the Achievement

LEESBURG June 12, 2020 -- Prosthetic Care Facility of Virginia has been selected for the 2020 Best of Leesburg Award in the Prosthetic Clinic category by the Leesburg Award Program.

Each year, the Leesburg Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Leesburg area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2020 Leesburg Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Leesburg Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Leesburg Award Program

The Leesburg Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Leesburg area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Leesburg Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Leesburg Award Program

CONTACT:
Leesburg Award Program
Email: [email protected]
URL: http://www.2020city-top-selection.net

local.2020city-top-selection.net

05/02/2020

www.accessdata.fda.gov

Here is a link to patients considering Osseointegration surgery. It’s the published FDA nomenclature

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/cdrh_docs/pdf8/H080004d.pdf

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prostheticrunning.com 04/11/2020

How to Run with Proper Form on a Prosthesis — Prosthetic Running

Bob Gailey Phd is the father of amputee running. This is a good link to get initial instructions-

https://www.prostheticrunning.com/runningform

prostheticrunning.com The following videos demonstrate the running patterns of four different individuals. The first two examples are of runners with few to no compensations in their running gait. The last two examples demonstrate two running compensations that may be present due to strength deficits or prosthetic limita...

04/06/2020

Hattingh Incorporated dba Prosthetic Care of VA

Just love Michele Hattingh’s program to help patients get back to riding....awesome

Under Michele’s guidance, patients get horse riding lessons while John adjusts the prosthesis.
#destinationprosthetics

04/02/2020

Hattingh Incorporated dba Prosthetic Care of VA

[03/29/20]   The following is from Irene Ken physician, whose daughter is an Asst. Prof in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University, quite informative.

* The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their genetic code. (mutation) and convert them into aggressor and multiplier cells.

* Since the virus is not a living organism but a protein molecule, it is not killed, but decays on its own. The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies.

* The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat. That is why any soap or detergent is the best remedy, because the foam CUTS the FAT (that is why you have to rub so much: for 20 seconds or more, to make a lot of foam).

By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own.

* HEAT melts fat; this is why it is so good to use water above 25 degrees Celsius for washing hands, clothes and everything. In addition, hot water makes more foam and that makes it even more useful.

* Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES ANY FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.

* Any mix with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaks it down from the inside.

* Oxygenated water helps long after soap, alcohol and chlorine, because peroxide dissolves the virus protein, but you have to use it pure and it hurts your skin.

* NO BACTERICIDE OR ANTIBIOTIC SERVES. The virus is not a living organism like bacteria; antibodies cannot kill what is not alive.

* NEVER shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth. While it is glued to a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates only
-between 3 hours (fabric and porous),
-4 hours (copper and wood)
-24 hours (cardboard),
- 42 hours (metal) and
-72 hours (plastic).

But if you shake it or use a feather duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours, and can lodge in your nose.

* The virus molecules remain very stable in external cold, or artificial as air conditioners in houses and cars.

They also need moisture to stay stable, and especially darkness. Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade it faster.

* UV LIGHT on any object that may contain it breaks down the virus protein. For example, to disinfect and reuse a mask is perfect. Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin.

* The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.

* Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.

* NO SPIRITS, NOR VODKA, serve. The strongest vodka is 40% alcohol, and you need 65%.

* LISTERINE IF IT SERVES! It is 65% alcohol.

* The more confined the space, the more concentration of the virus there can be. The more open or naturally ventilated, the less.

* You have to wash your hands before and after touching mucosa, food, locks, k***s, switches, remote control, cell phone, watches, computers, desks, TV, etc. And when using the bathroom.

* You have to HUMIDIFY HANDS DRY from so much washing them, because the molecules can hide in the micro cracks. The thicker the moisturizer, the better.

* Also keep your NAILS SHORT so that the virus does not hide there.

-JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL

[03/16/20]   🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸Public help during the Corona Virus🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

For our patients and any other amputee unable to get hold of a clinician due to some clinics closing over this period. John can be reached either by Face time, skype or message to help you sort out any pressing and or immediate fit problems. Please message him with your concerns and either he or Alyssa will set up a video call.His cell phone number is 1.703.577.5140.

Our clinic will not be closing, we will however, be vigilent to make sure everyone entering our clinic is symptom free. Alyssa will be keeping all areas of our clinic constantly disinfected.

We are all in this together, lets help each other through this.

03/16/2020

Renee leaving us today after a successful weeks treatment. She walks so well with an very short residual limb....incredible

03/05/2020

Crazy good Caleb!

02/07/2020

Cosi Talks

[Spotlight Interview #1]

📅 This year has been all about improving the show with I learned in 2019.....and part of that includes starting Spotlight Interviews on people who make a difference in the amputee/limb loss community.....

👨 I was honored to have John Hattingh, CPO, LPO of Hattingh Inc Prosthetics of VA join me this evening.....

🤷‍♀️ Do you know how I met John? I'll give you a hint.......it involves the first time I did this show 2 years ago.....

💥 With over 40 years experience in the field, John is a wealth of knowledge and experience----and he isn't afraid to tell it like it is (my kinda prosthetist!)........

🦶🏻 Do you know what is his favorite prosthetic foot? Guess you'll have to watch to find out!

☎️ No doubt about it, you will be impressed when you hear John talk----if you want to learn more about his clinic go to: https://www.prostheticcarefacility.com/ or you can check out the amazing Facebook support he and his wife run called the Amputee Help and Support Line!

💙💙 Cosi Talks is a free resource for the amputee/limb loss community. Please help spread the word by liking this page and sharing this post. Thank you for your support and God bless!

#CosiTalks #physicaltherapist #prosthetist #amputee #amplife #limbloss

01/18/2020

Hattingh Incorporated dba Prosthetic Care of VA

prostheticcarefacility.com 01/15/2020

Prosthetic Care Facility of Virginia | Leesburg

If you are struggling to get a comfortable fit whether a Symes to a Hemi Pelvectomy lower limb that includes rotational plasty Amputees.

Upper limb prosthetics such as body powered, externally powered or cosmetic upper limb. In addition

John has worked with Dr Bre'namark the Osseo Intergration surgeon in Sweden, he now sees many post OI patients for cleaning and replacing collar or dual cones and obviously components and alignment.

Do you have a week to give John ( Sunday - Saturday)? We can offer travel assistance to VA and home if required, accommodation isq a 2 bed apartment with all amenities during your stay.

We have a few weeks left this first quarter.

We bill most insurances. The program is called Destination Prosthetics

#destinationprosthetics

Www.prostheticcarefacility.com

Many references available. John does not stop until he and you are happy. He uses test socket protocol if you are a new amputee. We have patients go home to France on Test sockets.

No billing is done until success is 100%. The entire treatment is explained to you all the time.

The clinic has a gait lab where John assists and teaches you to use your prosthesis efficiently.
This is regarded as boot camp by our patients, which means you and John are working daily to reach success. From casting on Monday to going into your first test socket Monday afternoon.

Alterations, if necessary are done overnight by using UPS.

See a few pics in comments.

prostheticcarefacility.com Prosthetic Care Facility is a full-service clinical practice providing prostheses for lower and upper limb amputees of all ages and abilities in Leesburg, Virginia.

Videos (show all)

No challenge is too big.
Renee leaving us today after a successful weeks treatment. She walks so well with an very short residual limb....incredi...
Crazy good Caleb!
Brad’s gaitmat analysis is as human as I’ve ever seen it - good job!
Brad has not run in 8 years post his accident- he sure is making up for lost time!
We exchange Lisa’s adapters for the new clamp adapter’s. So quick and easy and requires no tools. Thanks Fred Hernandez ...
Feisty little one here.....awesome kid
Troy flying up and down the ramp- awesome job for guy that’s 76 right!
Pete flew in for a new treatment and I only had one day to treat him start to finish.....and we did it. Pete has been a ...
Jay is super bionic on new AK/BK bilateral prosthetic treatment- awesome!

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44115 Woodridge Pkwy, Ste 180
Leesburg, VA
20176

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
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