The Mobility Institute offers a one on one personal care destination clinic to amputees across the country.
Our unique care model allows the prosthetist to work directly with the physicians who do the amputations to provide the appropriate prosthetic for each patient. Compared to traditional prosthetic care models our model allows the prosthetist to sub-specialize in lower limb amputee patient care. This collaboration of vascular surgeons and prosthetist has created innovations in both surgery and prosthetic options.
We will utilize these innovations to include medical, personal factors, and technological advancements in the fabrication of your new limb. We are dedicated to delivering the best possible experience and solution for every individual amputee by maintaining the highest standards of professional training in the prosthetic industry.
- The only Physician based Prosthetic clinic in the state of Georgia
- Excellent patient care through a surgeon/prosthetist team approach
- State of the art prosthetic technology such as myoelectrics, microprocessor knee units, and vacuum socket technology
- A specialized fitting process to create a unique prosthesis suited to the individual
- Ongoing research programs and trials for new technology not available at any other Georgia prosthetic facility
- Advanced surgical techniques and prosthetic technology such as myoelectrics, microprocessor technology and vacuum socket technology
Ryan’s interest in prosthetics started when he lost his leg, below the knee, in a car accident when he was only 3 years old. He went on to play high school football and eventually played in the Tennessee East/West All-Star Football game. After a televised interview with ESPN about the success in his football career, he was contacted by the current U.S. Paralympic Track and Field coach. This is when he learned about running prosthetics. He had the great fortune of earning a spot on the 2004 Athens U.S. Paralympic team and went on to earn a bronze medal in the 400m dash along with a gold medal, in world record time, during the 4x400m dash relay. From 2003 to 2008, Ryan competed internationally in track events apart of the U.S. Paralympic High Performance Team. The experience of running eventually led to him becoming a co-founder of a non-profit organization, Amputee Blade Runners LLC, which provides free running prosthetic limbs to qualifying individuals.
Ryan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Tennessee State University and a post-graduate degree in Prosthetics from Northwestern University. He completed his Prosthetics residency training at The Surgical Clinic LLC in Nashville, TN. He has specialized training in upper-extremity limb loss, below knee and above knee vacuum assisted technology, and microprocessor knee prosthetics. Ryan also specializes in building prosthetic limbs for running and has worked with a few of our current U.S. Paralympians who will represent USA in the 2012 London Paralympic Games.