Education

Drew and his team hold a steadfast commitment to education, training and innovation - and that includes information available to the patient. That's why this section of our site is dedicated to making inspirational, educational, high-tech and otherwise interesting articles available to our patients.  We'll keep adding to this as we have new and fascinating information we'd like to share with you.


Drew Hittenberger visits Haiti to help rebuild and stabilize prosthetic care after 2010 earthquake

Drew Hittenberger visits Haiti to help rebuild and stabilize prosthetic care after 2010 earthquake

Drew just returned from an exchange sponsored by Mobility Outreach International in Cap Haitien, Haiti where he evaluated amputees, instructed local prosthetists, and incorporated new technologies in an effort to provide a sustainable level of prosthetic care.


Veteran amputee Noah Galloway crowned Ultimate Men’s Health Guy

A truly inspiring story of heroism and incredibly hard work - and that's just the tip of the ice berg with this month's cover story in Men's Health!


2014 Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) Triathlon Challenge

2014 Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) Triathlon Challenge

Several of our patients will be participating in this year's Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) Triathlon Challenge!


Drew recently fit several patients with the new Ossur Unity Suspension system

Drew recently fit several patients with the new Ossur Unity Suspension system

Ossur Unity Suspension delivers sleeveless comfort, improved suspension, increased blood flow, reduced pistoning and rotation control


Drew Hittenberger Attends Northern California Post Polio Conference

Drew Hittenberger Attends Northern California Post Polio Conference

Drew Hittenberger was the only orthotist to attend the Northern California Post Polio Conference, "We Are Still Here - Living with the Effects of Polio," a conference for polio survivors and the medical community interested in polio and the management of post polio effects.


Our practice accredited by American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics

Our practice accredited by American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics

Hittenberger Orthotics & Prosthetics is accredited for another 3 years by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics


Drew has a passion for veterinary prosthetics

Drew has a passion for veterinary prosthetics

Drew's passion for helping those in need with his skills and training extends to veterinary services as well.


A truly impressive TED Talk presentation from Hugh Herr illustrates just how far technology is pushing the next generation of bionic limbs and robotic prosthetics. Watch the talk and see Adrianne Haslet-David, who lost her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing, demonstrate these phenomenal advances by dancing again first the first time.


American Paralypian Amy Purdy makes it to the finals on Dancing with the Stars

We are thrilled that Amy Purdy, the American Paralypian we posted about previously, has made it to the finals in this season of Dancing with the Stars. Go Amy!


Orthopets! More vets turn to prosthetics to help legless dogs and cats

A terrific article by the New York Daily News highlights the increasing use of prosthetic limbs to help animals, particularly family dogs and cats, regain their mobility. Drew is proud to have helped make this a reality for some "little patients" himself.


Patient Matt Valdez makes his injury an asset competing for “most authentic pirate” with his peg leg

With grace and a terrific sense of humor, patient Matt Valdez competed in several halloween costume contests, making his prosthetic leg a centrepiece of his costume


Amazing episode of Nature on PBS features animals overcoming disabilities with prosthetics

A recent episode of "Nature" on PBS was awe-inspiring. It featured animals overcoming their disabilities with the help of modern advances in prosthetics. It was amazing!


Inspired Dancing: American Paralypian, Amy Purdy on Dancing with the Stars

We couldn't be more thrilled that American Paralypian, Amy Purdy, is on this season's Dancing with the Stars, demonstrating just how determined and successful she can be with two prosthetic legs.


A new lease on life for a young puppy thanks to prosthetics

A new lease on life for a young puppy thanks to prosthetics

Drew Hittenberger worked with a local veterinary hospital to design an innovative protheses to help a young puppy walk and run again.


An amazing demonstration of embracing the variety in our society

Drew was touched by this campaign by Pro Infirmis to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities. It’s quite simply moving. And we felt compelled to share it.


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