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.


General Interest


Vets and amputees hit the surf at Pismo Beach, CA for AMP Surf 2016

A brief recap video of the success of AMP Surf 2016, an annual event bringing veterans and amputees together for an experience on the waves of Pismo Beach


Prosthetics hitting revolutionary stride in golf

A terrific video from the Golf Channel about how innovations in prosthetics are allowing wounded veterans restore a sense of normalcy to their lives.


Inspiration: A great campaign for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio

An inspirational promotional video for the 2016 Paralymic Games in Rio so perfectly called "yes I can"


A fascinating interview with Jessica Menold, one of three winners of the innovation showcase called IShow, hosted by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers with her bio-engineered human socket that is easily produced in a fraction of the time of a traditional prosthetic


Take action! Voice your concern over the new LCD Draft Lower Limb Policy

The recently released LCD Draft Lower Limb Policy would be catastrophic for patient care as well as for prosthetic practices. Be heard! Print and send these comment cards to the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association to make your feelings known!


Sonoma Medicine Features Article by Drew Hittenberger About his Experience in Haiti

Sonoma Medicine Features Article by Drew Hittenberger About his Experience in Haiti

"Helping Haitian Amputees One Step at a Time" in Sonoma Medicine, a feature article written by Drew Hittenberger, recounts Drew's remarkable experience traveling to Haiti in 2014 on a mission with Mobility Outreach International.


Mobility Outreach in Haiti, of which Drew was proud to be a part

A video released by Mobility Outreach International profiles the trip Drew and others took to Haiti to help prosthetic patients as the country healed following the devastating 2010 earthquake.


Prosthetics star in some 2015 Super Bowl ads. Did you catch them?

Prosthetics star in some 2015 Super Bowl ads. Did you catch them?

The Super Bowl ads are always an event, but this year was special - two of them featured prosthetic patients.


Great segment on KQED discusses advances in prosthetics and the lives they change

A segment on KQED, a northern California radio station, discussed modern prosthetics and how the advances in prosthetics technology are affecting lives, from 3D printing to robotics


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


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!


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