Welcome.

Who We Are

As one of the only companies in Arizona that specializes in prosthetics, we dedicate 100% of our time working with amputees. We believe that designing a prosthesis is as much an art as it is a science. We understand that each individual is unique. With your input, and our experience, we will custom design a comfortable prosthesis from the latest lightweight materials and modern technology to fit you and your lifestyle. It is our relentless dedication to constant improvement that separates us from the rest. Welcome to Artificial Limb Specialists.

Our Philosophy

We have taken the “old school” approach to patient care and combined it with modern technological advancements. To us, “old school patient care” brings thoughts of the family physician spending quality time with the patient and their family to determine the correct course of action. This philosophy, combined with modern technology, has created what we think is the perfect balance for prosthetic rehabilitation. It is this approach that has earned us the reputation for successful prosthetic outcomes throughout the healthcare industry.

New Amputee

As a new amputee you no-doubt have many questions.  We will attempt to answer some of these questions here but you are encouraged to call our office so that we can introduce you to someone from our “Peer Support Program”.  We will attempt to pair you with someone who has a similar amputation level who can answer  questions based on experience.  Also, we have included for you some of our favorite links to websites that will provide you with a wealth of information.  So with that said, here is what you can expect when you go to your prosthetist for the first time.

About Us.

In 1999 Kevin Kohler and Michael Pack had a vision.  They wanted to create a prosthetic facility for amputees that expected the most from their prosthesis.  A place for those who had a choice where they could go to receive their prosthetic care.  A place that you could walk in and feel at home.  A place that you wanted to visit, maybe just to say hello.  That vision has now become a reality.

Artificial Limb Specialists is a patient care facility dedicated to rebuilding the lives of amputees.  From the moment you enter our doors you will be greeted with warmth and respect, just like family.  We understand that limb loss is a very personal and challenging experience and we will listen to your needs.  Our ABC certified clinicians will custom design your prosthesis to the highest standards for your specific lifestyle.  Your success is our success.  Welcome to the family!

Our Services.

Lower Extremity

Our philosophy on lower-extremity prosthetic fittings is simple. If the socket is not comfortable it does not matter what type of componentry (foot, knee or ankle) you are utilizing. You can have the latest computer controlled knee, but if the socket hurts, it is useless.
Because of this, we take our time to achieve a proper fitting socket. Our years of experience allows us to fabricate a comfortable, functional socket that allows the amputee to utilize the componentry to the highest level possible.

We were the first company in Arizona to fit the computerized knee called the C-leg. Since then, we have fit numerous individuals with computerized lower extremity componentry and have received positive feedback regarding the stability of the knee. It allows the trans-femoral amputee to walk worry-free without the constant fear of falling.

Upper Extremity

Approximately 6% of the amputee population is at the upper limb level. Trauma is the main cause for this amputation level and because of the low incidence of upper limb amputees, it is imperative to work with a prosthetist that has the experience it takes to design a prosthesis that is both comfortable and functional. Most prosthetists are lucky to see one or two upper limb cases in a career.

At Artificial Limb Specialists, we have extensive experience working with amputees who have suffered upper limb loss from industrial accidents to the war in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. Our experience with myoelectrics and advanced socket designs allow our patients to full and active lives. Modern technological advancements such as the I-limb also allow for a more natural grasp and function. Schedule a visit and consultation and see if we are the right “fit” for you.

New Amputee

As a new amputee you no-doubt have many questions.  We will attempt to answer some of these questions here but you are encouraged to call our office so that we can introduce you to someone from our “Peer Support Program”.  We will attempt to pair you with someone who has a similar amputation level who can answer  questions based on experience.  Also, we have included for you some of our favorite links to websites that will provide you with a wealth of information.  So with that said, here is what you can expect when you go to your prosthetist for the first time.

Our Clinical Team.

Our clinicians have helped amputees in Arizona for over 40 years, and have earned some of the highest distinctions in the field.  Each prosthetist is certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC).  ABC is the national certifying and accrediting body for the prosthetic profession.  Certification means that our clinical team and facilities are held to the highest standards in patient care and education.  Our clinical staff have held leadership positions within The American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists, acted as clinical investigators for prosthetic research studies, and been involved with product development and research for many of the major manufacturers.  Our patients can be assured that the individuals providing their prosthetic services are among the best at providing world-class clinical care.

Technology.

We are constantly incorporating new technology in our prosthesis fittings to make sure our clients have the most cutting-edge and comfortable prosthesis available. Our prosthetists are not only trained in each of the latest advancements, but are involved in testing, developing and researching many of them. Check out some of the technology we use!

Peer Support Program.

Are you facing an amputation or have recently become an amputee? If so, you probably have many questions. There is a wealth of information on the Internet concerning prosthetics in general. However, we found a better solution for amputees looking for answers to their questions. We asked our patients what helped them the most after their amputation. The response was that they appreciated speaking to other amputees who could answer the tough questions able-bodied individuals could not.

Our response to this is our Peer Support Program. Our volunteers are amputees who have successfully dealt with limb loss and are here for anyone who may have questions concerning amputation or life with a prosthesis. The program matches the age, gender and amputation level of the new amputee with an amputee of similar characteristics. At that time, they are made available to the new amputee either by phone or an actual meeting. This meeting can be at the hospital or at one of our clinics. Phone calls are also possible.

If you are a new amputee and need the help of a seasoned veteran to answer any questions you may have, please contact our office at 602-745-2080 to become a part of our Peer Support Program. Anyone can participate and there is no charge to you.

Testimonials.

  • With help from a comfortable, reliable prosthetic, I’m free to live the life I choose: to keep on climbing. Thanks, Artificial Limb Specialists.

    Christa B
  • If you want to be more active than you ever were before, then this is where you need to go to get on the right path to reach your goals.

    Richard A
  • Have you guys ever had people that were like a second family to you? Well that’s how Artificial Limb Specialist are to me and will treat you! I’ve been with them my whole life and I wouldn’t trade them for any other company! They treat me more than just a patient but as a friend. They will go far and beyond what most people do. If you’re looking for a place to go, I highly recommend them. Thank you Artificial Limb Specialist for always being there!!!

    Kevin M
  • (Artificial LImb Specialists) are absolutely the most incredible people. I have been working with them almost 20 years and every leg has been spectacular. They do exactly what they say, and always understand my needs. They’ve changed my life for the better, and I owe them more than I could possibly write here. They are without question, the very best in the business.

    Todd K
  • As a PM&R physician with special interest in management of the amputee patient, I can not stress enough, the importance of a highly skilled prosthetist as an integral part of the rehab team. I have had the opportunity to work closely with the clinicians at Artificial Limb Specialists and feel very confident in their skill and attention to detail, their personalized attention to their patients, their professionalism, and the high quality of care they provide. In addition, I have experienced their commitment to teamwork. They are dedicated to working with the rehab team including the physician, therapists, and patient, thereby leading to positive patient outcomes.

    Therefore, it is with high regards that I recommend Artificial Limb Specialists to provide the prosthetic and amputee care to our patients.

    Dr. William J. Livesay, Jr
  • These guys have been doing amazing work for me for over 10 yrs. I have been a below the knee amputee for 27yrs, work 12hr shifts as an ICU RN and won’t be able to do what I do without them. At work I see lots of bad limbs, shoddy work and people in pain. Not only will I only go to Artifical Limb, but I do my best to send everyone I can their way.
    They don’t make you feel bad about wanting the right fit, they are looking out for the best products for your need and they do things right vs cheap & easy.

    Lance B
  • These guys are amazing and will work with you every step of the way, no matter how long you’ve been an amputee. I lost my right hand 8 months ago and I’m so glad I was referred to them. Mike has gone to doctor appointments with me, taking time out of his day, to make sure I’m taken care of and can get authorized for the best prosthetics I can! Do not go anywhere else. Thank you all!

    Trey S
  • If you want to be more active than you ever were before, then this is where you need to go to get on the right path to reach your goals.

    Richard A