Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics consolidates local offices

BARAGA – For over 30 years, Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics has provided exceptional service to the Western Upper Peninsula. Now with three regional offices in Baraga, Marquette and Escanaba, the professionals at Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics are ready to become your “partners on your path to mobility,” no matter which community you call home.

“I’ve heard that you have you leave the U.P. to get quality care, but that isn’t true,” Jay Roy, owner and CPO at Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics, said. “Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics has practitioners educated at the best schools with diverse experience. We have the same access to devices that anyone else in the country has.”

Tom Penfold founded the company to provide artificial limbs, braces and orthopedic footwear to the community. Now retired, Penfold sold Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics to Roy in 2012. Today, Roy maintains the same vision of making and fitting the highest quality devices in a friendly, compassionate setting. Certified practitioners design individual devices that meet the expectations of clients and their physicians. In order to maintain those high standards, most prostheses and orthoses (braces) are made in Northern’s own fabrication facility, under the supervision of the client’s practitioner. Each device is fit and adjusted for maximum comfort and effectiveness. Many of our clients have worked with Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics for decades.

Over the past two years, Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics has expanded its service area. This growth is due in part to the closing of another provider of orthotic and prosthetic services in the U.P., Wright and Filippis.

Because of this closing, Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics has taken action to respond to the needs of areas left without prosthetic and orthotics services. In order for Northern Orthotics to be able to adequately staff and serve this larger area, they have created regional offices and have combined closer locations such as Hancock and Baraga. There are now three regional offices: Baraga, Marquette, and Escanaba. Northern Orthotics commits to providing quality comprehensive care out of each regional office, and each facility also has a fabrication lab where adjustments to devices can be done on site.

Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics is a company built in the U.P., and is dedicated to the communities it serves.

“We are a U.P. company, we all love living here. We know that our clients are our neighbors and friends. We treat them the same as we would like our family members treated,” Roy said.

Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics is looking toward the future as well, allowing students from local high schools, Michigan Technological University and Northern Michigan University to shadow practitioners and get a better look at what goes on behind the scenes.

The Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics team of Jay Roy, CPO; Greg Penfold, CPO; Mike Perrault, CPO; and Erik Kries, Board Eligible CO is ready to help you with all of your orthotic and prosthetic needs. Prosthetic services include upper/lower extremity sports, geriatric, pediatric and electronic prostheses, and orthotic services include upper/lower extremity orthotic devices, spinal orthoses, trauma/fracture bracing, diabetic shoes, custom foot orthoses, compression garments and more.

The Baraga, Marquette and Escanaba facilities are all open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are staffed by a practitioner and friendly personnel, to ensure that your experience is comfortable and exceptional. If you’ve received a referral, you can contact any of the three offices to schedule your appointment. Walk-ins are welcome as well. For more information, contact the Baraga office at 353-7161, the Marquette office at 273-2444, or the Escanaba office at 553-7350.

Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics consolidates local offices

BARAGA – For over 30 years, Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics has provided exceptional service to the Western Upper Peninsula. Now with three regional offices in Baraga, Marquette and Escanaba, the professionals at Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics are ready to become your “partners on your path to mobility,” no matter which community you call home.

“I’ve heard that you have you leave the U.P. to get quality care, but that isn’t true,” Jay Roy, owner and CPO at Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics, said. “Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics has practitioners educated at the best schools with diverse experience. We have the same access to devices that anyone else in the country has.”

Tom Penfold founded the company to provide artificial limbs, braces and orthopedic footwear to the community. Now retired, Penfold sold Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics to Roy in 2012. Today, Roy maintains the same vision of making and fitting the highest quality devices in a friendly, compassionate setting. Certified practitioners design individual devices that meet the expectations of clients and their physicians. In order to maintain those high standards, most prostheses and orthoses (braces) are made in Northern’s own fabrication facility, under the supervision of the client’s practitioner. Each device is fit and adjusted for maximum comfort and effectiveness. Many of our clients have worked with Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics for decades.

Over the past two years, Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics has expanded its service area. This growth is due in part to the closing of another provider of orthotic and prosthetic services in the U.P., Wright and Filippis.

Because of this closing, Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics has taken action to respond to the needs of areas left without prosthetic and orthotics services. In order for Northern Orthotics to be able to adequately staff and serve this larger area, they have created regional offices and have combined closer locations such as Hancock and Baraga. There are now three regional offices: Baraga, Marquette, and Escanaba. Northern Orthotics commits to providing quality comprehensive care out of each regional office, and each facility also has a fabrication lab where adjustments to devices can be done on site.

Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics is a company built in the U.P., and is dedicated to the communities it serves.

“We are a U.P. company, we all love living here. We know that our clients are our neighbors and friends. We treat them the same as we would like our family members treated,” Roy said.

Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics is looking toward the future as well, allowing students from local high schools, Michigan Technological University and Northern Michigan University to shadow practitioners and get a better look at what goes on behind the scenes.

The Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics team of Jay Roy, CPO; Greg Penfold, CPO; Mike Perrault, CPO; and Erik Kries, Board Eligible CO is ready to help you with all of your orthotic and prosthetic needs. Prosthetic services include upper/lower extremity sports, geriatric, pediatric and electronic prostheses, and orthotic services include upper/lower extremity orthotic devices, spinal orthoses, trauma/fracture bracing, diabetic shoes, custom foot orthoses, compression garments and more.

The Baraga, Marquette and Escanaba facilities are all open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are staffed by a practitioner and friendly personnel, to ensure that your experience is comfortable and exceptional. If you’ve received a referral, you can contact any of the three offices to schedule your appointment. Walk-ins are welcome as well. For more information, contact the Baraga office at 353-7161, the Marquette office at 273-2444, or the Escanaba office at 553-7350.

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