Prosthetic and Alloplastic Restoration
Real Life Prosthetics™ restores the bodies and spirits of our patients by creating truly customized prostheses that give you the superior comfort, peak performance and cosmetic appearance you deserve!
OUR PLEDGE to Our Patients
We understand and appreciate the trust you place in us.
While our business relies on medical science, engineering and space-age technology, we know that you rely on us for personal, dignified care in providing orthotics and prosthetics that enhance your quality of life and sense of well-being. We pledge to meet your expectations.
Whether your needs are short-term or lifelong, you can expect from us the same honesty, professionalism, timeliness and reliability that we expect from ourselves.
Jonas W. Seeberg
Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist
Real Life Prosthetics
CLINICAL AND TECHNICAL STAFF
Among our clinical and technical staff, we have over 100-years of experience and know how to choose among today's high-tech componentry to best meet the needs of our patients. We draw our experiences from caring for people in all walks of life with amputations: from pediatric to geriatric amputees and from extreme athletes to people seeking to better their appearance and social function. We turn each individual's goal into a reality when we match the desires of each amputee with the proper design.
Real Life Prosthetics™ offers the most complete range of custom prostheses available. Our advanced prostheses include computerized prosthetic knee systems and myoelectric arms. To accommodate various types of shoes, feet can be adjusted and heel heights can be changed.
Partial Foot/PF (e.g. Chopart)
Partial Hand/PE (Transcarpal)
Amputee-Coalition published FAQs which may answer some immediate questions for new amputees:
Prosthetic FAQs for the New Amputee
Article Updated January 2021
Real Life Prosthetics™ uses several different types of technology for prosthetic and orthotic devices, optimizing the fitting process, and reducing appointment time.
(also used to create custom liners)
3D L.A.S.A.R. Posture System
Real Life Prosthetics™ specializes in the design and creation of one-of-a-kind all plastic limb and digital restorations.
Regardless of your level of amputation, there is a solution to be found. We treat each patient with passion and look towards their inward beauty while designing every prosthesis.
Partial/Total Hand Restoration
Partial/Total Foot Restoration
Real Life Prosthetics™ designs and creates unique orthotics that are custom-made to each individual, specializing in custom ankle-foot orthoses, custom knee orthoses, and even the latest designs of the future.
Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO)
Dynamic Ankle Foot Orthosis (DAFO)
Hinged Ankle Foot Orthosis (HAFO)
Moulded Ankle Foot Orthosis (MAFO)
Knee Orthosis (KO)
Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO)
C-Brace® (Microprocessor Controlled Leg Orthosis)
Charcot Restraint Orthotic Walker (CROW)
Scoliosis Braces (Spinal)
Unilateral Hip Disarticulation
In 1974, Kevin was diagnosed with bone cancer in his leg. He was 5-years old at the time of his amputation surgery, which was the standard treatment at that time. From that point on, he grew up wearing a prosthesis.
"With very few exceptions, there is nothing you will be prevented from doing. You may not do it the same as everyone else does, but if you want to do something, you'll find a way to do it."
91.1 WHFC Presents
A Future as an Orthotist & Prosthetist
So you're good with your hands and you love helping people? And your patient, kind, and detail oriented? You could very well be on your way to considering the world of prosthetics and orthotics as your future career! Our information specialist Olivia Slaughter from Real Life Prosthetics in Abingdon Maryland sits down with WHFC producer Matt Terry, and dives into a day in the life of her job.
April 7, 2022
The Baltimore Sun
A giant Step for Tony, with the help of a good therapist and a bionic knee
Commentary by Dan Rodricks
The following spring, Gerst received his first above-knee prosthesis and started working with Jamin, an amputee specialist, in a room at Real Life Prosthetics in Abingdon.
With regular therapy, he made progress and was ready to go bionic by fall. The prosthetists at Real Life outfitted him with a Power Knee just before Christmas. They also gave him a microprocessor-controlled ankle.
The manufacturer of both devices is Ossur, a longtime prosthetics developer based in Iceland. Its website says the Power Knee “helps fill the absence of muscle power.” Gerst finds it particularly helpful when he needs to rise from a chair. He works with Jamin on that during therapy sessions.
December 2, 2022
The Baltimore Sun
Where Art and Science Meet
by Tony Roberts
Joanne Presbury of Bel Air is a three-year amputee. After Pressbury, 62, lost her leg to diabetes, her physical therapist referred her to Real LIfe Prosthetics for a replacement, she said. Presbury lost all but one of her toes on her right foot, and lost her left leg up to her knee. She not only found a place that got her to walk like she never lost a leg, but a company that cared about what she wants, she said.
REAL LIFE PROSTHETICS
Real Life Prosthetics™ designs and fabricates custom-made prosthetic and orthotic devices with exacting specifications to compliment the uniqueness of you!
Fully Fabricated Custom Socket
in a Single Visit!
The Direct Socket by Ossur is another fabrication option from the cast and plaster typically used by our practitioners. Using this method, the socket is fabricated directly on your residual limb, followed by minimal grinding on trim lines, adding componentry and ensuring proper alignment, you are walking out the same day with your custom prosthesis!