Since 1948, Muilenburg Prosthetics (MPI) has been serving patients in Greater Houston and beyond. When MPI’s founder, the late Al Muilenburg, first hung his shingle, the company was known as the Muilenburg Artificial Limb Company, later renamed Muilenburg Prosthetics. Through the years, Al, his wife, Loretta, and their son Ted, built the company to become the premier prosthetics provider in Houston. A complete range of prosthetic services is offered at MPI’s 10,000-square-foot facility, overseen by Ted Muilenburg, CP/LP, company president, who has 43 years of experience in the industry. Ted continues MPI’s history of excellence with a continued focus on emerging technology, advanced equipment, and materials of superior performance.
Recently MPI celebrated the 70th anniversary of its founding and its rich heritage.
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While founder Al Muilenburg – a firm believer in the importance of a thorough education – had held certification number “16,” thousands of practitioners in the country are now ABC-Certified, including every practitioner at Muilenburg Prosthetics and Orthotics.
To become certified, each member of our team successfully completed the Practitioner Certification Examination of the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC). To be eligible for the examination, our practitioners are required to complete an accredited orthotics or prosthetics program and have a minimum of one year of experience working under another ABC-certified practitioner.
By attending and presenting continuing education programs, our practitioners regularly advance their skills. Recent courses covered such topics as microprocessor-controlled knees, myoelectric devices, energy storing components, and the latest in lightweight orthoses.
Since our inception, MPI has evolved with the profession, staying current with complex technology, improved materials, and refinements in fabrication techniques that constitute today’s varied selection of orthotic and prosthetic devices.
Our care continues long after a patient is fit with a device. Many of our patients are with us for life and will return as their needs change or as technology changes to better fit their needs. Our on-going care also includes the production of videos and handbooks to help patients adjust to their new circumstances, and the sporting events in which we take part, including golf clinics, running clinics, and wheelchair tournaments.
As the field continues to evolve, we will continue to advance with it so that we may help prosthetic and orthotic patients live their lives to the fullest.