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University of Michigan Health System
UM Orthotics & Prosthetics Center
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

2015-2016 Guide


University of Michigan Orthotics and Prosthetics Center (UMOPC) only endorse University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) and University of Michigan (UM) departments. All other listings are for informational purposes only. Please contact Carla Vollmer via email at cvollmer@umich.edu to report information updates or to be added to or removed from this listing. November 2013.

Amputee Networks/Support Groups

Ann Arbor

University of Michigan
Community Amputee Network (U-CAN)
1st Tuesday of each month, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
University of Michigan Orthotics & Prosthetics Center 
2850 South Industrial Highway, Suite 400
Contact: Carla Vollmer, Limb Loss Support Coordinator
Nora Rosenblum, LLMSW, Clinical Social Worker

General Information: 734-973-2400


Bay City

Amputee Clinic
1st Tuesday of every other month, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
McLaren Bay Regional Medical Center
Center for Rehabilitation on West Campus
3190 E. Midland Road
Contact: Gretchen Fournier
General Information: 989- 667-6600



Amputee Support Group
3rd Thursday of each month, 2:30 to 3:30 pm
Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
1st floor - SportsAbilities Room (across from the security desk)

261 Mack Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
Contact: Benjamin T Ringelberg, CTRS


Grand Rapids

Amputee Meet-up
2nd Wednesday of each month, 6:30
Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital
1840 Wealth St SE
Contact: Jamie DuVerneay



Amputee Firefighters Association
Contact: Dave Dunville



West Michigan Amputee Coalition
Contact: Jon Cummings



Amputee Meet-Up
3rd Wednesday of every other month, 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Disability Connections
409 Linden Ave
Contact: Jen Lacey



Western Michigan Amputee Meet-up
1st Thursday of each month, 6:30 pm
Borgess Medical Center, Lawrenceville Education Center, room 125
1521 Gull Rd
Contact: Jen Lacey



Amputee Meet-Up
3rd Wednesday of every other month, 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Sparrow Professional Building
Conference Room C (2nd floor)
1200 E. Michigan Ave
Contact: Jen Lacey



Step-up Amputee Group
4thThursday of every month, 4:00-6:00 pm
Mid-Michigan Medical Center
4000 Wellness Drive


Mt. Clemens

Amputee Evolution
Comfort Prothetics
Last Tuesday of every month, 6:00-8:00 pm
276 Southbound Gratiot
Mt Clemens
Contact: Chris Felton

Royal Oak

SE Oakland County Amputee Support Group

1st Tuesday of each month, 4:30-6:00 pm
Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital

7th Floor Rehab Dining Room
North Entrance - Central Towers
13601 W. 13 Mile 
Contact: Kim Armitage



Michiana Amputee Resource Group
4th Wednesday of each month, 7:00 pm
Memorial Hospital, 3rd floor, Family Resource Center
Contact: Terry Willis



Step-up Amputee Group
Meetings held January thru June 2016 only

4th Thursday of each month, 4:00-6:00 pm
Covenant Healthcare
Michigan Campus
515 North Michigan Avenue



Downriver Limb Loss Support Group
1st Thursday of each month, 4:00 to 5:45 pm
Oakwood Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
2707 W. Jefferson
Contact: Chris Casteel



St. Joseph Mercy Health System Amputee Support Group
2nd Wednesday of each month, 4:30 to 6:30 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute Lobby

5325 Elliot Drive
Contact: 734-712-3583


Amputee Coalition

For a listing of support groups nearest you please contact
900 East Hill Avenue, Suite 285
Knoxville, Tennessee 37915-2568
Toll-Free: 888-267-5669
Knoxville: 865-524-8772 


Case Management

NADR—National Association of Disability Representatives
P.O. Box 96503 #30550
Washington D.C. 20090-6503

A not-for-profit national referral service for claimants seeking representation and information about Social Security Disability, continuing disability reviews, and over payment and under payment problems.

Referral line—800-747-6131


National Association of Professional Geriatric Case Managers
3275 West Ina Road, Suite 130 Tucson, AZ 85741-2198 520-881-8008

Professional Geriatric Care Managers serving families who are caring for older and/or disabled relatives. The GCM is trained and experienced in any of several fields related to care management, including nursing, gerontology, social work, or psychology, with a specialized focus on aging and elder care. Web site includes senior resources.



Limbs For Life Foundation

The Limbs for Life Foundation is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to providing fully functional prosthetic care for individuals who cannot otherwise afford it and raising awareness of the challenges facing amputees. Our goal is to provide a financial bridge between low-income amputees and the quality prosthetic care needed to restore their lives. Since the foundation began in 1995, we have helped over 7,700 amputees obtain the prosthetic care that enabled them to move forward with their lives.


Michigan Assistive Technology Loan Fund
© United Cerebral Palsy Michigan
3496 Lake Lansing Rd., Ste. 170
East Lansing, MI 48823

Toll Free: 800.828.2714 (Michigan only)
Phone: 517.203.1200

Fax: 517.203.1203
Email: ucp@ucpmichigan.org

Michigan Assistive Technology Loan Fund allows people with disabilities and seniors (or their family members) to purchase assistive technology devices or services, including modification of vehicles and homes. Loans may also cover cost of training to use the purchased equipment, warranties, and service agreements.


 American Bar Association
321 North Clark Street Chicago, IL 60654-7598 312-988-5000

Lawyer Referral Directory http://apps.americanbar.org/legalservices/findlegalhelp/home.cfm


Legal Services

Locating a Lawyer—Amputee Coalition Fact Sheet

The Amputee Coalition does not maintain a list of lawyers and does not offer an endorsement. The following Internet Search Engines can help you find an attorney near you for help with your specific issue.



American Bar Association

321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL  60654-7598 312-988-5000




The organization’s goal is to enhance the quality of life for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities. While the term "disability" often brings to mind conditions such as spinal cord injuries and amputations, AgrAbility addresses not only these but also many other conditions, such as arthritis, back impairments, and behavioral health issues.


National AgrAbility Project
Breaking New Ground Resource Center
Purdue University
ABE Bldg., 225 South University Street
West Lafayette IN 47907-2093

The vision of AgrAbility is to enable a high quality lifestyle for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities.

Michigan Regional AgrAbility Contact List


Amputee Coalition
900 East Hill Avenue, Suite 290 Knoxville, Tennessee 37915-2568 888-267-5669
Toll-Free: 888/267-5669

The Amputee Coalitionis a national nonprofit consumer educational organization whose mission is ―to reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention. The ACA includes individual amputees, amputee education and support groups for amputees, professionals, family members and friends of amputees, amputation or limb loss related agencies, and organizations. 9


Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living (CIL)

3941 Research Park Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48108 734-971-0277

The Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living (part of the Disability Network-Michigan) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the success of children, youth and adults with disabilities at home, at school, at work and in the community. The CIL can help you with: career services, long term care options, resources for community living, sports and recreation, computer/technology and much more.

For a CIL in your county see: www.virtualcil.net/cils/


Mismatched & Single Shoes—ACA Fact Sheet, 2010

The organizations in the list below can accept donations of single shoes in good condition and may be able to assist in locating single shoes as well. The list also contains retailers that offer single shoes for sale.


Orthotic & Prosthetic Assistance Fund

Our primary mission: Enabling individuals served by the Orthotic and Prosthetic community to enjoy the rewards of personal achievement, physical fitness and social interaction.