WELCOME TO ACHILLES

Since 1978, we’ve built a health care environment where each person is valued and respected, with an opportunity for personal, physical, and professional rehabilitation.

We have four locations to service all of your prosthetic and orthotic needs. We are located in Bakersfield, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and Templeton. We look forward to meeting you.



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Achilles is located in Bakersfield, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and Templeton.

Patient Stories

  • Tracy Tabin
    Patient since 2004

    “I became an amputee in January of 2000 from “Gambling Debts” – just kidding. I had an embolism (blood clot) DVT behind my right knee. I have been very fortunate to have a CPO at Achilles. It has been very positive. I call Don my “Leg Man.” My first prosthesis took me some time to adjust to, but I was able to adapt to it very well. I am on my 4th leg from Achilles. I was surprised how I was able to do most things I did before. I feel Don takes the time with his clients and listens to their needs and concerns. They go the extra mile to help with paperwork for insurance and doctors. I’ve always enjoyed the staff; they are always so friendly when I come in.”

  • Tom Anderson
    Patient since 2007

    “Motorcycle vs. Dumptruck. I was riding the motorcycle; you can figure out the rest. I started out having my foot removed, which was great except I had to get a 1 1/8 inch lift on my other shoe to make up for the material build-up needed for my prosthesis. Because I was so active, I kept developing bone spurs. After 15 surgeries, I opted for an elective transtibial amputation. Since then, no more surgeries, no more pain, no more shoe lifts. My quality of life has improved greatly with my first BK Prosthesis. I had to learn what I could and couldn’t do with the new prosthetic design. As it turned out, there isn’t much I can’t do. I’m pretty rough on componentry by just being me. Don and I always have a good laugh when I tell him what I was doing when something broke. I think I would be the perfect crash test prosthetic dummy. Don has designed my current prosthesis, and I haven’t broken anything on it yet. Stay tuned!...Thank you everyone at Achilles.”

  • Gary Daughtery
    Gary Daughtery
    Patient since 2002

    "Since my accident, and my amputation, I have met many interesting people. Doctors, other Amputees, and my Prosthetist, Don Newton, CPO. Together we have worked hard to get me back to where I am today. I have come along away, and I do things a little differently now, but I am able to do EVERYTHING I want.”

  • Cody Mello
    Patient since 2010

    “A few years ago I was involved in a work-related accident.  My leg got caught in some farming equipment.  It’s been a journey.  I have gone from requiring the use of a cane to being able to walk very well independently.  Thanks to all the staff at Achilles Prosthetics & Orthotics for their kind, and professional service.”

  • Greg Johnson
    Patient since 1991

    “On April 5th 1968 in Vietnam, I was injured by a landmine explosion that resulted in the loss of my right leg just above the knee. In my 45 years as an amputee, I have used many components and seen many changes. The microprocessor knee has greatly enhanced stability. I feel safer than I ever have with my microprocessor knee. Many thanks to Don Newton and his caring staff for keeping me on my feet.”

  • Stephan St. Onge
    Patient Since 2018

    I have been an amputee for over 15 years but only found Achilles a couple of years ago. I had been dealing with ill fitting sockets for years giving me sores on my limb and the inability to live an active life like I used to. I now find complete comfort in my prosthesis and love the active prosthetic foot they provided for me. Everyday I ride my bike with my dog Mack - who I pull in a trailer - and head down to the beach. I am also stand up paddle boarding again which has been just awesome. Thank you to the whole team at Achilles and Logan for helping me get my life back!

  • construction amputee work and amputee tractor driver
    Rex Keeling
    Patient Since 1979

    "MOBILITY is more important than my house or my car or any other item you would think is important for daily living. My prosthetic leg is essential in allowing me to live to my full potential. There is no one else I trust or have trusted more than Achilles to keep me moving." 

    Rex is the owner of his own construction business and works with heavy machinery on a daily basis. Married with two daughters and a son, Rex snow skis, water skis, races off road (including botht he Baja 500 and 1000 in Mexico) and is also a licensed pilot.

  • motorcycle riding amputee, amputee riding motorcycle
    Darrell Houchin
    Patient Since 2012

    In 2012 I lost my leg due to a motorcycle accident. The guy who hit me had no insurance and I had just started a job and was a month away from getting insurance from work. In spite of my situation, Achilles worked with me and got me walking again. Logan, my prosthotist, is so good at what he does it is unbelievable. Achilles is the only place that I would ever go for my prosthetics. As you can see, Logan got it to where I can ride again with flames on my socket no less :). Thank you Achilles for all that you have done for me over the years. You all are awesome!

  • Patient Story

    below knee amputee with short limb
    Krista Bowling
    Patient Since 2011

    "Whenever I go see Achilles, they make me excited about what's going to happen. After I leave, I walk better, and my attitued is better. I know everyone that works there. Whenever I go in it's like visiting a family memeber."

 

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