Our mission is to utilize state-of-the-art technology to produce a vast array of the highest quality prosthetics and ensure that “Live Life Without Limitations” is a reality for all our patients.

Making a Difference with Every Step

A Special Prosthetic Fit

Our facility’s highly skilled and experienced prosthetists work closely with you to meticulously fabricate a custom prosthetic socket tailored to your unique needs and specifications. Every step of the process is carefully monitored to ensure that your prosthetic fits you comfortably and functions seamlessly. We use the latest technologies and materials to create prosthetic sockets that are both durable and comfortable, allowing you to live your life to the fullest.

Insurance Expertise

Our team is committed to providing exceptional care and support to our clients. Our in-house insurance task force has a proven track record of successfully getting claims for prosthetic care approved when initially denied by insurance companies. We focus on ensuring you receive the level of care you deserve, not the level that insurance providers believe you qualify for.

State-of-the-art Prosthetic and Orthotic Facility

Our facility is equipped with the latest and most advanced equipment and materials for prosthetic and orthotic services. We offer a prosthetic lab, silicone department, 3D printers, gait training, workout equipment, and machinery to ensure our patients receive the comprehensive support they need to fulfill their wishes. All our services are provided under one roof for the convenience of our patients.

insurance team devising a plan for your prosthetic journey!

We’re here for you

At A Step Ahead, we have a team of prosthetists, technicians, anaplastologists, insurance claims specialists and trainers who are dedicated to providing you with the best possible care. We support you every step of the way as you work towards your personal goals.

A Step Ahead Prosthetics History

A Step Ahead Prosthetics was founded in 2001 by Erik Schaffer, C.P., who wanted to create a prosthetics facility to offer a full ecosystem of support for amputees.

  • October- A Step Ahead Prosthetics opens its doors in Hicksville, NY with four employees.
  • September- A Step Ahead moves to its current facility on Newbridge Road in Hicksville, NY.
  • After her first attempt in 2004, Sarah Reinertsen becomes the first female leg amputee to complete the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.
  • Amy Palmiero-Winters runs the Chicago Marathon in 3:04 on an A Step Ahead running prosthesis, setting a world record for below-knee amputees.
  • Sarah Reinertsen is chosen to compete on the popular TV show “The Amazing Race” and finishes in seventh place.
  • Kelly Bruno is the first amputee named as a ballperson at the U.S. Open.
  • Members of A Step Ahead’s staff are asked to participate in a conference on Osseointegration in Sweden. This promising new technique offers amputees the ability to wear a prosthesis without a socket.
  • Amy Palmiero-Winters wins the coveted James E. Sullivan Award as the best amateur athlete in the United States. She also becomes the first amputee to ever finish first overall at an ultramarathon at the Arizona Road Racers Run to the Future twenty-four-hour race on December 31, 2009 by running 130.4 miles during the allotted time.
  • John Tartaglio, a bilateral hip disarticulation amputee, finishes the New York City Marathon.
  • Sandy Dukat, an above-knee amputee, shatters the women’s record for the marathon with a time of 4:40:46 at the Rock n’ Roll Marathon in Phoenix.
  • A Step Ahead Prosthetics begins a still-ongoing program with the Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces to bring amputee soldiers to A Step Ahead and provide them with prosthetic care.
  • Amy Palmiero-Winters wins the ESPN ESPY award for Top Female Athlete with a Disability. Her highlight for the year was becoming the first amputee in history to compete as part of a world-championship able-bodied athletic team when she was named the to the US Ultrarunning team for IAU 24-Hour Ultramarathon World Championships in Brive, France. She also became the first amputee to finish the extremely difficult Western States Endurance Race.
  • Kelly Bruno is named as a contestant on the show “Survivor.”
  • A Step Ahead Prosthetics is chosen as the first private prosthetics facility in the world to be certified to offer the BiOM bionic foot and ankle system.
  • After participating in its testing and development, A Step Ahead is among the first prosthetics facilities to receive Ottobock’s Genium microprocessor knee.
  • A Step Ahead Prosthetics Boston opens, providing A Step Ahead’s world-famous services to the New England area.
  • Aviva Drescher stars on “The Real Housewives of New York City.”
  • A Step Ahead Prosthetics is chosen by Ottobock to be the first prosthetics facility to receive the rugged, waterproof X3 microprocessor knee.
  • Össur chooses to launch the new Rheo Knee 3 at A Step Ahead Prosthetics.
  • Amy Palmiero-Winters finishes first overall at World’s Toughest Mudder.
  • The entire SkinTones process is completely revamped to produce even more durable and realistic skins.
  • A Step Ahead successfully leads the charge against the “One Limb Per Lifetime” legislation in New York State.
  • A Step Ahead Prosthetics launches the Ottobock C-Leg 4 and the Össur Rheo Knee 3 Enhanced.
  • A Step Ahead begins offering custom-made covers and fairings for prosthetic limbs.
  • A young girl with limb loss and a love of American Girl dolls inspires A Step Ahead to begin modifying American Girl dolls with prosthetic arms and legs for amputees all over the world.