About Us

How We Operate

Initial Evaluation

Together with the physician and rehabilitation specialists, we assess the total individual in terms of function, cosmesis, and comfort.

Custom Design and Fitting

Each prosthesis or orthosis is designed for the specific patient through the use of casts measurement and working models.

First Fitting and Alignment

Our specialists ensure that component parts meet specifications for maximum fit and comfort. Alignment is adjusted according to individual gait and balance.

Final Fitting

Following a complete check of the prosthesis or orthosis, the patient is instructed in its use.

Ongoing Concern and Caring

Patients are checked periodically to ensure continuing fit, alignment, and function as activity increases.

What Sets Us Apart

We believe that we are only as good as what we do every day.

We pride ourselves in doing the best job for the patient everyday.

We use our skills and experience to service the patient to the best of our abilities.

We do our best each and everyday.

Bill Leimkuehler has 34 years of prosthetic and orthotic care.

John Fabian has over 30 years of prosthetic and orthotic care.

Our History

ImageLeimkuehler Orthotics & Prosthetics was founded by Paul Leimkuehler. Paul had lost his left leg above the knee as a result of a wound suffered at the Battle of the Bulge in 1945. After the war, Leimkuehler became acquainted with prosthetics through his own need for an artificial leg. In 1948, he founded the Leimkuehler Limb Co.

Paul, an athlete and Ohio's best all-around cyclist in 1938 and an award-winning speed skater, was looking for an athletic endeavor after losing his leg. In the late 1950s, an Austrian ski instructor told Paul about amputees skiing in Europe and about a movie titled "Miracle on Skis."

Ski Pioneer

Paul analyzed the movie in stop action and then he was able to design his own outrigger skis. He then proceeded to ski all over the U.S. and Europe and become a promoter of handicap skiing. In 1980, he was inducted to the Ski Hall of Fame as the grandfather of handicap skiing. Over the years the business has grown, and in 1978 Paul sold the retail end of the business to his three sons.


To keep up with the ever-changing healthcare market, William Leimkuehler expended and now owns and operates three offices in Sandusky, Amherst, and North Olmsted. Robert Leimkuehler owns and operates the Cleveland area offices and Jon Leimkuehler owns and operates Union Orthotic & Prosthetics Co. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

All three brothers are Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists and carry on the Leimkuehler tradition of providing the best prosthetic and orthotic care. At Leimkuehler, we have stayed abreast of the latest techniques in prosthetics and are continually acquiring and utilizing the most up-to-date information on methods and materials in the industry.