About Us

OUR PROCESS

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.

Fast 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 Care

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

WHAT SETS US APART

We provide state of the art prosthetics and orthotics. Specializing in complicated lower and upper, multi limb involvement, traumatic accidents, and pediatrics.

We conduct ourselves with the high standards of honesty and integrity in all of our operations and relationships.

We provide exceptional orthotics and prosthetics and unmatched service to deliver the highest quality care to each patient.

We are family-owned and are passionate about upholding the legacy that began over 70 years ago.

We have certified orthotists and prosthetists with 35+ years of experience and training.

OUR HISTORY

Leimkuehler 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, Paul became acquainted with prosthetics through his own need for an artificial leg. In 1948, he founded the Leimkuehler Limb Co.

Paul, 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 becoming 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 expanded 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.