Owner Of Progressive O&P, Named To Board Of NAAOP

Dan Bastian, CP, cofounder and co-owner of Progressive Orthotics and Prosthetics in Albertson was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics (NAAOP) to serve through 2018.

“I am honored to join the board. The work of the NAAOP is vital to ensuring that prosthetic and orthotic patients receive the care they need and deserve,” said Bastian. “The organization works at a national and state level, and that’s important to my patients and me.”

Nearly 20 years ago Bastian, along with his business partner, Sal Martella, opened Progressive O&P, a successful clinical practice providing compassionate care for adults, children, and veterans needing prosthetic and orthotic solutions. The NAAOP, located in Washington DC, is dedicated to promoting public policy that is in the interest of patients in need of orthotic and prosthetic care because patients do not always receive the care they deserve due to various government policies. Since its inception 31 years ago, the work of the NAACP focuses on government relations advocacy and education of policymakers.

Dan Bastian, CP, cofounder and Co-Owner of Progressive Orthotics and Prosthetics in Albertson

“NAAOP is excited to have Dan Bastian join NAAOP as a Board Member,” said David McGill, president of NAAOP. “Dan brings a wealth of experience to our organization and has consistently demonstrated his willingness and ability to engage in initiatives that benefit individuals with limb loss and other mobility impairments.”

In addition to his successful clinical practice, Bastian is also living with limb loss. In 1980, at the age of 15, he was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma in his right leg and underwent many (unsuccessful) reconstructive surgeries to repair the damaged bone and musculature. He made the difficult decision to have his right leg amputated in 1990, and has walked with a prosthesis ever since. Bastiana, a Certified Prosthetist (CP), has dedicated his career to helping patients living with limb loss. Dan lives with his family in Massapequa.

For more information on Progressive Orthotics and Prosthetics, visit www.progoandp.com.

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