Our History

Amputees Serving Amputees

Jim Goff, the founder of Rehabilitation Institute of Indianapolis (now Prosthetic Solutions of Indiana), knows what it is like to be in the shoes of the patients.  He joined the Marine Corp at the young age of 17, and was soon in active duty in the Vietnam War.  During his second tour in Vietnam, a tragic accident caused him to become an amputee.  However, rather than dwelling on the negatives of this life-changing event, he made the decision to turn a tragedy into a lifelong profession of serving amputees.

This is a decision that eventually led him to become a leader in an industry that was in need of a knowledgeable craftsman. He has served five generations of Veterans who have served in WW1, WW2, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan wars, all over a time span of 40 years.

Jim attended Northwestern University School of Prosthetics, to attain the necessary education to make his dream a reality.  He would argue that it was the “hands on education” that made him the leader in this industry. Jim has been an example to his patients throughout his life; his amputation hasn’t slowed him down—he still enjoys hobbies such as golf, fishing, and hunting.

In 1991, Jim had a vision of being able to serve his fellow amputees, and to do so with honesty, integrity, and compassion. Thus, Rehabilitation Institute of Indianapolis was born, and it all started with the inspiration and vision of one man of whom many have said was given a “special gift of understanding the designing, building, and maintaining of prostheses.”

Some of the history/accomplishments of Rehabilitation Institute of Indianapolis (now Prosthetic Solutions) are as follows:

    • We’ve risen from a small business that started fabricating prosthetic devices out of a home garage to a cornerstone in O & P in the Indianapolis area.
    • We have been in business over 20 years.
    • We were the first facility in Indianapolis to provide a microprocessor controlled hand in 2008.
    • We were one of the first to deliver a microprocessor controlled power foot.
    • We were the first to first facility in Indianapolis to provide a Genium microprocessor controlled knee.
    • We have always been at the leading edge of technology without losing touch of the craftsmanship of yesterday.
    • We have developed unique socket designs, coming from over 40 years of experience.
    • We have worked with the Veterans Administration Hospital since our facility opened

In 2014, we changed our name to Prosthetic Solutions of Indiana to better suit our work and vision.  Our vision is to expand offices across the state of Indiana to provide better service to those in surrounding areas. We plan to continue to lead the O & P industry by exemplifying honesty and integrity while providing the best prosthesis for our patients.