Dancing With a Prosthetic Leg
Pediatric amputee wearing prosthesis posing for picture with prosthetist.

About Prosthetic & Orthotic Associates of South Carolina:

Prosthetic & Orthotic Associates of South Carolina, prides itself on our creative and innovative approach to patient centered care. We strive to facilitate a clinical environment that fosters friendship, collaboration, and progression in all that we do.

POA South Carolina sees you as a unique individual, with an equally distinct set of needs and goals. We believe your device should be a reflection of who you are and what you want to achieve. Our clinicians are highly-skilled artisans who remain diligently involved throughout the entire process of design, fabrication, and fitting of your device using our in-house laboratory.  We are creators, innovators, and problem solvers – ready to help.

Bradley Sweatt, CPO

American Board Certified Prosthetist / Orthotist 

Bradley is an American Board Certified Prosthetist Orthotist and the founder of POA South Carolina. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Charleston Southern University and his Master of Prosthetics & Orthotics from Northwestern University. Bradley specializes in innovative prosthetic and orthotic solutions, with a focus on helping people regain their independence. His ultimate goal is to empower people to live full, active lives, pushing the boundaries of what they believe they can achieve. His career at POA in Orlando, learning from Stan Patterson, laid the groundwork for his broad knowledge and expertise in the field of prosthetics and orthotics. This experience has given him the drive to produce the highest quality of care and service and to open a POA in Charleston, SC. 

Bilateral above the knee amputee posing for picture.

Stan Patterson. CP LP

Inventor, Certified Prosthetist and Founder of Prosthetic & Orthotic Associates (POA)
Stan Patterson is a world recognized, American Board Certified Prosthetist, known for his revolutionary strides in prosthetic design. He graduated from the University of North Alabama with a B.S. degree in Education and earned his certification in prosthetics from the American Board for Certification in 1994. Since 1997, Patterson has founded and managed several prosthetic patient care facilities. In 1999, he founded Prosthetic & Orthotic Associates (POA) of Central Florida, an industry leader and innovator in the custom fabrication of high-performance prosthetic products. He has since opened patient fitting facilities in Southern California, Louisiana, and, most recently, Hawaii.

Patterson is a highly sought-after and respected speaker at national prosthetic and orthotic conferences, and has served as an adjunct professor for Otto Bock Healthcare and TEC Interface Systems. He was honored by the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists as the recipient of the 2007 Clinical Commitment Award at their 33rd Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California. In July 2012, Patterson was elected, by unanimous consent, to a 3-year term as a member of the Orlando Science Center Board of Trustees.

When Patterson founded POA, his objective was to help as many people as he could, and he vowed to never turn anyone away due to lack of ability to pay. His business model is simple: “Do the right thing and the rest will follow.” For over 20 years, POA has helped countless amputees from all around the U.S. and the world achieve their goals – anything from taking a walk with their grandchildren to running a marathon.

POA South Carolina Service Area

The Prosthetic and Orthotic Associates of South Carolina serves the greater Charleston, South Carolina area as well as the neighboring counties of Berkely, Dorchester, Colleton and Georgetown.