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Locally owned Prosthetic and Orthotic Company celebrates 40 years in business.

VIPO established in 1982, serves the Central Valley and Santa Clarita with highest quality orthotic and prosthetic devices for patients to regain functionality. Bakersfield, CA, May 20, 2022:  Barry Townsend, CPO founded Valley Institute of Prosthetics and Orthotics in 1982 and served as practitioner and President until 2010 when his son Trevor Townsend, CPO and business partner Jim Bernardino, CPO took over the business. Over the past four decades VIPO has grown by consistently expanding our locations with two accredited facilities in Bakersfield and Newhall. Highlights of VIPO can be found with the following: American Orthotics and Prosthetic Association, American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics, American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetist, Orthotics and Prosthetics Group of America, American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association, NCOPE-Accredited Residency Site. “I am proud to carry out the legacy of my late father Barry Townsend, CPO that he created 40 years ago. VIPO is dedicated to continually expanding our staff’s clinical knowledge and expertise with the latest technology and unmatched patient care. Over the past 40 years I have witnessed VIPO grow from a one-man practitioner office to now a 9-practitioner practice. In the past 40 years, we have touched approximately 86,000 people allowing them to ‘Step into Their Future,” said Trevor Townsend, President. Valley Institute of Prosthetics and Orthotics strongly believes our purpose is to provide the highest quality orthotic and prosthetics devices and care, in a timely manner, and within a respectful environment, enabling individuals to live.