In August of 1983, Advanced OrthoPro, Inc. opened their doors to the first patients. Three of the Mansoori brothers (Mohamad, Abe and Mike) worked diligently to ensure that the patients received the utmost in patient care. Although the original facility was modest, it had a very strong will to succeed. Suddenly there was a "new little guy" working very hard to compete amongst the established few. No other new company had been on the scene and choices had been limited for many years. AOI saw a need, took the chance and found out very quickly that Indianapolis was ready for a "new kid on the block".
In a little over a year and a half, AOI had outgrown their original facility and was desperately in need of more space, therefore expansion was imminent. In the fall of 1985, Advanced OrthoPro, Inc. moved to their current downtown location at 1820 N. Illinois Street. In establishing this new orthotics and prosthetics facility, every effort was made to make it the ultimate in modern technology. In 1990, the fourth Mansoori brother (Ahmad) joined the business and began assisting his brothers in growing and expanding AOI. Ed Rogers also joined the professional team in 1990, bringing additional prosthetic abilities to the organization.
In 1992, the facility once again experienced growth and expansion when the Northside location was opened near St. Vincent Hospital at 1717 W. 86th Street in Suite 470. This facility helped immensely by offering convenience to our Northside patients since they no longer had to drive downtown for service or products.
By 1999, AOI realized that they could expand their patient base by offering services in Terre Haute. Another location was opened in Honey Creek West at 3185 S. 3rd Place. Although this location is only open part-time, considerations are being made to make the switch to a full-time operation.
In the spring of 2005, AOI grew yet again when another location on the Northside was opened. The Northwest location was opened at 6040 W. 84th St., inside the Indiana Orthopaedic Outpatient Therapy Department.
AOI continually strives to provide the best in services and products to our patients. The organization is constantly brainstorming for new ways to expand the business and offer additional services within the Indianapolis metro and surrounding areas. Like other fields, research in orthotics and prosthetics is ongoing, and AOI constantly asserts to put the results of such research to practical use and utilize the latest developments in the field.