Scheck It Out Blog


Carlos Ferniza Walking

Carlos Ferniza was diagnosed with a rare spinal disorder -Cauda Equina Syndrome – which paralyzed him from the waist down. His odds of ever walking again were 50%. Here he is after 2 years of of hard work, surgery and physical therapy with his new carbon fiber AFO’s made by […]


The Moving Story of Vidal Lopez

We had a special day at UIC yesterday with the entire Chicago press core covering the story of Vidal Lopez. Learn more about this special young man from the local press. http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Double-Amputee-Gets-New-Legs-Thanks-to-Help-From-Boston-Marathon-Bombing-Survivor-413636823.html http://wgntv.com/2017/02/13/local-amputee-helped-by-boston-bombing-survivor/ http://abc7chicago.com/news/boston-marathon-bombing-survivor-helps-teen-get-new-prosthetic-legs/1752754/ http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/235612841-story http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-teen-amputee-prosthetic-legs-20170213-story.html


CRIMAL — Brett Kramer 2016 — in Queretaro, Mexico

The Total Rehabilitation Center for the Mobility Impaired (CRIMAL-El Centro de Rehabilitación Integral para Minusválidos del Aparato Locomotor). This center has provided prostheses and physical rehabilitation to innumerable amputee patients through the participation of generous donors, volunteer practitioners, and the efforts of the CRIMAL directors. Brett Kramer has donated his […]


Employee Spotlight – Brett Kramer CPO/LPO

Mr. Kramer is an American Board certified and Illinois Licensed Orthotist and Prosthetist. As the son of a Prosthetist/Orthotist, Brett began participating in the fields of O&P as a technician at the age of 16. Prior to leaving for college, he became a competent O&P technician specializing in the design […]


Employee Spotlight – Suzette Thomas

Suzette oversees our Electronic Payment Poster Specialist, Suzette is responsible for training team members, documenting and performing all functions of payment posting to ensure maximum reimbursement. She has been with Scheck and Siress since 2008. Suzette received her Diploma in Medical Billing and Coding at Medical Careers Institute in Chicago, […]


Employee Spotlight – David Speers CPO/LPO

David Speers is an American Board Certified and Illinois Licensed Orthotist and Prosthetist and is the manager working in the Schaumburg office of Scheck & Siress. David’s practice includes a great number of pediatric patients. He sees a large number of pediatric patients with scoliosis, cerebral palsy, spina bifida and […]


Rescind the Medicare proposal restricting access to prosthetic limbs and returning amputees to 1970’s standards of care.

Medicare has proposed a new lower limb prosthetic policy that restricts coverage and would send amputees back to 1970’s standards of care. This will eventually spread to the VA and all private payers, including yours. We need your help. RIGHT NOW, please sign the “We the People” petition to preserve […]


ESPY Nominations and Wins

  Last week the star-studded ESPY awards took place to award some of the greatest athletes and notables of the year. An ESPY Award is an accolade presented by ESPN to recognize individual and team athletic achievement and other sports-related performance during the calendar year preceding a given annual ceremony. Caitlyn Jenner […]