A Day in the Life of Katie Gazzola

“I went on a boat with some friends on the Fox River in St. Charles, IL. It was a beautiful night and as it got dark, the river had just us and one other boat out. We were coasting in but decided to take our time to sit on the […]

Mental Illness Awareness Week

What Is Mental Illness? What Are the Signs of Mental Illness? At its core, mental illness is a disease or a series of health conditions affecting one’s mental state. Mental health problems may develop as a result of external factors (i.e. one’s environment) which include, but are not limited to, […]


Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Falls Prevention Awareness Day

What is Falls Prevention Awareness Day? The first day of fall, September 22, is Falls Prevention Awareness Day. This is a day to raise awareness about preventing fall-related injuries to older adults and at-risk populations. Falls are a leading cause of injury related emergency room visits, fatal head injuries, and […]

Scheck & Siress patient snowboarding on prosthetic leg!

For Scheck & Siress Patient Montoo Baraugh, paradise doesn’t have to be tropical. Watch Montoo snowboard with the special snowboarding leg we made for him, plus some outstanding scenery! Scheck & Siress works as a team to create the most functional solution for your orthotic, prosthetic or pedorthic needs. Our […]

snowboarding on prosthetic limb


The Three Questions Prosthetic Patients Ask

The Three Questions Prosthetic Patients Ask Over And Over If you wear a prosthesis and are always looking for answers to questions such as, “Can I change my shoes?” or “What’s an easier way to put shoes on on your prosthesis?,” then you’re not alone. At Scheck & Siress Prosthetics […]

Jason Wening, Lakshmi Narayan

Scheck & Siress Welcomes Two New Shareholders

Scheck & Siress is pleased to announce Jason Wening, CPO, and Lakshmi Narayan Shandilya, CPO, as the newest shareholders of the firm. Jason Wening, CPO/LPO, MS, FAAOP, completed his prosthetics and orthotics training at Northwestern University and joined Scheck&Siress in 2005. Jason is an American Board Certified and Illinois Licensed […]

Department of Defense Warrior Games Chicago

Join Scheck & Siress in support of the Department of Defense Warrior Games! The Department of the Navy, in partnership with the City of Chicago, hosted the annual DoD Warrior Games in Chicago from June 30 – July 8, 2017. Scheck & Siress had over 50 employee volunteers during the […]

Department of Defense (DOD) Warrior Games

Scheck & Siress partners with Northwestern University for multi-year clinical trial

Scheck & Siress and Northwestern University Orthotic Prosthetic Center have partnered in a multi-year clinical trial funded by the Department of Defense. The clinical trial, “Functional Performance Evaltion of the NU-FlexSIV for Persons with Transfemoral Amputation“, is designed to compare the newly developed NU-FlexSIV prosthetic leg socket to current standard prosthetic […]

transfemoral prosthetic leg socket

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, […]

Suzette Thomas

An open letter to Dr. Brennan:

Dr. Brennan, I am writing to oppose the Draft LCD for Prosthetic Coverage. I fully appreciate the need to save money, but this a draconian proposal that will set the field of Prosthetics and patient care back decades. I have been a bilateral below knee amputee for 40 years. I […]

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 gave […]

Aquire Woodfield Orthotics and Prosthetics

Scheck & Siress acquires Woodfield Orthotics and Prosthetics

Oakbrook Terrace, IL – Scheck & Siress announces the acquisition of Woodfield Orthotics and Prosthetics, a Chicago-based provider of orthotic and prosthetic care owned by Brett Kramer, CPO. Woodfield was started by Brett’s father, Steve Kramer, back in 1983. Brett purchased the business from his father in 2000. Brett and […]