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The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA)

The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association celebrates 100 years

The collective voice of orthotics and prosthetics and proud Scheck & Siress partner, The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA), is celebrating 100 years of service in 2017. The AOPA’s roots date back to the devastation of the American Civil War and the growing need for orthotics and prosthetics. In the present […]

team usa hopeful showing off his new sled

Scheck & Siress Helps Team USA Hopefuls

Practitioners from 3 offices came together this week to make new sleds for 3 Team USA hopefuls. We’re proud to help these world class athletes reach their fullest potential! Best of luck to Noah, Andy, Jen, and the rest of Team USA.

February Play For All: Adaptive Sports with Dare2Tri

Each February, Dare2tri partners with the Chicago Children’s Museum to host an Adaptive Sports Play for All Day. On this day, the museum opens an hour early at 9 am exclusively for pre-registered families that have a family member with a disability. The whole family is welcome to enter the […]

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 […]

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 […]