Scheck It Out Blog


5 Tips for Traveling with a Prosthesis

Flight Travel with a Prosthesis Ahhhhhh that overdue vacation. Tickets booked, bags packed, dreams of the soothing ocean waves running through your head. But wait…. How do you go through the airport with your prosthesis? The rules of traveling with a prosthesis can seem unclear. Below are some tips for smooth sailings from Scheck & […]

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 boat and watch fireworks. The […]

Five Ways You Can Prevent Falls (And Emergency Room Visits)

Did you know that falls are among the highest causes for injuries leading to emergency department visits? While community obstacles are normally out of our control, we can do our best to maintain a safe household environment. With the first day of Fall being just around the corner, what better time than now to make […]

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, trauma and situations of extreme […]

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 a major contributor of hip […]

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 talented team of practitioners take […]

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 Inc., patients are always encourages […]

David Speers, CPO/L, Thranhardt Award Winner Speaks at the 44th Academy Annual Meeting & Scientific Symposium

We are excited to announce that Scheck & Siress Practitioner David Speers’ abstract, “Functional Bracing for Treatment of Pediatric Diaphyseal Femoral Fractures: An Alternative to Spica Casting?”, has been selected as a Howard R. Thranhardt Lecture Series Award winner. As a Thranhardt winner, David will deliver his presentation at The Academy’s 44th Annual Meeting and […]

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 Prosthetist & Orthotist, and brings […]