Scheck & Siress


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 […]


Scheck & Siress Patient Rico Roman featured in Superbowl Commercial

Scheck & Siress has had the pleasure of working with the Team USA Sled Hockey team, in fitting and designing custom buckets.  Rico Roman, a Scheck & Siress patient and member of Team USA was featured in commercial for Citi’s Every Step of the Way Program during the Superbowl on […]


Paddle and Ride with Us!

Scheck & Siress has partnered with Adaptive Adventures to bring fun sports to our patients in and around Chicago this Spring and Summer. If you think you’d be interested in kayaking or cycling with adaptive equipment and as much help as you need, then contact [email protected] Upcoming events include: May […]


Tammy Duckworth: from Blackhawk Pilot to Congresswoman

“She Got Out of Her Own Way” is the title of an article featuring Illinois Congresswoman, Iraq War veteran and Scheck & Siress prosthetic patient, Tammy Duckworth.  The article appears in the March/April issue of In Motion Magazine and her photo graces the cover. The article’s author, Amy Di Leo, […]


Amputees Bring Hope to Boston Injured

Two Scheck & Siress patients, Robert Donnelly and Hailey Danisewicz, flew to Boston to provide support and comfort to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.  This is funded through the Semper Fi foundation.  Hailey is an international paratriathlete and Bobby is a vet, retired from the Navy.  Bobby’s rank in the […]


Melissa Stockwell at Opening of Bush Library

IN FRONT OF 5 LIVING U.S. PRESIDENTS! Check out this impressive ceremony and distinguished recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance by Scheck & Siress Prosthetist Melissa Stockwell, CP at the dedication of the new George W. Bush Presidential Library today. Melissa is at 5:50 in the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWgVo6ow41s  


Looking for Study Subjects: Pediatric AFO Tuning

Resident Orthotist, Laura Freeman is working with Scheck & Siress and Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital on a research study that looks at the role of tuned AFOs in balance for children with neuromuscular disorders. Laura and her colleagues are looking for children ages 5-18 who are currently wearing AFOs and are […]


Trek Bikes Features and Sponsors Melissa Stockwell

Melissa is a US Veteran, world-champion athlete, coach and motivator and amputee.  She’s also a prosthetist and patient at the Scheck & Siress UIC office in Chicago. Melissa is down-to-earth and genuinely grateful for the opportunities she enjoys.  What an inspiration! There’s a great photo on the header of Trek’s […]


Jim Kaiser re-appointed to represent Illinois Prosthetists

Scheck & Siress CEO Jim Kaiser, CP/LP has been reappointed to a three-year term on the Illinois Board of Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. The role of the board is to ensure that custom prostheses (artificial limbs), custom orthoses (brace) or custom foot […]


Amputee’s Motivation Brings Success in Sports and Life

Paul, a resident of Franklin Park, has always enjoyed sports.  He is a fan of Chicago Bulls, Bears and White Sox. “I used to play several sports in high school, before a I lost my leg a little over two years ago… gymnastics, wrestling, basketball, football,” said the energetic 24 […]


Good News If You Need a Spinal Brace: GOSS is Here

Just when you thought a spinal brace was a spinal brace, along comes GOSS. The Gomez Orthotic Spine System (GOSS) is a unique method for the conservative treatment of spine deformities, like Scoliosis.  Scheck & Siress Orthotists are now trained in the application of GOSS and will begin using it to […]