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5 Event Spaces in the Oak Brook, Illinois Area

Are you putting together a special event in the Oak Brook, Illinois, area? Then you want to host it at a venue that can help make your celebration a memorable one. No matter what size gathering you have in mind, you know you can find a spot that will perfectly […]

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What Is the Oswestry Disability Index?

Also known as the Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire, the Oswestry Disability Index helps to measure a patient’s lower back pain. It evaluates the extent to which the patient’s level of function is restricted by the pain, concentrating on the effects rather than the nature of the pain. Considered […]


What Is the Romberg Test & How the Romberg Test Is Performed

The Romberg test is a very common assessment of an individual’s balance and coordination. This test has been around for 150 years, proving its effectiveness as well as its ease of use. While the Romberg test can provide helpful clues for diagnosing various issues, it is not in itself a […]

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Best Orthotics For Flat Feet

When you have foot problems, it can ruin your entire day. You stand on them all day at work, dreaming about going home to put them up to find some relief. If you suffer from foot pain, in particular flat feet, allow the experts at Scheck and Siress to offer […]


How to Make Prosthetics

Prostheses, also known as artificial legs and arms, can restore some normal functions for amputees. Each amputee is unique, which means each prosthetic must be custom-designed to fit the patient’s body. According to the Amputee Coalition, prosthetics have a lifespan of about three years, but other factors contribute, such as […]

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Chicago’s Must-See Public Art Installations

The streets of Chicago almost act as their own art gallery for the residents in Chicago. The abundance of statues, sculptures, and murals mean you get to experience something new with each step. With so much to see and photograph, you can spend the entire day looking for the art […]


What Is the 30-Second Sit-to-Stand Test and How Is it Performed?

Assessing the physical capabilities of a patient is a critical process in providing care to an individual. Testing allows physicians to determine their patient’s condition to craft a care and treatment plan to help improve the patient’s daily life. The 30-second sit-to-stand test is a simple test that allows for assessment of […]

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What is Phantom Pain?

Originally theorized to be a psychological issue, Phantom Limb Pain (PLP) is now treated as a condition of the central nervous system. The sensations or pains originate in the brain and spinal cord, therefore they feel as real as if the limb was still there. Research over recent decades has yielded […]


10 Famous Amputees You May Not Know About

You may not realize it, but there are many famous amputees. Many of these celebrity amputees continue to live incredible lives, often helping others who have experienced similar situations. Learn about 10 celebrity amputees and their stories. Rick Allen Rick Allen, the drummer for Def Leppard, lost control of his […]

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The 12 Most Breathtaking Views of Chicago

Chicago is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful American cities. From beautiful Lake Michigan to the city skyline, there are many stunning spots to enjoy in Chicago. Here are 12 spots offering breathtaking views of this magnificent city. Belmont Harbor Found at the center of Chicago’s Lincoln Park, Belmont Harbor […]


Caring for Your Feet When You Have Diabetes: Diabetic Foot Care

With diabetes, there are several complications that can make you more prone to foot issues. First, high blood sugar can mean you’re at risk for infection. Second, you might unknowingly suffer from nerve damage, or neuropathy. Diabetes can also impede circulation, making you more prone to injuries, cuts, calluses, and blisters. […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]


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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 […]

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