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Orthotics Prosthetics Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Prosthetics, Orthotics, Orthotics Prosthetics Artificial Limbs, Braces, Bio Mechanics, Orthotist, Prosthetist, Orthotic Prosthetics Lower Limb Orthotics, Lower Limb Prosthetic, Spinal Orthotics, Ortho Prosthetics Foot Orthotic, Halo Brace, Charleston Bending Brace,

Expert Witness No.1032

Michigan

Position: President/CPO of Orthotic/Prosthetic Consultant Services
Institution and Location:

  • Rancho Los Amigos, Hospital Cert. in Orthotics 1977 Orthotics
  • Northwestern University Cert. in Prosthetics 1989 Prosthetics
  • Brigham Young University Bachelors 1991 Ind. Study
  • University of Oklahoma Masters 1998 Liberal Studies
  • Area of Focus: Orthotics/Prosthetics, Health Education, Administration , and
    Health Economics

Professional Positions:

  • 1975 – 1976 Staff Orthotist, Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, Downey, CA
  • 1976 – 1980 Staff Orthotist, Harbor Orthopedic, San Diego, CA
  • 1980 – 1982 Chief Orthotist, Hillcrest Medical Center, Tulsa, OK
  • 1982 – 1989 Owner: Orthotic Consultants, Tulsa , OK
  • 1989 – 1993 Orthotist/Prosthetist, Orthotic/Prosthetics Consultants, Tulsa, OK
  • 1993 – 2008 Director of Clinical & Technical Services, Orthotics & Prosthetics
    Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 2008 – 2016 Senior Staff CPO/Research Practitioner, University of Michigan.
  • 2016 – Present: Retired CPO from University of Michigan. President of Orthotic/Prosthetic Consulting Services.
  • 1994 – Present: National Board Examiner, American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics
  • 2016 – Present: Practitioner Surveyor for Accreditation for the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics
  • 1986 – 1987: Elected President of the Oklahoma Association for Orthotics and Prosthetics
  • 1998 – 2004: Commission Member, National Commission for Orthotics and Prosthetics Education, NCOPE
  • 2002 – 2006 ABC Facility Accreditation Committee.
  • 2004 -2011 Orthotics/Prosthetics Instructor, Eastern Michigan University’s Orthotic/Prosthetic Master’s Program
  • 2005 – 2009 Vice President of the American Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics
  • 2006 – 2008 Board of Directors for the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists
  • 2007 – Present: Research Counsel of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists.

Research Projects:

  • Evaluation Torque Values on Ankle Foot Orthotics Using Pre-fabricated Orthotic Joints
  • Joint design for a Pediatric Trans Metatarsal Prosthesis
  • Prosthetic Walking Unit for a Tri-Membral Congenital Amputee
  • Lightweight KAFO Design Using Acrylic/Epoxy Resin and Carbon Fiber
  • Ambulatory stability using Orthotic Stance Control Knee Joints: A Preliminary Study
  • Cad-Cam Beta Testing for Cranial Molding Helmets
  • Cad-Cam Beta Testing for Custom Fabrication for Ankle Foot Orthotics
  • Removal Rigid Dressing, Measuring the Effectiveness of Protection
  • Quality of Gait Measurements with Orthotic Intervention/Prosthetic Components

Article Publications:
Available on Full CV

Current Activities:

  • Expert Witness Work in the orthotic/prosthetic field for twenty plus years.
  • Examiner for the American Board for Certification in Orthotics & Prosthetics
  • Surveyor Team Member for Facility Accreditation for the American Board for Certification in Orthoitcs, Prosthetics & Pedorthics
  • Substitute Teacher for Stockbridge High School in the Arts and Sciences
  • Announcer for High School Varsity Sports in Football and Basketball
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