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Amit Bhanti

Amit Bhanti is a Certified and Licensed Prosthetist and Orthotistcaring for patients since he co-founded CPO in 2005. He is the CEO, co-owner, and Clinical Director of CPO and oversees all clinical operations. He provides prosthetic and orthotic care at the Peoria office, as well as more difficult cases throughout the company for adult and pediatric patients and also attends several clinics in the area. He specializes in scoliosis and pediatrics. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists. Amit graduated from All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 1998 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics. He received his Graduate Education in Orthotic and Prosthetic education from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Prosthetic and Orthotic Center in 2000. He is certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics, and is licensed by the State of Illinois. During his tenure as CPO Clinical Director he has demonstrated exceptional abilities to lead the group and helped establish a successful residency program in orthotics and prosthetics. Outside of the office, Amit enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.
Languages: English
University: Northwestern University
Clinical Certification: CPO, LPO
Expertise: Gomez and SpineCor Scoliosis Systems
You can visit the practitioner at the following CPO Clinics
Peoria

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Don Goertzen

Donald W. “Don” Goertzen is a Certified and Licensed Prosthetist and Orthotist and an amputee himself, caring for patients at CPO since he co-founded the company in 2005. Don is the President of CPO and sees patients throughout the entire company. Don provides prosthetic and orthotic care at all of the CPO locations for adult and pediatric patients. He specializes in C-Leg, Harmony, Helix Leg, Rheo Knee, Limb-Logic, Utah Arm, and Surestep, RCR transtibial, Transfemoral expert, MAS socket, Bikini hip socket, Genium knee, Helix Hip, and other specialties. Don graduated from Cerritos College with a degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics in 1978 and the UCLA Prosthetic Program in 1981. He is certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics and is licensed by the State of Illinois. He is also a member of the International Society for Prosthetists & Orthotists. Don is the Chief Clinical Officer and prosthetic trainer for CPO practitioners. Outside of the office, Don enjoys his time playing golf, collecting firearms, fishing, and spending time with his family.
Languages: English
University: Cerritos College, UCLA
Clinical Certification: CP, LPO, BOCPO
Expertise: C-Leg, Harmony, Helix Leg, Rheo Knee, Limb-Logic, Utah Arm, SureStep
You can visit the practitioner at the following CPO Clinics
Peru
Streator
Ottawa Clinic
Rockford
Peoria
Bloomington
Galesburg
Kewanee
Quincy

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Romel Bhanti

Romel Bhanti is a Certified and Licensed Prosthetist caring for patients at CPO since 2006.He is the Vice-President of CPO and Area Practice Manager at the Springfield and Jacksonville offices He provides prosthetic and orthotic care at the Springfield and Jacksonville offices for adult and pediatric patients and also attends several clinics in the area. He specializes in Microprocessor Knees and Feet such as the Rheo Knee, Power Knee, C-Leg, and others. Romel Bhanti received his Prosthetics & Orthotics Degree from Maharastra University of Health Sciences, Mumbai, India and completed his residency in Urbana-Champaign in 2003. He is a member of the American Orthotics & Prosthetics Association and International Society for Prosthetists & Orthotists. He is certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics, and is licensed by the State of Illinois. Outside of the office,Romel enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids. He also enjoys building computer programs and other IT related programs.
Languages: English
University: Maharastra University, University of Illinois
Clinical Certification: Certified and Licensed Prosthetist
Expertise: C-Leg, Stance Control KAFO
You can visit the practitioner at the following CPO Clinics
Chicago - Western Ave
Brookfield
Chicago - 87th Street
Olympia Fields

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Todd E. McAllister

Todd McAllister is a Certified and Licensed Prosthetist caring for patients at CPO since 2010. He is the Director of Prosthetics out of the Peoria and Peru offices. He provides prosthetic/orthotic care at the Peoria and Peru offices for adult and pediatric patients and also attends several clinics in the area. He specializes in a wide variety of Prosthetic devices such as C-Leg, Upper Extremity Myoelectrics, Rheo Knee, Plie Knee, Limb-Logic, MAS Socket Design, RCR Transtibial Socket Design. Todd is a member of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists. In 2002 he received the distinction of Fellow of the Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (FAAOP.) The designation Fellow of the Academy is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon Academy Active Member. This elite status is attained by those with a demonstrated commitment to mastering their profession through sustained educational pursuits and a proven track record of service to both their community and the O&P field. Todd McAllister graduated from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Prosthetic and Orthotic Center. He has been Certified and Licensed in Prosthetics since 1993. Todd also teaches prosthetic courses to many area colleges and universities. Outside of the office, Todd enjoys being with family and friends. He enjoys being outside doing anything. He enjoys fishing and hunting. He is also active in his church as a Eucharistic Minister.
Languages: English
University: Northwestern University
Clinical Certification: Certified and Licensed Prosthetist
Expertise: C-Leg, Upper Extremity Myoelectrics, Rheo Knee, Plie Knee, Limb-Logic, MAS Socket Design, RCR Transtibial Socket Design
You can visit the practitioner at the following CPO Clinics
Peru
Streator
Ottawa Clinic
Rockford
Peoria
Galesburg
Kewanee

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Robin McRae

Robin McRae is a Certified and Licensed Prosthetist and a Certified Orthotic Fitter, caring for patients at CPO since 2010. She is the Clinic Manager at the Bloomington office. She provides prosthetic and orthotic care at the Bloomington, Decatur, and Champaign offices for adult and pediatric patients and also attends several clinics in the area. She specializes in the C-Leg, Upper Extremity Myoelectrics, Power Knee, RCR Transtibial Socket Design, Genium and Orion MPK. She is a member of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists She is an ABC certified and licensed prosthetist who graduated from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Prosthetic and Orthotic Center and completed her residency at Prosthetic Laboratories in Rochester, MN. She received her Masters of Education in Sports Management from the University of Minnesota. Robin earned her B.A. with a major in Sports Studies and Management, and a minor in Health, from Bemidji State University. Outside of the office, Robin enjoys spending her time with her son and enjoying outdoor activities such as hiking, running, and bike-riding.
Languages: English
University: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Prosthetic and Orthotic Center
Clinical Certification: Certified and Licensed Prosthetist
Expertise: C-Leg, Upper Extremity Myoelectrics, Power Knee, RCR Transtibial Socket Design, Genium and Orion MPK
You can visit the practitioner at the following CPO Clinics
Peoria
Bloomington
Decatur

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Tracy Melton

Tracy Melton is a Certified and Licensed in Prosthetics and Orthotics, caring for patients at CPO since 2012. He is the Area Practice Manager overseeing the Bloomington, Decatur, and Champaign offices. He provides prosthetic and orthotic care at the Bloomington, Decatur, and Champaign offices for adult and pediatric patients and also attends several clinics in the area. He specializes in Pediatric Pedorthics, Orion MPK, Gomez Orthotic Spine System, Utah Arm & ProControl, Orthomerica Cranial Remolding Orthoses. Tracy completed his pedorthic training at Dr. William M. Scholl college of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University in 2005. He graduated from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Prosthetic and Orthotic Center in 2010 with a focus on Orthotics and again in 2011 for Prosthetics. He completed his Orthotic Residency in 2012 and his Prosthetic Residency in 2013 at Comprehensive Prosthetics and Orthotics. Tracy’s undergraduate education includes an Associate’s Degree in Fine Arts and an Associate’s Degree in General Science from Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois. His Bachelor of Science Degree is from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois, with a focus in Career and Organizational Studies. Outside of the office, Tracy enjoys spending time with his wife and children in Le Roy, Illinois.
Languages: English
University: Northwestern University
Clinical Certification: CPO, C.Ped
Speciality Certification: Pediatric Pedorthics, Orion MPK, Gomez Orthotic Spine System, Utah Arm & ProControl, Orthomerica Cranial Remolding Orthoses
You can visit the practitioner at the following CPO Clinics
Bloomington
Decatur
Peoria
Springfield
Champaign

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David Beierschmitt

David Beierschmitt is a Certified and Licensed Orthotist caring for patients since 2012.He is the Area Practice Manager overseeing the Rockford, Sycamore, Freeport offices. He provides orthotic care at the Rockford, Sycamore, and Freeport offices for adult and pediatric patients and also attends several clinics in the area. He specializes in Cranial Helmets, Walk Aid, Dynamic Afo's, TAOS, and Custom Flat Knit Compression Wear. David graduated from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Prosthetic and Orthotic Center in 1995 with a degree in Orthotics. He is certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics, and is licensed by the State of Illinois. Outside of the office, David enjoys spending time with his kids, playing softball and being outside.
Languages: English
University: Northwestern University
Clinical Certification: Certified and Licensed Orthotist
Speciality Certification: Cranial Helmets, Walk Aid, Dynamic Afo's, TAOS, Custom Flat Knit Compression Wear
You can visit the practitioner at the following CPO Clinics
Rockford

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Jason Bruning

Jason Bruning is an Orthotic and Prosthetic Assistant caring for patients at CPO since 2007. He is an Orthotic Prosthetic Assistant at the Springfield and Jacksonville offices. Jason began working in Orthotics and Prosthetics in 2007 as a lab technician for Peter Orthopedics in Bloomington. He now assists the Springfield and Jacksonville offices full time. Outside of the office, Jason enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, gardening, and anything outside.
Languages: English
Speciality Certification: Juzo Advanced Custom Fitter
You can visit the practitioner at the following CPO Clinics
Peoria

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Dennis W. Dillard

Dennis Dillard is a Certified and Licensed Pedorthist and Certified Technician caring for patients at CPO since 2011. He is the Certified Pedorthist at the Peoria and Bloomington offices. He provides pedorthic care at the Peoria and Bloomington offices for adult and pediatric patients and also attends several clinics in the area. Dennis graduated from Oklahoma State University and provides direct patient care and education for diabetic and arthritic foot care management. Dennis is an active volunteer in professional organizations. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics. He is also Vice Chairperson of the State of Illinois Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics Board. Outside of the office, Dennis enjoys spending time with his wife, his four children, and three grandchildren.
Languages: English
University: Oklahoma State University
Clinical Certification: ABC Certified Pedorthist and ABC Certified Technician in Orthotics
You can visit the practitioner at the following CPO Clinics
Peoria
Bloomington
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Karen Cieslak

Karen Cieslak is a Certified and Licensed Prosthetist and Orthotist caring for patients at CPO since 2014. She is the Prosthetist and Orthotist at the Arlington Heights office. She provides prosthetic and orthotic care at the Arlington Heights office for adult and pediatric patients and also attends several clinics in the area. She specializes in myoelectric prosthetic designs, Harmony, LimbLogic and Unity Vacuum Systems, upper and lower extremity prosthetics, including pediatrics and atypical designs. Karen Cieslak graduated from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Prosthetic and Orthotic Center in 1984 with dual disciplines in Prosthetics and Orthotics. She is certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics, and is licensed by the State of Illinois. Outside of the office, Karen enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Languages: English

You can visit the practitioner at the following CPO Clinics
Arlington Heights

Nick Crum

Nick Crum is a Certified and Licensed Orthotist caring for patients at CPO since 2015. He is the Area Manager at the Rock Island and Moline offices. He provides prosthetic/orthotic care at the Rock Island and Moline offices for adult and pediatric patients and also attends several clinics in the area. He specializes in Charleston Bending Brace and Pediatric Orthotics. Nick graduated from Drake University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. He studied Prosthetics and Orthotics at Northwestern University and has been working in the field since 1998. He is certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics, and is licensed by the State of Illinois and Iowa. Outside of the office, Nick enjoys biking and photography and spending time with his daughter, Hanna, and his many pets.
Languages: English
University:Northwestern University
Clinical Certification: ABC ceritified, Charleston Bending Brace
Expertise: Pediatric Orthotics
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Erik Malone

Erik Malone is a Certified and Licensed Orthotic Assistant and Orthotic Technician caring for patients at CPO since 2015. He is an Orthotic Assistant at the Rock Island and Moline offices. He provides orthotic care at the Rock Island and Moline offices for adult and pediatric patients and also attends several clinics in the area. Erik graduated Century College and earned his Orthotic Technician Certification in 2002. Erik received his Orthotic Assistant Certification in 2005. Outside of the office, Erik enjoys spending time with his family, doing projects in his garage, volunteering at a local homeless shelter, teaching Sunday school, and working with youth at his church.
Languages: English
University:Century College
Clinical Certification: ABC orthotic assistant certification
Expertise: Tailor devices for specific patients
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Matthew Cain

Matthew Cain is a Certified and Licensed Orthotist caring for patients at CPO since 2015. He is the Orthotist at Freeport office. He provides orthotic care at the Freeport office for adult and pediatric patients and also attends several clinics in the area. Matthew has worked with people of all ages and needs as in-patients, out-patients, and those living in extended care facilities. Matthew graduated from Cook County Hospital School of Orthopedic Technology in 1992. He is certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and is licensed by the State of Illinois. Outside of the office, Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife, Susan, and daughter Lily. Matthew is a big racing fan.
Languages: English
University:Cook county hospital school of orthopedic technology
Clinical Certification: ABC certified in orthotics
Expertise: Microsoft products and OPIE
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Ellie Boomer

Ellie Boomer is a Certified and Licensed Prosthetist and Orthotist caring for patients at CPO since 2015. She is a Prosthetist and Orthotist seeing patients out of the Decatur office. She provides prosthetic and orthotic care at CPO's Decatur office for adult and pediatric patients and also attends several clinics in the area. She specializes in Scoliosis, Dynamic Movement Orthotics, Cranial Remolding Orthoses, Dynamic AFOs and TAOS. Ellie is the Vice Chair and formerly the Chair of the Craniofacial Society for the Academy of Orthotics and Prosthetics. Ellie graduated from the University of California at Davis with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and Nutritional Science. She completed Northwestern University’s Orthotic Program and California State University at Dominguez Hill’s Prosthetic Program. She is certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics, and is licensed by the State of Illinois. Outside of the office, Ellie likes to spend time outdoors with her husband and her dog.
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Tara Ferencik

Tara Ferencik is a Certified and Licensed Prosthetist and Orthotist caring for patients at CPO since 2015. She is Prosthetist & Orthotist at the Rock Island and Moline offices. She provides prosthetic and orthotic care at the Rock Island and Moline for adult and pediatric patients and also attends several clinics in the area. She specializes in the Rheo Knee, Proprio Foot, and Bioness. Tara graduated from Loyola University in Chicago. She received her Orthotic and Prosthetic education from Northwestern University in 1995. She is certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics, and is licensed by the State of Illinois. Outside of the office, Tara enjoys traveling, competing in triathlons and anything sports and outdoor related. Her best pal is her chocolate Lab, Sandy.
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Phil Whiteside

Phillip Whiteside is a Certified and Licensed Prosthetist and Orthotist caring for patients at CPO since 2015. He is one of the Certified Prosthetists/ Orthotists at the Peoria and Peru offices. He provides prosthetic and orthotic care at the Peoria and Peru offices for adult and pediatric patients and also attends several clinics in the area. Phillip graduated from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Prosthetic and Orthotic Center program in 1989. Outside of the office, Phil enjoys hiking, yard work, and home improvement projects.
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Brian Steinberg

Brian D. Steinberg, CO/LO, is state licensed and board certified in Orthotics by the American Board for Certification (ABC), insuring the highest level of competency and patient care. As an active member of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists and the Illinois Society of Orthotists, he serves his patients and medical community with the most advanced care available today by utilizing state of the art techniques and maintain continuing education within the field. With over 25 years of experience in orthotics, Brian is able to care for a diverse patient population including Pediatrics, Geriatrics, and those with spinal, lower extremity, and upper extremity orthotic needs. He is well versed in the latest orthotic technologies to enhance long term patient care. In addition he has received his certification in Neuro-Prosthetics, utilizing electrical stimulation to reactivate and rebuild paralyzed muscles, as well as to treat patients who are in chronic disabling pain. With numerous articles as well receiving a national leadership award Brian is committed to Evidence Based Care providing his patients with superior outcomes.
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Scott Hendron

Scott Hendron is a ABC Certified Pedorthist caring for patients at CPO since 2015 and in the field of O & P since 1992. He provides pedorthic care at the Munster, IN and St John, IN offices for adult and pediatric patients and also attends several clinics in the area. Scott attended Indiana University and Northwestern University and provides patient care and education for lower extremity diagnoses. He specializes in wound care management and sports related injuries. Outside of the office, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and following all Chicago sports teams and Indiana University basketball.
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Seema Sheikh

Seema Sheikh is a Certified and Licensed Prosthetist and Orthotist, caring for patients at CPO since 2016. She provides prosthetic and orthotic care at the Munster office for pediatric to geriatric patients. Seema also attends several clinics in the area. She specializes in microprocessor knees & ankles, TF Sockets, vacuum socket technique systems, upper extremity prosthetics. She also specializes in pedatric braces, scoliosis, walk aide stimulator for upper motor neuron lesion patients, cranial remolding orthotics. In addition to her 20 years in the field of O&P, Seema brings her extensive education to help her care for patients. She holds two bachelor degrees; a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA and one in Prosthetics and Orthotics from University of Peshawar, Pakistan. She also attained a Masters degree in Orthopedic Technology in Bufa - Germany. Seema received her certification from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Prosthetics & Orthotic Centre.
Clinical Interests and Expertise Include: • Adult Upper and Lower Extremity Orthotics
• Adult Upper and Lower Extremity Prosthetics
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David Patridge

David Patridge is a Certified and Licensed Prosthetist and Orthotist, caring for patients at CPO since 2016. He provides prosthetic and orthotic care at the Quincy clinic for adult and pediatric patients and also attends several clinics in the area. David graduated from Shelby State University of Tennessee Memphis where he received certificates in prosthetics and orthotics. Outside of the office, David enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling.
Clinical Interests and Expertise Include: • Adult Upper and Lower Extremity Orthotics
• Adult Upper and Lower Extremity Prosthetics
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Alex Carter

Alex Carter is a prosthetic and orthotic resident caring for patients at CPO since 2016. He is completing his residency in our Peoria clinic. He provides prosthetic and orthotic care at the Peoria office for adult and pediatric patients and also attends several clinics in the area. Alex graduated from Cedarville University in Cedarville, OH with a bachelors of science in Allied Health and completed his Master's in Prosthetics and Orthotics at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Outside of the office, Alex likes to spend time with his family.
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Arijit Sarkar

Arijit Sarkar is finishing his orthotic and prosthetic residency at CPO and has been with CPO since early 2017. He provides prosthetic and orthotic care at our Chicago Western Avenue clinic for adult and pediatric patients and also attends several clinics throughout the Chicago area. Arijit received his prosthetics and orthotics degree from West Bengal University of Health Sciences.
Languages: English
University: West Bengal University of Health Sciences
You can visit the practitioner at the following CPO Clinics
Chicago Western
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Lauren Bronski

Lauren Bronski is an ABC Certified and Illinois Licensed Prosthetist and Orthotist caring for patients at CPO since 2017. She provides prosthetic and orthotic care at our Arlington Heights clinic for adult and pediatric patients and also attends several clinics in the Chicago area. Lauren received her prosthetics and orthotics degree from Northwestern University's Feinberg's School of Medicine Orthotic and Prosthetic Certificate Program. Outside of the office, Lauren enjoys playing basketball, scrapbooking and helping her dad take care of his honey bees.

Nickolas Johansen

Nickolas Johansen is an ABC Certified Orthotic Fitter joined the CPO team in 2017. He provides orthotic care at our Springfield clinic for adult and pediatric patients and also attends several clinics in the Central Illinois area.

Srivatsa Tuppal

Srivatsa Tuppal is an orthotic and prosthetic resident at Comprehensive Prosthetics and Orthotics. He provides prosthetic and orthotic care at our Peoria clinic for adult and pediatric patients and also attends several clinics in the Central Illinois area.

Billy Gordon

Billy J. Gordon is a prosthetic and orthotic resident at Comprehensive Prosthetics and Orthotics and has been with CPO since 2017. He provides prosthetic and orthotic care at our Chicago area clinics for adult and pediatric patients.