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Horizon Prosthetics is proud of our team of certified Prosthetists, Orthotists and Orthotic Fitters who have over fifty years of combined service experience helping patients with their prosthetics and custom bracing needs.

Simply put, we impact lives through quality patient care. By combining, experience, passion and leading edge technology, our practitioners design and fabricate a truly unique solution for each patient that enables them to achieve their individual activity goals.

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Dave Nalder, C.P.O.

Office: Colorado Springs, Colorado
(719) – 266 – 0949

American Board Certified Orthotist & Prosthetist
Dave is an American Board Certified Orthotist/Prosthetist and received his degree from BCIT in Vancouver Canada. Dave moved from Vancouver Island to Colorado Springs Colorado in 2003 and has since been serving patient’s in Denver and Colorado Springs.

Dave works with pediatric and geriatric populations and has supported athletes from the Wounded Warriors and Paralympic Athletes in Colorado Springs.

Dave has a background in prosthetic fabrication and often designs items in house for better customization and quicker more controlled turn over.

“I feel so lucky to get to do this, as a career. I get the diversity of serving the client directly, while also getting the satisfaction of creating in the lab”.

Matthew Harris, C.P.O.

Office: Colorado Springs, Colorado
(719) – 266 – 0949

Board Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist
Matthew Harris is a Board Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist and has been practicing since 2014. He attended The University of Toledo and obtained a degree in Biomechanical Engineering in 2010. In 2012, he received a Masters of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics from The University Of Pittsburgh.

Matt began his career at Hanger Prosthetics in Greeley, Colorado as a technician for a year. He then joined Certified Orthopedics in Fort Collins, Colorado, where he completed his training and residency. When his wife was transferred from FE Warren Missile Base in Wyoming to Schriever AFB in Colorado Springs in 2016 he joined Horizon Prosthetics.

Matt Specializes in Adult Orthotics as well as the utilization of microprocessor ankle technology and hydraulic ankle technology in lower limb prosthetics.

Matt is married to his wife Captain Tracey Harris of the USAF. They have a horse, cat, and service dog, Hank, who joins Matt at Horizon every day.

Matt is a horseback rider, hunter, and member of Magnum Shooting Supply gun range.

Matt Schenk, CPO

Office: Englewood, Colorado
(303) 660 – 1238

American Board Certified Certified Prosthetist & Orthotist, Director of Clinical Operations

Education: B.S. in Biology at Colorado State University; B.S. in Prosthetics and Orthotics at University of Washington

Matt works out of Horizon’s Englewood location and has been servicing the Denver Metro area with the highest level of care for over 10 years. He takes pride in thoroughly evaluating and listening to his patient’s needs in order to get them back to the life they want to lead. He services patients of all ages and specializes in spinal trauma, pediatric prosthetics/orthotics as well as advanced lower extremity prosthetic and orthotic solutions.

Outside of work, Matt enjoys exploring the outdoors with his wife and two young children.

Cory Vericker, COF

Office: Denver, Colorado
(303) 660 – 1238

Director of Sales, Certified Orthotic Fitter
Schedule Appointment: (303) 660 – 1238
Schedule Sales: (303) 547 – 4602

Cory is a Certified Orthotic Fitter and holds his certificate from the Board of Certification/Accreditation. Prior to working with Horizon Prosthetics, he was a student in Fort Collins, CO studying exercise science.

Cory began his career in the field of orthotics and durable medical equipment in 2012. He has since worked with dozens of orthopedic and physical therapy clinics in Colorado to help implement bracing and orthoses in treatment plans for patients of all backgrounds.

Outside of work, Cory is an avid weightlifter and food enthusiast. He has competed in both Strongman and Powerlifting competitions and would like to someday return to competing.

Dan Irlbeck, CPO

Office: Lafayette, Colorado
(720) 549 – 9136

American Board Certified Certified Prosthetist & Orthotist

Dan has been a certified clinician since 2004 and has lived and practiced in the Denver area since 2005. He is available to see patients at the Horizon Prosthetics Lafayette location, outside clinics and home visits in the surrounding communities; including Summit County.

Dan is also also a Pediatric Orthotic Specialist

Dan earned his BS and MS degrees in Sports Medicine from The University of Iowa, in his home state. He received both his Prosthetic and Orthotic education from Northwestern University in Chicago. Dan has an extensive background in athletics and sports medicine allowing him to comprehensively approach each case and help his patients overcome biomechanical dysfunctions affecting the musculoskeletal system. He works to restore independence and self-confidence to adults and children who have suffered limb loss, injury or congenital birth abnormality. An educator at heart, Dan enjoys discussing pathologies and function with his patients to give them an understanding of their journey and what they can expect through the services he provides.

In conjunction with his experience and knowledge in sports medicine and adult orthotics and prosthetics, Dan has a true passion for making a difference in the lives of children. He specializes in pediatric conditions such as: plagiocephaly, scoliosis, hypotonia, autism and Cerebral Palsy. He builds a rapport with his pediatric patients, parents, physical therapists and medical referral sources, becoming an integral part of the rehabilitation team. His diverse background allows him to approach each case with a critical thinking mindset and high expectations for positive outcomes.

Outside of work, Dan enjoys home projects, sports and spending time outdoors with his family.

Brandon McElhinney, COF, CPED

Office: Layfayette, Colorado
(719) 266 – 0949

American Board Certified Orthotic Fitter & Certified Pedorthist
Brandon has been in the O&P industry for 14 years. He received is Orthotic Fitter Certification in 2011 and his Pedorthist Certification in 2018. He fits off-the-shelf bracing, shoes, custom foot Orthotics.

Brandon worked at the Denver VA prosthetics walk-in clinic for eight years and has served over three thousand VA patients in both Denver and Colorado Springs.

Brandon was diagnosed with cancer as a teen in 1997 and can relate to many patients first hand regarding their struggles and working through the difficulties of rehabilitation and getting back to an enjoyable way of life.

Brandon enjoys the outdoors including skiing, hiking, camping, horseback riding, riding his motorcycle, and piloting fixed-wing, and rotary aircraft. He is a proud father 1 year old son who keeps him on his toes.

Jason Alford / Orthotic Prosthetic Technician

Office: Colorado Springs, Colorado
(719) – 266 – 0949

Orthotic Prosthetic Technician

Education: Associates degree in Business Management and Ski Operations
Experience: 20 years experience in O&P fabrication Cad Cam trained
Personal: Love of the outdoors enjoy hiking, skiing, biking, fly fishing
 

Kevin Hickey, CPO

Office: Denver, Colorado
(303) 412 – 6251

American Board Certified Certified Prosthetist & Orthotist

Kevin earned a master’s degree in orthotics and prosthetics from Eastern Michigan University in 2011 and is an ABC certified prosthetist and orthotist. After completion of his orthotic residency at the University of Michigan Orthotics and Prosthetics Center he moved back to Colorado where he completed his prosthetic residency.

Kevin has experience in lower extremity orthotics, spinal bracing, pediatric care including scoliosis bracing, lower extremity bracing and cranial remolding orthoses. He also has experience with burn management, functional electrical stimulation in treatment of foot drop and prosthetic experience including elevated vacuum systems and microprocessor knees.

Kevin grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison for undergraduate studies. Kevin and his wife enjoy skiing, hiking, camping and any excuse to spend time in the mountains with their two young girls.

Pawel Brzozka, CP, CFO

Office: Denver, Colorado
(303) 412 – 6251

American Board Certified Certified Prosthetist & Orthotic Fitter
Pawel Brzozka graduated from Bialystok Polytechnic Institute with Masters Degrees in Electromechanical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering with focus in Orthopedics and Prosthetics. After graduation, he completed the Prosthetics Certificate program at Northwestern University Prosthetics and Orthotics Center in Chicago IL.

Pawel started his career as a prosthetic and orthotic technician, mastering the fabrication techniques. He did his prosthetic residency at MD Orthotic and Prosthetic Labs in Chicago, IL where he specialized in CAD-CAM fabrication and lower limb prosthetics. Pawel’s mechanical engineering experience makes him a unique problem-solver, who enjoys the challenge of difficult cases. Pawel serves on a board of Vitality in Action Foundation, whose mission is to empower people with disabilities through various activities, with special attention on physical vitality, social activity, and mental acumen.

In his free time, Pawel is an avid mountain-biker, hiker, and skier. He lives in Denver with his wife Karolina and son Kuba.

Deanna Acosta, CFO

Office: Layfayette, Colorado
(720) 549 – 9136

Certified Orthotic Fitter
Deanna is a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant in the State of Colorado and has been practicing for 5 years. She has practiced in an outpatient clinic, CACC, and at a pediatric home health agency, First Steps Pediatric. She has continued education in Manual Muscle Techniques and Kinesiology taping. She is now working as an Orthotic Fitter. She has experience working with a large scope of patients and has a desire to help people better their daily lives. She loves to work out, hike, travel, and spend time with her family and friends.

Jordan Pittman, CPOA

Office: Colorado Springs, Colorado
(719) – 266 – 0949

American Board Certified Certified Prosthetic Assistant

Jordan graduated from the University of British Columbia Okanagan with her Bachelors of Human Kinetics in 2015, and began a clinical prosthetic and orthotic education in the spring of 2017. She has since passed her prosthetic assistant exam and will challenge the orthotic assistant exam in the summer of 2019.

Clinically, Jordan has a special interest in pediatrics and sports prosthetics. While in university, she served as the student athletic trainer for the varsity rugby program, and she spent the past winter volunteering with the ski program at the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park.

After work, Jordan loves to spend time outside; snowboarding in the winter and rock climbing in the summer!