|Qualified and Experienced Staff Makes the Difference|
|The skills and experience of the individuals making and fitting your orthotic or prosthetic device determine not only the quality and comfort of your final product, but the quality and comfort of your day-to-day life. With over two decades of experience producing quality devices, A-S-C has the knowledge and experience needed to produce a device that allows you to maintain the active, productive lifestyle you want.|
|Ted Trower, C.P.O., President|
Beginning his career as a Licensed Practical Nurse, Ted brings a training and experience base that offers a significant advantage over most practitioners who have no medical experience beyond the direct and common needs for fitting devices. Through this work, Ted developed an understanding of the characteristics of the disease process and problems that would serve as the base to A-S-Cís insistence on the proper design and fit of an appropriate orthotic or prosthetic device that is essential to the comfort and quality of your device.
After receiving a degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics at the University of Washington, Mr. Trower soon became the Assistant Director of Prosthetics and Orthotics at the University of Michigan Hospital. He came to be well known after fitting the first bilateral amputee ever fitted with the now renowned Flex-Foot components. Recognizing an obligation to participate in research and educational activities in the prosthetics field, Mr. Trower created a seminar/workshop covering the entire area of fitting and fabricating prostheses using the Flex-Foot.
As a recognized expert in his field, Flex-Foot soon asked for his help in presenting his seminar to a much wider audience throughout North America and Europe. These workshops were so well received that they continued for over fifteen years, until after Flex-Foot Inc. was purchased by Ossur.
Ted currently holds a position on the board of directors of the Michigan Orthotics & Prosthetics Association (MOPA) and is the Chairman of continuing education activities. He has previously held positions as the AAOP representative on the board of directors of the Orthotic & Prosthetic Assistance Fund (OPAF)and on the board of trustees of the International Society for Orthotics and Prosthetics, USA Member Society (USISPO). Professionals around the world who make prosthetic devices and amputees who use them recognize the experience and knowledge Mr. Trower has gained throughout his career. A-S-C clients have the advantage of being treated by a team of specialists who are the finest in their field.
|Mark Singer, CPed, R.O.F., R.T.P.|
He first entered the field of orthotics & prosthetics in 1989 as a prosthetic technician. Never one to stop learning, Mark obtained his certification as a Certified Orthotic Fitter in 1996. In early 1997 took a leave from his work in our office and attended the University of Oklahoma Okmulgee program in pedorthic care. He completed the examination requirements for his credential as a Certified Pedorthist in November of 1997.
He has extensive experience in caring for feet under the most challenging conditions. Individuals with vascular and diabetic foot ulcers, fractures, deformities, and more common conditions like heel spurs have all praised Markís skill and compassionate care.
|Experience and Knowledge to Help You|
|The knowledge and experience that our staff brings to A-S-C allows us to understand the complexities of less common or multiple conditions as well as the significant implications of medications you may be taking and the effect on orthotic and prosthetic fittings. Contact us today to learn how we can begin to help you with your needs.|