Certified Prosthetist, ABC: A native of New Jersey, Michael came to Virginia in 1981. Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with an emphasis in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1985. After meeting a local Prosthetist and decided to pursue the field and was accepted to the Prosthetic Certification Program at Shelby State in Memphis Tenn. He returned to Virginia and successfully completed his internship in Washington, D.C. ¬†Once Certified by the American Board of Certification in Prosthetics he returned to Richmond and has been an integral part of Thomas G. Powell, Inc
since 1991. The past six years he has lectured medical residents at the Medical Campus of VCU on Upper Extremity Prosthetics. He regularly attends the PM&R O&P Clinic there and the Prosthetic Clinic at Woodrow Wilson Rehab. Center, located nearby to the Company's satellite office in Waynesboro, VA.
Mr. Monteiro remains current with the latest Technologies in the Prosthetic field by attending seminars and conference. Beyond his ABC Certification, he has been Certified in the following special systems: myo-electric upper extremity & the C-Leg Microprocessor Knee from Otto Bock, Ischial containment socket designs, Rheo Microprocessor Knee & Flex-Foot Systems from Ossur/Flex-Foot, silicone suction sockets by Fillauer and Harmony Systems, and state of the art computer technology Omega/Tracer Cad.
Certified Prosthetist, ABC: a Virginia Commonwealth University 1992 graduate with a Bachelors of Science, majored in Biology and minored in Psychology. While attaining his Bachelors degree he worked four years as a Prosthetic tech at Powell's O&P. In 1994 Joe was accepted into Century College Prosthetic Practitioner Program in St. Paul, Minnesota where he studied and received his Prosthetic Practitioner Certificate. He did his internship at Powell's O&P for the next year becoming eligible to sit for the ABC Certification exam, gaining his ABC Certification in Prosthetics in 1998. The past five years he has also lectured to the third year Physical Therapy students at Medical College of Virginia on proper prosthetic fitting and gait analysis during the rehabilitation process. He has also been involved in nationally sponsored clinics given by the US Disabled Volleyball team training amputees in agility, running, and jumping.
Joe has always been drawn to the field of Prosthetics, born with a Cancerous tumor in his left foot he became an amputee at 6 months of age. He has been affiliated with Powell O&P since 1970. When he was a year old he met Tommy Powell, Jr. the attending Prosthetist at Childrens Hospital clinic, and has been a part of Powell O&P since. Powell O&P has always been a very personable family run business with excellent service, that is what attracted him as a patient as well as becoming an employee. He has taken over the work load at Childrens Hospital since 1995 working with a bulk of the pediatrics in Richmond. He finds great enjoyment working with the children and their families relating in his own life experiences to benefit these young amputees. In 1994, Joe was given a very unique opportunity to compete with the United States Paralympic Standing Volleyball team. The standing team is comprised of both lower and upper extremity athletes which competed all over the continental USA against college level opponents to prepare for other International Paralympic competition. In 1994 he was listed as an alternate on the mens team soon after became a starter and in 1998 he was named captain until his retirement in 2002. He competed in two Paralympic games 1996 Atlanta games and the 2000 games held in Sydney, Australia; Six World competitions 1994 Bottrop, Germany, 1997 Canadian Championships, 1998 Poland, 1999 Pan Am Championships Canada, 2001 Poland, 2002 Rhodes, Greece. In 1998 he was named starting setter and led the US team in the Canadian Championships their first ever Gold Medal.
Continued Education Credits: Tracer CAD system; Omega Ring CAD technology; OWW Custom Gel liner CAD system; C-Leg (computerized knee); Rheo Knee (computerized knee); Alpha & Ossur Gel liner suspension systems; Flexfoot & Springlite carbon composite foot systems; Ossur adult knee systems; OWW adult systems & Pathfinder foot ; Otto Bock Harmony Vacuum system ; Otto Bock Myoelectric Arms & body powered systems; Hosmer body powered upper extremity, OWW Pediatric limb systems; Ossur Pediatric knee and foot systems.
ABC Certified fitter for Orthotics & BOC Certified Pedorthotist: Holli began her career at Powell O&P in 2008 currently working as an ABC & BOC Certified fitter for Orthotics. Her previous experience came working with a local Orthopedic group for over seven years. During that time she was focused on fitting off the shelf orthotic braces as well as working as a hand therapy aide, assisting in patient care. She is currently working towards her BOC certification in Orthotics.
Shoe Modification & Orthotic Technician: Joe has worked for Powell O&P since 1986 where he primarily focused on shoe repair. He received his certification in shoe repair from Chandler in 1981. In1992 his excellent hand skills were utilized in Orthotics as an Orthotic technician were he primarily focused on bending braces, brace repair and custom leather work. He currently works as an Orthotic tech with a primary focus on orthopedic shoe modifications.
Board Eligible Orthotist: Ksenia has been working for Powell O&P since January 2010 treating patients for Orthotic custom and off the shelf devices . She received her certification in Orthotics from The Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in 2009. Ksenia received her Bachelors of Health Science from James Madison University in 2008. She previously worked in the health field as an Ophthalmic Technition/Scribe for the Retina Institute of Virginia.
Orthotic & Prosthetic Technician: Scott has been working for Powell O&P as an Orthotic & Prosthetic technician since 2007. Scott has been in the O&P field as a technician since 2000. Scott became an above the knee amputee in 1998 due to a tragic car accident. His personal experience with the loss of his limb has fueled his dedication and compassion to work with other amputees. He enjoys his multifaceted role at Powell O&P fabricating custom devices as well as helping with the amputee mentoring program getting personal time with amputees utilizing his experiences to help in their recovery.
AR Manager: Beverly has long been dedicated to Powell O&P since 1983. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University in 1979 with a Bachelors degree in Recreational Therapy. She has been a multifaceted employee, utilized in sales, Patient care, Billing, Insurance verification, responding to questions from vendors and patients, Orthotic and Prosthetic office management dealing with all the day to day activities, product ordering and Inventory. In 2006 Powell O&P wanted to utilize her managerial skills and experience having her focus more on filing Insurance claims and Billing. Her immense knowledge and experience concerning the ever changing insurance industry is priceless. Powell O&P felt her experience would best benefit our patients when questions or concerns are brought up about coverage, reimbursement, or individual policies. Beverly feels it is her responsibility to make the patient time here as smooth & comfortable as possible, from the candy dish, the flowers, dressing up ‚ÄúChilly‚ÄĚ the penguin, to the delivery of the device.
Patient Care Coordinator in Orthotics: Betsy has worked for Powell O&P as a Patient Care Coordinator in Orthotics & Prosthetics since 1982. She has long been dedicated to Powell O&P responding to patient calls, greeting patients & verifying insurance information. In 2008 Powell O&P utilized her experience and expertise having her focus all her efforts towards our Orthotic patients.