We provide quality “State of the Art” Orthotic and Prosthetic services throughout Michigan.

Welcome to Teter Orthotics & Prosthetics, Inc

Teter Orthotics & Prosthetics has been providing quality “State of the Art” Orthotic and Prosthetic services to Northern Michigan for 45 years. Our Professional Staff now numbers over 75, including Certified Orthotists and Prosthetists, as well as a trained technical support crew. We have offices in twenty-one locations throughout Michigan, and also provide service to many hospitals, extended care facilities, and clinics. Our highly qualified, certified professionals average over 15 years experience in the industry and bring an exceptional amount of expertise to our patient community. Through continuing education, Teter O&P can provide patients with the most advanced solutions possible.

Our Specialties

Board Certified Clinicians Offer the Most Comprehensive Orthotics and Prosthetic Care

Working to make a difference for
amputee in developing countries

Some words from our patients

My goal was to be able to walk my dog again. The Bioness and
Teter have made a huge difference in my life.
Jodi Simmer
Teter has been the best at getting my patients better. At getting them back to their function, back to their way of life. They’ve been a great partner.
Mike Carroll MD
Mike’s dad was my prostheticist for years and when he retired Mike has taken over. He’s got a good crew of people. When something new comes out, they know that if I give it a workout it will last and I can give them a good opinion if it’s something we want or not. We’ve been doing that for years.
George Lombard
When I was at another place..they weren’t as encouraging regarding trying a new state-of-the-art leg. I’d heard about Todd at Teter from another amputee and came in to see what they had to offer. It’s been excellent ever since.
Maureen Villalobos
Thanks to Teter and the research that they did, they were able to find me full funding for my BioNess 300, which was incredible.
Elizabeth Wallaker

Our Team

Rex Brown
Rex Brown
Orthotist

Rex has been practicing in the field of Orthotics since 1992. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in 1991 and went on to Northwestern Medical School’s Orthotic Certificate Program the following year. He became an  ABC Certified Orthotist in 1993 and has been practicing Orthotics in West Michigan since then.

Rex spent 23 years with the Orthotics and the Prosthetic group at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. While working in the rehabilitation setting, he focused in the field of Pediatrics and also served as the Residency Director for Orthotics, mentoring countless students and orthotics residents.  Rex is also experienced in servicing the adult and geriatric populations as well.

He recently transitioned to Teter Orthotics & Prosthetics, based in Traverse City, with the goal of establishing a second Grand Rapids office for the company, which is located centrally downtown on the Medical Mile.

The new Teter Orthotics & Prosthetics office is located at 515 Michigan Street NE, currently scheduling by appointment only. Rex’s Orthotic experience transcends all age groups and diagnoses.  Rex is passionate about caring for his clients, often accommodating his patients and their families by seeing them when it is convenient or in other settings besides his office.

Matthew Duncan
Matthew Duncan
Certified Orthotist

Matthew has been a member of Teter O&P since 2015.  He began his career as an orthotic technician at Mary Free Bed Orthotics and Prosthetics in Grand Rapids, MI in 1996.  After receiving a B.A. from Michigan State University in 2002 he moved to Miami, FL to work as an orthotic and prosthetic technician for the pediatric specialized Ortho Pro Associates, Inc.  He was accepted to Northwestern University in 2006 where he earned graduate degrees in both orthotics and prosthetics.  Matthew’s clinical career began focused on pediatric O&P care in a multicultural setting with exposure to various rare pediatric pathologies.  Matthew cared for patients who traveled from all over the world (including Africa, the Middle East, Europe, South and Central America, and the Caribbean/West Indies).  Matthew is ABC board certified in orthotics and will soon be ABC certified in prosthetics.  Due to his extensive technical experience and unique and diverse clinical experiences he can take on complicated cases with confidence and expertise.

Matthew is a father and husband.  He is also a visual and musical artist who is active in the West Michigan art/music community.  Matthew also spends his free time mentoring youth from underserved communities, and young men caught up in the juvenile justice system.

Scott Dombroski
Scott Dombroski
Certified Prosthetist-Orthotist

Born and raised in Cheboygan, MI. Scott attended undergraduate school at Michigan Technological University majoring in Biomedical Engineering, graduating in May 2012. He then completed Orthotics and Prosthetics school at Eastern Michigan University graduating with a Master’s of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics (April 2014). Currently, he provides care in Cheboygan, Gaylord, Grayling and Petoskey. In his free time, he participates in hunting, camping, hiking and jogging with his wife, son, and two Huskies. He enjoys playing Hockey and Golf. As an avid outdoorsman, he enjoys spending time with friends and family taking in all Northern Michigan has to offer.
Scott joined Teter in May 2014 conducting his residency, he now is an American Board Certified Prosthetist-Orthotist (CPO), he strives to maintain the highest standards of care for his patients’ benefit. Scott loves his job and patients, they make going to work everyday worthwhile.

Michelle Nowicki
Michelle Nowicki
Clinic Services Representative

Michelle joined the Teter team in May of 2011. She is responsible for Marketing and increasing sales for all offices from Cadillac, north. Michelle works to generate sales both clinically and for Stock & Bill. Michelle earned her Bachelor of Applied Arts degree from Central Michigan University in 1998 and continued her education and earned her teaching certificate in English and Speech from Wayne State university in 2005. Michelle and her husband moved to Traverse City in 2006 and now have two daughters. She enjoys cooking, gardening and golfing but her greatest passion is her family.

Sandy Roguska
Sandy Roguska
Marketing Director

Sandy has worked for Teter O & P since 2001, when she was hired in the Petoskey location. She worked in the office and was also responsible for maintaining stock and bill accounts. Sandy became part of the sales and marketing team, helping with the opening of several new Teter locations, along with growing and managing the stock and bill inventory program. Her current position as marketing director has brought her back to her home town of Grand Rapids, where she covers the Southwestern part of the state for Teter O&P. “While marketing healthcare continues to change and grow at sometimes an overwhelming speed, the constant that remains is building relationships. I feel privileged to represent Teter O & P in this capacity. The experiences I have encountered working for Teter O&P have impacted my life both personally and professionally.”

Lisa Schaub
Lisa Schaub
Cfom

Lisa has worked for Teter Orthotics and Prosthetics since 1991. She worked as a receptionist for ten years before moving to purchasing and marketing. Lisa is now an ABC certified fitter of Orthotics and Mastectomy products and has recently received her BOC certification in orthotics. She enjoys meeting and talking with new patients and taking care of their needs. ” Teter O&P has a great staff to work with and a good family atmosphere” Lisa and her husband Rick have a son and 2 granddaughters. They are long time residents of the Traverse City area. Lisa enjoys riding her motorcycle, traveling, hunting, fishing, and camping.

David Knudsen
David Knudsen
C-Ped

David received his Associates Degree from Northwestern Michigan College in 1978 before continuing his education at Central Michigan University. In 1980 he received a Bachelor of Science Education degree. David joined the Teter O&P family in 2004 as a purchasing agent and was then a lab technician. He is now a board-certified Pedorthist for Teter’s after graduating from Robert M. Palmer, M.D. Institute for Biomechanics with honors and successfully completing the ABC Board Certification exam. David is a member of the Pedorthic Footwear Association, as well as a member of the Long Lake Peninsula Association. He is also a St. Francis Parish Member and was previously a Paul Harris Fellow. David resides in Traverse City with his wife, Jane, and their son, Quinn. He enjoys golfing, boating and spending time with his family.

Jaan Tuulik
Jaan Tuulik
C.P

Jaan has been a member of the Teter O&P staff since 1980. After acquiring an Associates of Science Degree from Northwestern Michigan College, he successfully completed the Orthotic & Prosthetic Technician Program at 916 Vo-Tech in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Jaan became registered as an Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician through the American Board of Certification. He attended the Prosthetic Practitioner program at 916 Vo-Tech, affiliated with Minnesota University Medical School, in 1983. Jaan became ABC Certified as a Prosthetic Practitioner in 1985. Jaan is a long time volunteer with MUNSON’s NORTHERN MICH. ADAPTIVE SPORTS PROGRAMHe enjoys skiing, golfing, and most outdoor activities.

Lynn Vanwelsenaers
Lynn Vanwelsenaers
CP

Lynn received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Michigan Technological University in 1990.In 1991, she graduated from Northeast Metro Technical College as a Prosthetic Technician. Whileworking as a Technician, she continued on to the Prosthetic Practitioner Program at Northeast MetroTechnical College and finished in 1993. Lynn has been a Certified Prosthetist since 1995. She spent 8years as a Health Service Technician for the United States Coast Guard Reserve while working as aClinical Prosthetist in Port Huron, MI. In 1995, she and her husband moved to the Upper Peninsulawhere she has worked at a Clinical Prosthetist and the Upper Peninsula Clincal Manager. Lynn hasbeen a guest lecturer at the Finlandia University PTA program for 18 years and has been a part ofNorthern Michigan University Young Women in Science, Technology Engineering and Math Program.Lynn is the Founder and Director of Camp Yes I Can, a camp for children with limb loss or limbdifference to learn they can achieve anything they can dream with positive attitude and hard work.Lynn is passionate about helping amputees return to life’s activities and is excited to join the Teter team to serve the people of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. On her off time she enjoys spending time with herfamily and friends in the out of doors sweep rowing, snow shoeing cross country skiing, hiking, bikingto name a few.

Michele Carlson
Michele Carlson
CPed, BOCO

Michele began her career in the medical field in 1989. She worked as a certified medical assistant inPhoenix, AZ. She relocated back to Northern Michigan in 1995 where she began working as acustomer service representative, mastectomy fitter and a soft-good fitter for an Orthotic and Prostheticcompany. In 2009, she became a certified Pedorthist, which led her to pursue her Orthotic Certificationin 2011.
Michele has a deep passion for working in the pediatric community. She loves spending her free timewith her grandson, enjoys the great outdoors and playing with horses.

Doug Hockenberger
Doug Hockenberger
CPO, C-Ped Bio

Doug began his career in the health care field in 1997 working as a Physical Therapist Assistant in Dayton, Ohio. He became interested in Orthotics and Prosthetics working with post-operative amputees. Doug received his Pedorthic training at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 1999 and was Certified by the Board of Pedorthic Certification. He completed his Board for Orthotic and Prosthetic certification in Prosthetics in 2001 and Certification in Orthotics in 2002. He attained his ABC Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics in 2004. Doug has been with Teter for 2 years and recently moved to Ludington where they enjoy spending time outdoors.

Theresa Bardos
Theresa Bardos
Certified Mastectomy Fitter, CFM

Theresa is a long-time resident of Mason County, she grew up in Ludington and now resides in Custer with her husband, Mike. She has 3 grown children, 3 grandsons, and many pets. She has worked for Teter O&P for 7 years, starting out in reception and mastectomy fitting. She now works as a mastectomy fitter, receiving her ABC certification in August 2011, as well as a medical biller. She enjoys spoiling her grandsons, riding and training her horses, and karaoke.

Terry Emig BOCO
Terry Emig BOCO
Kalamazoo office

Terry has been with Teter O& P for 11 years. He worked for Twin Cities O&P for 11 years before coming to Teter. He is a certified Orthotist through BOC. Terry is married with four children ages 21-38 years old, and he has three grandchildren. Terry has been with Cooper Fire Department for 40 years, and he has been Fire Chief for 28 yrs.

Clark Kuipers
Clark Kuipers
C.P.O./Manager

Clark is a native to Holland Michigan and began his college education at Hope College in 1979 where he received his Bachelors Degree. He then attended the University of Minn. and earned his business and prosthetic degree before moving on to a partnership in Columbus, OH from 1983-1985. Clark then attended Northwestern Orthotics in 1986 and returned to partnership in Columbus until 1997. In 1998 Clark opened an O & P office in Holland until 2005. Clark is currently a practitioner in the Grand Rapids office. He is Endolite and C-Leg Certified and specializes in scoliosis. Clark has been married to his wife, Barb, for 31 years and they have two children.

Anna Kohler
Anna Kohler
CPO

Anna grew up with a passion for movement sciences and relishes helping people overcome obstacles to enjoy life to the fullest. Anna graduated from Calvin College with a degree in Kinesiology and continued her education at Eastern Michigan University where she earned a Master of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics. Anna began at Teter in 2014 and joined as a resident in 2015. She helps with the annual medical mission trip to Dominican Republic where she provides limbs for those less fortunate.

Anna believes being a practitioner is the perfect combination of science, art, biomechanics, and relationships. She looks forward to becoming an American Board Certified Prosthetist Orthotist (CPO) in 2016. In time away from work, she enjoys being with her husband and family, exploring the great outdoors, boating, swimming and biking.

Rich Mooradian
Rich Mooradian
C.O

Rich Mooradian, C.O., started his Orthotics career in 1985. Rich graduated from the Orthotic Technician and Practitioner program offered at 916 Vo-Tech in affiliation with The University of Minnesota Medical School. Following a residency program at Gillette Children’s Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota, he began practicing with Fairview Hospital Orthopedic Lab in Minneapolis. Rich gained experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings for seventeen years during which time he became ABC certified and managed one of several clinic offices Fairview operates.

Rich joined Teter Orthotics and Prosthetics in Petoskey at the start of 2003, when the draw of Northern Michigan became too great. He resides in Petoskey with his wife Jane and their three daughters. He enjoys skiing, biking and other outdoor activities.

Dan Higgins
Dan Higgins
C.O

Dan has been a member of Teter O&P since August 2009. He began his career in orthotics 23 years ago in the United States Air Force as an Orthotic Speacialist (91950) , at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio Texas. He is a veteran Desert Shield. After an honorable discharge in 1992, he moved to Michigan, and became a Certified Orthotist through BOC in 1995. In 2004 he obtained certification through ABC in Orthotics.

Ken Gokee
Ken Gokee
Orthotist

Ken began his career in orthotics and prosthetics with Teter O&P in 2000 as a O&P technician. Ken worked at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in the Physical Therapy Department for twenty-one years before coming to work for Teter’s. While at NMRH he was a member of the Diabetic Foot Clinic for eight years. Ken brings his diabetic foot care knowledge and expertise to Teter O&P. Ken grew up in Harbor Springs and continues to live there with his wife, Sue. Ken’s daughter attends The University of Michigan. His son Ryan is married to Loriel and they have a daughter, Zandra. Ken enjoys playing golf, biking, sailing, boating and most of all, his family.

Larry Fetterman
Larry Fetterman
C.O./Manager

Larry has been in the field of Orthotics for over 35 years. He attended New York University in New York and Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. He received his Certification in Orthotics in 1976 and has been working with Pediatrics, specializing in the fitting of Scoliosis Bracing in children as well as adults.Larry moved to Traverse City with his wife and three children after spending 18 years in Ohio. He joined the staff of Teter O&P in March of 1986 and was promoted to manager in 1995. He currently manages the Cadillac, Manistee and Big Rapids offices. Larry enjoys a variety of outdoor activities but woodworking and hunting are two of his favorite hobbies. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and three grown children.

Megan Kalenauskas
Megan Kalenauskas
CP

Megan began working in prosthetics as a technician in Flint in 2004. She continued her technician work and became a prosthetic assistant while earning her Bachelors degree in Biomedical Engineering from Michigan Tech University. Megan completed her prosthetics certification schooling at Northwestern University in 2010 and received her ABC certification in 2012. She moved to Alpena in that same year specifically to provide prosthetic services in northern Michigan.

Originally from downstate Michigan, Megan and her husband Eric enjoy living in Alpena and raising their young son in such a beautiful and friendly area. They enjoy hunting, camping, snowshoeing, gardening, cooking and traveling around Michigan.

Richelle King
Richelle King
Cped,CFO

Richelle began working in orthotics doing billing and administative work in Alpena and Gaylord in 2001. Over the years, she has expanded her knowledge of orthotics to become an ABC Certified Pedorthist (September 2011) and ABC Certified Fitter of Orthotics (August 2014). Richelle specializes in common foot pathologies and deformities including diabetic feet. She attended and successfully completed a lymphedema management course in 2008. She is continually growing in her expertise of cervical, spinal and lower extremity bracing. In 2008 Richelle also completed her mastectomy course and is a certified fitter. Richelle rejoined the Teter staff in 2014 as an orthotic practitioner for the Alpena office.

Richelle is a lifelong resident of Alpena. She has two teenage children and is very family oriented. In her spare time, Richelle enjoys running, shopping, target shooting, and NASCAR.

Tammy Eller
Tammy Eller
CFom

Tammy has been a member of the Teter Orthotic and Prosthetic staff since 1998. She began her employment as an Executive Assistant in the Alpena Office. In April of ’98, she attended the CAMP Institute of Applied Technology, receiving CFo and Mastectomy Fitter certifications. Over the years she has accumulated valuable knowledge and experience through continuing education and seminars. She recently successfully completed and passed the ABC CFm Certified Mastectomy Fitter exam.Tammy is a life long resident living in Hubbard Lake and has been a volunteer for the Hubbard Lake Fire Department as a EMT-S and Firefighter II for over 25 years. She is an active member of the Hubbard Lake Community Association. She enjoys outdoor activities which include golfing, boating, gardening, “Harley” road trips, and simply enjoying nature. “I am extremely fortunate to be involved in a profession which provides inspiration and gratification on a daily basis.”

Todd Stone
Todd Stone
C.P.O. , Chief Operating Officer

Todd began his career in Orthotics and Prosthetics in 1986 as a technician in Muskegon, Michigan. In 1991, Todd accepted a position as a Practitioners Assistant with Novacare Orthotics & Prosthetics at the Baylor Campus in Dallas, Texas. He obtained his Board for Orthotist Certification (BOC) for Orthotics in 1993. In 1994, he was accepted into the University of Texas Southwestern Prosthetics & Orthotics Baccalaureate program and graduated with honors in 1996.Todd moved to Northern Michigan in June 1996, and joined the staff at Teter O&P. He obtained his American Board Certification (ABC) in Orthotics in 1997, along with his Certification in Pedorthotics (C.PED). Todd received his (ABC) certification in Prosthetics in 1998. From 1998 until 2004 Todd was the manager of the Alpena, Gaylord and Sault Ste Marie offices. From 2004-2011 Todd became chief operating officer for Teter Orthotics & Prosthetics. In January 2011 Todd became the Chief Executive Officer and is now responsible for managing the daily operations of all Teter Orthotic & Prosthetics, Inc offices. Todd currently resides in Traverse city and enjoys many outdoor activities but most of all Todd enjoys spending time with his daughter Ella Grace and family and friends.

Valerie Matzen
Valerie Matzen
Cped, CFom

Valerie has been employed at Teter O&P since 2006. She began her career with Teter as front desk staff and through education and years of hands on training, is now a certified Pedorthist and Orthotic and Mastectomy fitter. She currently resides in the Sheridan area with her husband, Josh, and her two daughters, Loretta and Harper. She and her family enjoy hiking, fishing, camping and many other various out door activities.

Ladd Lorenz
Ladd Lorenz
Clinical Manager

Ladd has been involved in the field of Orthotics and Prosthetics since graduating from Grand Valley State University in 1992 with a degree in Biomedical Science, Ladd spent the next few years working as a technician and an assistant before being accepted into the Prosthetics Program at Northwestern University Medical School in 1995. He then continued his training as a resident at Mary Free Bed Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Ladd spent the next seven years establishing himself as an expert in the field of prosthetics, including positions on both the Adult and Pediatric Clinic teams. He has vast experience with a variety of specialties including pediatric, adult and geriatric patients.

Ladd is also an active member in the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, and earned the distinction of Fellow in 2000. Ladd completed training as a Pedorthist at Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine and earned his certificate in Pedorthics in 2001. Ladd likes to stay current on new technologies in the field of prosthetics and enjoys using the new technology to help his patient’s achieve a better outcome.

When he is not working, Ladd enjoys spending time with his wife and their two children. Ladd has volunteered for various coaching duties on his children’s sports teams including basketball, baseball and soccer. Other leisure activities include sports of any kind, especially golf.