Chad Simpson, BS, BOCP, LP is the clinical director and co-founder of Dream Team Prosthetics LLC. Chad has been involved in all aspects of the prosthetics profession since 1996.
He has a compassionate heart that is his guiding light for working with individuals with limb loss. He has donated his time to fit amputees all across the world in times of need due to disasters and world crisis situations. He has worked in India, Haiti, Spain and Japan to provide prosthetics to individuals that were victims of natural disasters.
Chad specializes in treatment of individuals with very challenging limb situations. He regularly works with multi-limb amputee wounded service members from the United States, England and other countries. Throughout his career, he continues to work with many high-caliber, elite athletes that compete every four years in the second largest sporting event in the world. Chad is certified to fit the most advanced microprocessor controlled prosthetic systems and has instructed training courses in microprocessor knee technology.
His patients recognize that his unique approach to the socket fitting process has been the key component to their ability to maintain full-time prosthetic use throughout their lives. Chad is recognized around the world as an innovative, highly skilled prosthetic practitioner and is the reason that individuals with limb loss continue to seek out his clinical expertise.
Randy Richardson, ABC-CPA, RPA is an assistant prosthetist and co-founder of Dream Team Prosthetics LLC. Randy was first exposed to the world of prosthetics in 1988 and was inspired to dedicate his entire career to helping those with limb loss reach their maximum potential using advanced prosthetic technology.
In 1995, Randy identified a need for a treatment solution for individuals with bilateral above knee limb loss. He studied this specific group of patients to better understand why the majority of them rejected prosthetic use. Many appeared to have the potential to be ambulatory, however, most chose to rely on a wheelchair for mobility. The advent of microprocessor knee systems with the introduction of the Ottobock C-Leg in 1998, provided a platform that would enable bilateral above knee amputees to have consistent and unprecedented hydraulic support throughout the gait cycle. Most beneficial is microprocessor regulated hydraulic stance phase yielding when walking down hills, ramps, stairs or stepping off curbs. In addition, microprocessor regulated hydraulic swing insures the knee will extend appropriately whether walking fast or slow.
Through his efforts, he refined a protocol for treatment of bilateral above knee amputees that has resulted in a high level of successful full-time prosthetic users. Most effective is organizing bilateral above knee amputee training camps to bring these individuals together to learn, share ideas and to see what functional outcomes are possible with this type of treatment protocol. This approach has been the focus of numerous clinical articles and has been published in the Amputee Coalition magazine InMotion and industry publications such as the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists magazine Academy Today.
Randy continues to dedicate his efforts to working with component manufacturers to develop and improve advanced technology and rehabilitation methods for the specific treatment of bilateral above knee amputees.
Brandy Simpson is the office manager and co-founder of Dream Team Prosthetics LLC. Brandy’s expertise is in all aspects of the insurance authorization process to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction. She has worked in many different industries that have helped her to refine her skill set to make sure the business runs smoothly and that our patient's needs are taken care of in a timely manner.
From appointment scheduling to final billing of insurance, Brandy's skills are vital to making the entire process run as efficiently as possible to insure that our patients can achieve their goals with incorporating prosthetic technology into their daily lives.