Michael is an ABC-certified prosthetist/orthotist who began working with Hanger Clinic in January of 2017. He brings a diverse background of fitness and rehabilitation to the field of prosthetics.
Before beginning his career in prosthetics and orthotics, Michael received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from Ohio University. He found his passion for prosthetics while working as strength and conditioning coach for a sports medicine clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. From there Michael moved to Dallas, TX to attend the University of Texas Southwest Medical Center, where he earned his Master of Prosthetics-Orthotics. While in Texas, he had the unique opportunity to work with members of the armed forces at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.
Michael completed his residency at a combination of hospital and clinical settings in Dallas and Denver. Michael believes it is important to remain up to date to with the latest prosthetic technology and make sure his patients feel that they have an active role in the process of selecting their prosthetic componentry.
“The blend of art and science is what makes the field of prosthetics both interesting and challenging. Each patient poses his or her own unique case that can be viewed as like a puzzle. Creating the perfect socket fit, finding the best prosthetic components, and educating the patient in using their prosthesis are parts of achieving the greatest possible outcomes, and what continues to make this field exciting and ever-changing.” – Michael Winters