The Falk Prosthetics & Orthotics Staff

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David L. Falk, LPO, CPO

Mr. Falk earned his Bachelor's degree at the University of Delaware. He obtained his postgraduate Orthotic certificate degree from Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center in Downey, California. He earned his Prosthetic certificate degree from Northwestern University Medical School at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Before starting his practice in 1997, Mr. Falk spent many years as a staff practitioner at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City where he managed a heavy patient load and gained valuable experience handling complex cases.

Mr. Falk is certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC). He is also a member of the American Academy of Orthotics & Prosthetics (AAOP) and the Florida Association of Orthotists & Prosthetists (FAOP). He is a licensed practitioner in the State of Florida as an Orthotist and Prosthetist.


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Jeffrey W. Price, LPO, CPO

Mr. Price earned his Bachelor's degree at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He obtained his postgraduate Prosthetic & Orthotic certificate degrees from Northwestern University Medical School at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Before joining Falk Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc., Mr. Price spent many years as a staff practitioner at Harry J. Lawall & Son, Inc. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Price is certified in Orthotics & Prosthetics by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC). He is also a member of the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists (AAOP) and the Florida Association of Orthotics & Prosthetics (FAOP). He is a licensed practitioner in the State of Florida as an Orthotist and Prosthetist.


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Matthew J. Solazzo, LPO, CPO

Mr. Solazzo earned his Bachelor's degree at the University of Florida, and a second Bachelor's degree in Orthotics & Prosthetics from St. Petersburg College. Matthew has been an above knee amputee since the age of five. He fully understands the challenges facing amputees and can relate to our patients on many levels. Mr. Solazzo is continually experimenting with new socket designs and components to enhance prosthetic performance for himself as well as our patients. Mr. Solazzo is certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC). He is also a member of the Florida Association of Orthotists & Prosthetists (FAOP). He is a licensed practitioner in the state of Florida as an Orthotist and Prosthetist.


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Paul Rothman, LPO, CPO

Mr. Rothman earned his Bachelor's degree at the State University of New York at Binghamton and then completed a two-year graduate program in Prosthetics and Orthotics at New York University. Mr. Rothman has over 25 years of experience as an orthotist/prosthetist. Prior to joining Falk Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc., Paul served as the assistant director of the prosthetics department at The Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in East Orange, N.J., where he managed a heavy prosthetic load and gained valuable experience handling complex cases. Mr. Rothman is certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) and is licensed by the State of Florida.


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Shanon Hardin, M.S.

Mrs. Hardin earned her Bachelor’s of Science and Masters of Science degrees in Kinesiology from California State University. She earned her post graduate Certificate degree in Prosthetics from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Mrs. Hardin completed her prosthetic residency at the VA Medical Center in Long Beach, CA where she has had extensive training in upper and lower limb prosthetics as well as prosthetic rotations at Shriners Hospital for Children, working with children with congenital limb differences. Mrs. Hardin’s expertise also extends to prosthetic gait training with her experience working in a prosthetic gait lab using a combination of kinesiolological and prosthetic factors in assessing prosthetic gait dynamics.


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Timothy D. Browning, LO, CO

Mr. Browning earned his Bachelor's degree at Covenant University in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee. He then earned his postgraduate certificate degree in Orthotics at Shelby State University in Memphis, Tennessee. Mr. Browning is certified by the American Board for Certifications in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) and is licensed by the State of Florida. Mr. Browning has over 30 years of experience in the field of Orthotics & Prosthetics and has an extensive background that includes orthotic instructor at Florida International University where he developed and implemented the orthotic curriculum and served as acting department chairman. He served two terms as president of the Florida Association of Orthotist and Prosthetists (FAOP) and was a facility accreditation examiner for the (ABC).


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Matthew DiPaolo, LO, CPO

Mr. DiPaolo earned his Bachelor’s degree in Orthotics and Prosthetics from St. Petersburg College. Prior to getting into the orthotic and prosthetic field he spent 5 years as a massage therapist and personal trainer. Prior to completing his schooling Mr. DiPaolo spent four years working as an orthotic and prosthetic technician manufacturing orthotic and prosthetic products. Mr. DiPaolo’s background as a massage therapist, personal trainer and O & P technician prior to becoming an Orthotist and Prosthetist has contributed to his thorough understanding of human anatomy and locomotion. Mr. DiPaolo is certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) and is licensed by the state of Florida.


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Cory Hardin, M.S.

Mr. Hardin earned a dual Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in athletic training from California State University. He earned his post graduate certificate degree in Orthotics from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Mr. Hardin completed his orthotic residency in Riverside, CA where he treated a wide variety of populations ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics. Mr. Hardin’s extensive background in athletic training and biomechanics has enabled him to effectively assess, treat, and provide quality patient care.


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Elisa de Jong, LPO, CPO

Elisa de Jong earned her Bachelor’s degree at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL. She obtained her postgraduate Prosthetic & Orthotic certificate degrees from California State University Dominguez Hills. Before joining Falk Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc., Elisa worked at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI, and Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. As a staff practitioner she treated a wide range of patients in both outpatient and hospital settings. Elisa is certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) as well as licensed by the State of Florida.


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Joshua Stevens

Josh Stevens has been the head technician for Falk Prosthetics & Orthotics for the past seven years. He was born with a congenital anomaly of the left arm, which leaves him without a left hand. Nevertheless, he enjoys helping others and does not allow his amputation to limit his abilities as a technician or in life. Josh is an inspiration to us all as he meets life's challenges with infectious humor and a smile.

Falk Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc. specializes in the most advanced orthotics and prosthetics including computerized lower-extremity prosthetics, myoelectric upper-extremity prosthetics, pediatric orthotics and prosthetics, spinal management, sport bracing, fracture bracing, upper and lower-extremity orthoses and foot orthotics.