Staff

Christopher Berdahl, CP

Prosthetist

Sioux Falls, SD

(605) 334-2311
(605) 334-7748 (fax)
cberdahl@opspecialties.com

Augustana College
Metropolitan State University
Century College, Prosthetic Practitioner
Amercan Board of Certification (ABC),1999

My entry into prosthetics started while returning to college due to a lower back injury.  While at Augustana College, I was able to find my new vocation.  This matched the use of hand skills, health care industry and interpersonal relationships, which I desired.  I continued my education at Century College and followed with my residency with Orthotic & Prosthetic Specialties, Inc.

 

Twenty years later, I find I am grateful I found a health care profession utilizing the ever changing world of Prosthetic technology.  I am blessed that I have been able to form relationships with patients though their lifetime of prosthetic needs.  

Tyler Clementson, CP

Prosthetist

Sioux Falls, SD

(605) 334-2311
(605) 334-7748 (fax)
tclementson@opspecialties.com

Augustana College, BA Biology
Century College, Prosthetic Practitioner
Amercan Board of Certification (ABC), 2009

Tyler started his career at O&P Specialties in 1997 as a lab technician. After earning a BA in Biology from Augustana college and his post graduate certificate in prosthetics from Century college he rejoined O&P Specialties for his residency in prosthetics in 2007. The combination of artistry and science, in prosthetic care, is what drives his passion for the profession. 

 

Terry Wietfeld, CP

Prosthetist

Sioux Falls, SD

(605) 334-2311
(605) 334-7748 (fax)
twietfeld@opspecialties.com

Certificate Program, Prosthetic Practitioner, Century College, White Bear Lake, MN

BA, Human Biology and Behavior  Metro State College St. Paul, MN

AAS, Prosthetic Technology, Century College, White Bear Lake, MN

I was raised on a farm in eastern Nebraska. Those values of hard work and  sense of pride in accomplishment ring true in my work today. "Don't do it if you don't do your best", my Dad would say.  I became interested in prosthetics early in life by spending time with my neighbor. He was an upper extremity amputee. I remember watching him using his prostheses as if it were an extension of his own arm. He could handle any object with grace and power.  I grew up loving to help people.  I can think of no better way to truly help someone than by replacing what has been lost. I like to think there is a small part of me in every limb I build.                                 

My goal is to keep my patient's amputation their business. Ultimately they should have to tell you they are an amputee.       

 My job is to design, provide, and correctly fit the device that is necessary get the patient back to the same level of function they enjoyed before amputation.                                                            

My responsibility is to listen and answer questions and concerns the patient and their caregivers may have. 

Mark Skadsen, CO

Orthotist

Sioux Falls, SD

(605) 334-2311
(605) 334-7748 (fax)
mskadsen@opspecialties.com

BS from South Dakota State University 1980

Post Secondary Orthotic Practitioner Program at Century College, White Bear Lake, MN  1988

American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics,  December 1990.

My introduction to Orthotics began when I was young. My parents owned a Shoe Repair in Sioux Falls. As there was no Orthotic or Prosthetic company in town at that time we often modified shoes, made arch supports and repaired orthoses (braces). My understanding of how braces work and my hand skills in fabrication and repair of orthoses begin then.

The best part of my career is working with people and knowing that I can assist them to make their daily tasks easier, reduce their pain, or help their bodies to heal.  I specialize in Orthotic treatment of Scoliosis. This is especially enjoyable because I work with younger people over a period of one to three years and can get to know them a little bit better. I am still amazed at how well they take on the challenge of wearing a brace.

Jim Cynkar, CO

Orthotist

Sioux Falls, SD

(605) 334-2311
(605) 334-7748 (fax)
jcynkar@opspecialties.com

American Board Certified (ABC) orthotist with over  26 years in the field.  Born and raised in Sioux Falls, SD Jim attended Augustana College and The University of South Dakota.  After working as an orthotic technician he completed his Orthotic Practitioner certification and has been directly involved in all aspects of patient care since 2001.  Jim has considerable expertise in lower extremity and spinal orthotics.  His interest in lower extremity gait biomechanics has  led to specialization in bracing for MS , CVA, and TBI. Jim is the region’s leading provider of Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) for foot drop,

 

I am truly privileged to be able to help my patients’ live a more productive and satisfying life by minimizing the barriers that they face due to injury or illness. 

Jim Littleton, CPO

CPO, Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist

Sioux Falls, SD

(605) 334-2311
(605) 334-7748 (fax)
jlittleton@opspecialties.com

Washburn University, Topeka, KS, General Studies

ABC certified Prosthetist/Orthotist

EMT Certified

American Board Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist with 20 years experience. My primary interest is in lower extremity bracing needs, diabetic/neuropathic conditions, vascular related conditions (swelling, edema, lymphedema, wound care).

Taylor Specht

Orthotist/Prosthetist

Sioux Falls, SD

(605) 334-2311
(605) 334-7748 (fax)
tspecht@opspecialties.com

 

Taylor joined our team in January of 2018. She will be taking her exams during this next year to become certified in both orthotics and prosthetics. Taylor earned her bachelors in Exercise Science in 2015 from South Dakota State. After that she went to Houston to earn her Masters in orthotics and prosthetics from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Taylor was fortunate to do her residencies across the country but is excited to begin her career closer to home in Sioux Falls. She is looking forward to working with all of her patients and helping them increase their quality of life.

David Funk, CO

Practitioner CO

Aberdeen, SD

(605) 725-2311
dfunk@opspecialties.com

Micha Gaspar, CO

Orthotist/Pedorthist

Sioux Falls, SD

(605) 334-2311
(605) 334-7748 (fax)
mgaspar@opspecialties.com

Northwestern University, Pedorthic Practitioner 1986
Certificate in Orthotics 1991

My expertise is preventative foot and ankle care, management of diabetic and neurologic manifestations of the foot, and sports related foot and ankle injuries

I have great passion for helping individuals with simple or complex foot and ankle issues.  After over 30 years as a practicing Pedorthist and Orthotist, I have come to know there are many conservative ways to help people who experience foot and ankle problems.

 

Shawn Nesseim, CPed

Pedorthist

Sioux Falls, SD

(605) 334-2311
(605) 334-7748 (fax)
snesseim@opspecialties.com

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