Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pain Management patient testimonial

The Pain Management Suit is the best thing that has ever happened to me. The chronic pain I experience has only been managed with pharmaceuticals up until now. Due to its affect on my mental functioning, I did not want to continue my life under the influence of pain medications. I have had illnesses all my life and I believe in having a normal life, not the life style of a medically ill person. The pain management suit gave me my active and pain free lifestyle back!

Scheck and Siress has provided me with the means to live my normal life style with the Pain Management Suit. The staff provided the highest professional service and truly cared about me. They spent many hours to fit the suit perfectly to my body. This was not easy due to other medical adaptive equipment I currently use. The staff at Scheck and Siress is the most wonderful, caring group of professionals I have ever worked with. I have received medical care at major medical centers throughout the United States, and they are by far the best!

Kathleen J. Krakar

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

ABC 7 Report: Helping Developing Countries' Disabled

Range of Motion Project, a non-profit organization co-founded by Eric Neufeld of Scheck & Siress was featured on ABC 7 news. ROMP regularly brings volunteers, including John Angelico CP, to Guatemala, Haiti and Ecuador to provide almost no-cost prosthetic care to the countries' disabled. Donations of unwanted prosthetic components are taken by Scheck & Siress throughout the Chicago area. To learn more about how they are used, visit

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She's here! Post-Mastectomy Fitter, Benita Santillanes

Benita Santillanes, CFm is now working in our Lincoln Park office, providing a full range of post-mastectomy prostheses, forms and garments.
Insurance and Medicare often cover these services.
Call Benita at 773-472-3663 to schedule your appointment or for more information. You can view Benita's brochure by clicking the file name below.

High Schooler is a Soccer Star in Her Prosthesis

Gena Keszai is getting a lot of attention lately. Her high school's JV soccer team, the Marian Knights, is playing a 10-1-2 season. Gena, a freshman, is doing it with one prosthetic leg. Full of talent and inspiration, Gena's is a story you should know. Read the full story by ESPN and WNDU 16 here:

Scheck & Siress Serves Haiti

S&S practitioners, John Angelico CP and Michael Oros CPO, traveled to Haiti in August to provide prosthetic and orthotic care to victims of the recent earthquake tragedy there. Other volunteers were Heather Bava, Daniela Duran, Heidi Behnke from Weiss Hospital, Dawn Hudson and Julie Lanphere from RIC. The trip was organized by Range of Motion Project. To learn more about ROMP, visit:

Melissa Stockwell Wins Paratriathlon Worlds in Budapest

She did it again! Scheck and Siress' very own Melissa Stockwell travelled to Budapest to compete in the 2010 Paratriathlon World Championships and wonher division. Keep up the good work Melissa!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Today's Daily Herald features the US Paralympic Sled Hockey Team, made up of amputees and players without use of their legs. Chicago's Scheck & Siress Orthotics and Prosthetics has a special interest in a Gold a gold medal for this US Paralympic hockey team.

Burt Constable writes, "The U.S. Squad will get a boost from th addition of some new sleds, specially made by Scheck & Siress, a Chicago orthotics and prosthetics firm with centers in Bannockburn, Naperville, Oakbrook Terrace, Schaumburg and throughout the suburbs.

" 'We made three custom buckets for people missing both legs above the knee,' says David Rotter, 41, chief clinican and lab manager at Scheck & Siress' laboratory at the University of Illinois-Chicago. The firm also made sturdy, custom veneer shells with t USA logo for all 15 sleds.

" 'They worked great and will hopefully give the guys a competitive edge to beat Canada,' Rotter says.

"Taking molds of the player's bodies, Scheck & Siress spent six days to make the three sleds, and donated much of that labor and design work, Rotter says. Each sled weighs less than a 16-pound bowling ball."

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