STEPS Prosthetics launches in Sheffield

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A specialist prosthetics and orthotics company, STEPS Prosthetics, has launched in Sheffield.

Founders Colette Shaw and Peter Durkin (pictured) have partnered with the STEPS Rehabilitation facility to become the only UK prosthetics company to design, manufacture, fit and support amputee clients within a residential rehabilitation setting.

STEPS Prosthetics provides prosthetic and orthotic solutions for individuals with life-changing injuries following a catastrophic accident. A specialist on-site workshop means clients can benefit from swift provision and adjustment of their prosthetic or orthotic device.

Shaw has more than 20 years of experience in prosthetics, having worked in clinical practice for 15 years in addition to prosthetic product development and marketing with Steeper and Blatchford

The prosthetist works with world-leading products and is experienced in fitting the latest prosthetic products, including microprocessor and powered devices, for both upper and lower limb amputees.

Shaw is also an experienced prosthetic expert witness, preparing medicolegal reports for both claimant and defendant solicitors.

Durkin is a specialist dual practicing prosthetist/orthotist with more than 10 years of clinical experience in adult and paediatric prosthetic and orthotic rehabilitation in both hospital and community clinics.

He also offers medicolegal expert advice within both prosthetics and orthotics. He is happy to accept instructions on behalf of claimants or defendants.

Commenting on the launch, Shaw said: “Peter and I are very excited to launch STEPS Prosthetics and continue our work supporting those who have sustained traumatic life-changing injuries.”

“Our clients typically have complex rehabilitation needs that require more than just a prosthesis or orthosis. By working in collaboration with one of the UK’s leading rehabilitation facilities, we can take a genuinely holistic approach to treatment, by being part of a wider team that delivers a comprehensive rehab programme that’s tailored to the individual client.”

Image: STEPS Prosthetics
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