Eric Neufeld CPO, FAAOP
Eric is the Chief Prosthetist and patient champion at Agile Orthopedics. Eric has been a managing partner and lead clinician with several of the nation's largest private orthotic/prosthetic practices.
Eric earned a BA Degree from the University of Wisconsin. He received his Orthotic education at the University of Connecticut and his Prosthetic education from Northwestern University. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists. Eric has extensive training and experience in both upper and lower limb orthotics and Prosthetics. His experience in home based, outpatient and hospital-based practices have given him a wide variety of expertise in acute and rehabilitation care.
Aside from providing services in the Denver area, Eric is a founding member of the Range of Motion Project (ROMP) www.rompglobal.org, an incorporated 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing prosthetic care and education to those without resources. He frequently travels to Guatemala and other developing nations where resources are limited for amputees in need. Eric loves to talk about his travels and experiences in these places and the work that ROMP performs around the world. Outside of work, Eric enjoys woodworking and spending time outdoors with his wife and two adorable sons.
Glenn Matsushima CPO
Certified Prosthetist - OrthotistB
He completed the O&P program from California State University of Dominguez Hills and has enjoyed the field ever since. Glenn loves all the technological advances in the field since he has started and integrates CAD 3D design whenever he can. Over the years he has specialized in upper extremity prosthetics, Scoliosis orthotics and cranial remolding orthotics. He has also been on the board of many organizations including The American Orthotics and Prosthetics Association (AOPA), The American Board for Certification for Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC), the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE), and multiple manufacturer boards. When he is not at work Glenn enjoys surfing and spending time with his wife and five children.
Carita Backman CPO
Certified Prosthetist - Orthotist
Mrs. Backman received a Bachelor of Science degree from Helsinki IV College of Applied Health Sciences, Helsinki, Finland in 1993. She has a four year degree in orthopedic engineering (in this country the degree is called biomechanical engineering). Pior to entering the O&P field she was a physical therapist. Mrs. Backman is a licensed orthotist and prosthetist in Finland, and became an ABC certified prosthetist in USA in 2003. She moved to USA in 1993 and did her clinical residency at O&P of Pinehurst in Pinehurst NC. After that in 1995 she moved to San Francisco CA and worked there as a staff prosthetist for a company called Dan Muth Company. In 1997 she moved to Colorado and worked for NovaCare as a prosthetist and practice manager. In 2002 until now she joined Orthotic Prosthetic Solution as a part owner of OPS, owner of her practice and clinical prosthetist. Mrs. Backman is also a certified mastectomy fitter. She speaks Finnish, Swedish, German, and English. Outside of work she loves the outdoors like hiking and Nordic skiing. She enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and two kids.
David Krupa CP
David splits his time between Denver, Colorado, Quito, Ecuador and Zacapa, Guatemala where he serves amputees throughout the developing world as the Executive Director and Co-Founder of The Range of Motion Project (ROMP), a non-profit, for-impact Organization whose mission is to provide high quality prosthetic care in underserved populations, which enhances mobility and unlocks human potential. When in Colorado, David provides world class care to amputees in need with all levels of amputation and complexity of care. An amputee himself, he believes mobility can be critical in an individual’s pursuit of life’s many aspirations – family, community, work, active play and adventure. This fuels his continued drive to expand his impact on the healthcare of underserved populations. The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists awarded David with The Mohamed Amin Award for Humanitarian Service in 2007. He is the recipient of the 2013 Charles C Stewart Young Humanitarian Award from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is recipient of the 2015 Henry Viscardi Achievement Award which recognizes exemplary leaders within the disability community and their extraordinary societal contributions. He studied prosthetics at Northwestern University and is an American Board Certified Prosthetist.
Prosthetic – Orthotic Assistant Practitioner
Emily is originally from Minneapolis, MN but now lives in Denver, CO. She lives with her fiancée and their kitten and they are loving exploring and adventuring around Colorado. For five years, she worked as an Aquatics Specialist at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, specializing in working with children who have autism. Emilygot her BS in Human Physiology and Special Education from the University of Oregon and is currently in a dual Master’s program at Century College/Concordia University studying Orthotics and Prosthetics. She has been working as an assistant for Eric at Agile Orthopedics since October and is enjoying hands on learning and being immersed in the profession while she finishes up school (graduates in May 2020). Emily did her summer internship in Quito, Ecuador with Range of Motion Project and loves helping patients redefine their mobility. In her spare time, Emily loves to rock climb, bike, travel, cook and spend time in her garden. She also volunteers for adaptive rock climbing and skiing. Emily loves the combination of art and science this field brings and is excited for things to come!
Michelle has been in the Orthotics & Prosthetic field since 2002 and started working for Prosthetic & Orthotic Group in 2015. She is the Office Manager in the Fort Collins Office and helps with operations, contracting and billing for all of the Colorado offices. Michelle has been married for 23 years and has 3 children, ages 20, 15 and 12. She enjoys running, biking and hiking when not at work.
Patient Services and Billing Coordinator
Gabriela Gonzalez is from Ciudad Juarez Chihuahua and started with Prosthetic &Orthotic Group in 2012 as a Patient Service Coordinator in the Fort Collins Office. I answer the phones, do data entry, billing and also help translating Spanish speaking patients. She has an adorable “fur baby named Melo, is an auntie and loves the Broncos!