ABOUT

BROOKE ARTESI, CPO, LPO – Owner of Sunshine P&O

Brooke_Artesi_1Brooke Artesi has been in the field of  Orthotics and Prosthetics for over 10 years.   She is licensed by the New Jersey Board of Orthotics and Prosthetics and Certified in Prosthetics and Orthotics by the American Board for Certification in Prosthetics and Orthotics (ABC).

O&P News 175 named Brooke one of the Innovators in the field of Orthotics & Prosthetics.  The O&P News 175 recognizes the movers and shakers impacting the industry through innovation. They are defined by a relentless pursuit of knowledge, achieving greater competency in their field, and a commitment to delivering compassionate care while improving patients’ lives.

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As an amputee, Brooke has a personal understanding of her patients’ needs and stresses the importance of activity.   She is passionate about her volunteer work as an adult amputee counselor and mentor at Camp No Limits, a camp for children with limb loss, always encouraging others to reach their potential and remain active.

She also finds time to be on the Board of Directors of OPAF, the Orthotic and Prosthetic Activities Foundation. “The organized structure of OPAF and its nationwide presence allows amputees to participate in activities with their peers that would otherwise not be possible,” says Brooke. Brooke is also the Vice-President of the NJ Chapter of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists.

Brooke competes in the Extremity Games, organized by the Athletes with Disabilities Network (ADN),  for which she has won awards in both rock climbing and kayaking. She serves on the Board of Directors for No Limits Limb Loss Association which funds Camp No Limits, and serves as a volunteer counselor to them as well as being a Certified Peer Visitor for the Amputee Coalition of America.

Originally a Fine Arts Major with a specialty in sculpting, Brooke moved on to get her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at Rutgers University.  With an eye for design, and an understanding of science, she completed her post-graduate work at the University of Hartford for the Newington Certificate Program in Orthotics and Prosthetics (NCP).
Constantly expanding her expertise and training, Brooke is the only Northern New Jersey certified Prosthetist for the ILimb Ultra  by TouchBionics.  She is also the only Northern New Jersey Certified Mastectomy Fitter (CMF) for Radiant Impressions Custom Breast Prosthesis.
Brooke is available for speaking engagements. Brooke@SunshinePandO.com

OUR TEAM

 

NATALIE JOHNSEN, CERTIFIED PEDORTHIST

Natalie has joined the Sunshine P&O team, bringing 26 years of experience in Pedorthics.  She graduated from Ramapo College of NJ in 1983 and went on to get the American Board for Certification in Pedorthics in 1994.  Pedorthics is the management and treatment of conditions of the foot, ankle, and lower extremities which require fitting, fabricating, and adjusting of footwear.

Credentialed pedorthists select, modify and fabricate orthotics for shoes to help people maintain or regain as much mobility as possible.  Natalie has trained in footwear fitting, lower extremity orthotic design, manufacture and materials and shoe construction and modification, She is skilled in designing and fabricating orthotics for shoes as well as selecting and modifying shoes so your orthotics work effectively. Asked why she chose pedorthics, Natalie said,  “I get to help people while working with my hands.  It’s the best of both worlds.”

When not at work, Natalie enjoys spending time with her family.

 

SEAN ALLEN – P&O Resident

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Sean is our newest team member.  He graduated Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, holding a Master’s Degree of Prosthetics and Orthotics.

Sean is passionate about working in a rehabilitative setting, helping O&P patients reach their potentials.  His personal family experience fueled this desire.  He is a father of three children and an avid fly fisherman.

His favorite quote is from Hippocrates – “Cure sometimes, treat often, care always”

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RICH ROMAINE – Head Fabrication Technician

Richard Romaine, Fabrication tech at Sunshine Prosthetics and Orthotics in Wayne NJ

Our head Fabrication Technician is Rich Romaine who can fabricate molds as well as make adjustments and customizations here in our inhouse Fabrication Shop.

OUR OFFICES

Our state-of-the-art offices are located at 1700 Route 23 North, Suite 180, in Wayne, New Jersey.

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“Helping my patients regain mobility with prosthetics and orthotics is what I was meant to do.  My whole life experience led up to this moment of opening my own practice.”   –  Brooke Artesi, CPO, LPO

OUR NEW FABRICATION SHOP

We’ve recently expanded our facility for a larger, modernized fabrication shop.  Our technicians can customize, modify and repair prosthetics and orthotics inhouse.  That means less waiting turnaround time for our patients, an important part of our patient care program.

new inhouse fabrication shop at Sunshine Prosthetics & Orthotics in Wayne NJ

Our new fabrication shop – complete with oven, plaster molding area, worktables and patient device bins.

The new fabrication shop allows us to have an intern, learning the craft of prosthetic and orthotic fabrication.

Nicholas Videtti, intern at Sunshine P&O,  has found the new facilities expanded his learning, “I learned how to mold, vacuum and modify sockets and about anatomy and physiology.  With this experience I am comfortable with patients.” Nicholas Videtti, intern at Sunshine Prosthetics and Orthotics in Wayne NJ