BROOKE ARTESI, CPO, LPO – Owner of Sunshine P&O
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.
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
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”
RICH ROMAINE – Head Fabrication Technician
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 state-of-the-art offices are located at 1700 Route 23 North, Suite 180, in Wayne, New Jersey.
“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.
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, 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.”