Category Archives : Practitioner Spotlight

Practitioner Spotlight: Hank Hinshaw, CPO

In our profession, empathy plays a major role in a successful experience for all of our patients. Our staff and practitioners are exceptional at making patients feel understood and reassured. Hank Hinshaw, CPO has a unique take on how he empathizes with his patients because he, himself, is an amputee.  Experience at an Early Age Excel […]

Practitioner Spotlight: Joel Smith, CPO

For the past 9 years, Joel Smith, CPO has been part of Excels team whose mission is to help patients regain their independence and mobility with prosthetics and orthotics. Currently working out of the Bluefield, Princeton, and Beckley offices, he impacts lives from up to a two-hour radius and enjoys the opportunity to work with […]

Practitioner Spotlight: Chad McCracken, CPO

Chad McCracken did not always aspire to become a Certified Prosthetist-Orthotist. In fact, he owes his career in the field to his sister. “I was introduced to the world of prosthetics and orthotics by my sister who is a physical therapist,” says McCracken. “She thought that the mix of  my schooling, the requirements needed, and […]

Practitioner Spotlight: Richard Ruble, CPO

Everyone has a different journey to working in prosthetics and orthotics, but for most of the individuals who help patients at Excel Prosthetics, their journey was based on the desire to help people overcome personal challenges. Richard Ruble is a Certified Prosthetist Orthotist (CPO) serving Excel patients in Roanoke and Lynchburg, Virginia. He had a […]

Practitioner Spotlight: Stephen L. Epperly, BOCP, CO

At Excel Prosthetics, our practitioners and staff take pride in assuring that every patient has the opportunity to return to enjoying the same quality of life they led prior to their injury. Stephen Epperly, one of our Orthotist-Prosthetist in Radford, is no exception. He’s been with Excel for the past four years but has been […]