Behind the Scenes with Certified Orthotic and Prosthetic Assistant, David Beauchemin

David Beauchemin
David Beauchemin and his daughter.

At Next Step, we know that what we do is all about the people. Our staff always puts forth great effort to get to know each and every client, and we would like to help you get to know us as well!

We are excited to introduce you to Certified Orthotic and Prosthetic Assistant, David Beauchemin. He has been with Next Step since the company was founded twenty years ago. Here is a little bit more about David from a recent Q&A session: Continue reading “Behind the Scenes with Certified Orthotic and Prosthetic Assistant, David Beauchemin”

Behind the Scenes with Certified Prosthetist Arthur Graham

The caring and attentive team at Next Step provides the highest level of care in the industry. We truly enjoy getting to know our clients, and would like to help you get to know us as well!

Please meet Branch Manager and Clinical Director Arthur Graham. He has been with Next Step for almost thirteen years. Here is a little bit more about Arthur from a recent Q&A session: Prosthetist Arthur Graham

What is your primary role / responsibility?

My role is to manage the day-to-day operations in the Newton, Massachusetts office. I also provide quality clinical care there, and occasionally in Rhode Island as well.

Why did you choose this field?

My original goal was to obtain a degree in Applied Biology. However, six months into that program, I realized that it wasn’t the path for me. I was extremely fortunate to get a transfer into the Orthotics and Prosthetics program at the University of Strathclyde in the UK. My younger cousin had an amputation when she was seven years old, so I was exposed to the world of prosthetics early on.  Continue reading “Behind the Scenes with Certified Prosthetist Arthur Graham”

Behind the Scenes with Practitioner Assistant Luis E. Vivas

Next Step is proud to have the most qualified and attentive staff in the industry. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care on every level and getting to know our clients very well. We’d like to help you get to know us too!

Please meet Luis Vivas, who has been with Next Step for six years. He works in our Warwick, RI office. Here is a little bit more about Luis from a recent Q&A session:

What is your primary role / responsibility?

My role is to assist the practitioner with the prosthetic care of our clients. Continue reading “Behind the Scenes with Practitioner Assistant Luis E. Vivas”

Behind the Scenes at Next Step with Certified Prosthetic Assistant, David Dage

Next Step is proud of our team of professionals who are not only great at their jobs, they are great people at heart. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care on every level and getting to know our clients very well. We’d like to help you get to know our team too!

Please meet David Dage. He has been in the industry since 1979 and part of the Next Step family since 2001. David is a Certified Prosthetic Assistant based in Manchester, NH. Here is a little bit more about him from a recent Q&A session:

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Behind the Scenes: Meet Prosthetist, Jeffrey Lockhart

Next Step takes great pride in our team of qualified, caring prosthetists and staff. We strive to provide the highest quality care on every level and enjoy getting to know our clients very well. We’d like to help you get to know us too!

Please meet Jeffrey Lockhart, who has been a prosthetist with Next Step for three years. He works in Warwick, RI and has been in the industry for 31 years. Here is a little bit more about Jeff from a recent Q&A session:

What is your primary role / responsibility?

I provide patient care to the local amputee population. I also educate referral sources like physical therapists and physicians on current prosthetic practices and design.

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Behind the Scenes with Manchester Branch Manager, Scott Cummings

Next step is fortunate to have professionals who are both expertly skilled and extremely caring. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care on every level and getting to know our clients very well. We’d like to help you get to know our team too!

Please meet Scott Cummings, a 30-year industry veteran who has been in the Next Step family for fourteen years and wears many hats! In addition to being a certified prosthetist and orthotist, Scott is also the Branch Manager for our Manchester, NH office with many other duties as well. Here is a little bit more about Scott from a recent Q&A session:

What is your primary role/responsibility?

My primary role at Next Step is to provide care to those with limb loss.  I also perform various administrative, planning, and supervisory duties consistent with my managerial position.  As the Next Step compliance officer, I need to make sure that we remain current on our accreditation, certification, and regulatory requirements. Lastly, I function as the point person for interns, job shadows, and other visitors who frequently spend time at Next Step to fulfill educational requirements or to learn more about the prosthetic profession.

Why did you choose to go into this field?

I thought it would be an exciting and interesting way to help people in need.  It allows me to combine problem solving, art, and science on a daily basis.

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Behind The Scenes: Our Halloween Costumes

Halloween doesn’t just have to be for our #NextStepKids. We love our tradition of celebrating Halloween in the office so we encouraged our employees, across all three offices, to think creatively and dress up.

Every year, this day brings us good laughs without fail.

We wanted to share the excitement beyond our office walls and give you a behind the scenes look at some of the fun we had!

We think our employees’ personalities shined, what do you think?

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Behind the Scenes with Prosthetist Ian Gray

Next Step is fortunate to have the most qualified and attentive prosthetists and staff.  We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care on every level and getting to know our clients very well. We’d like to help you get to know us too!

Ian Gray spending quality time with his beautiful family.

Please meet Ian Gray, who has been a prosthetist with Next Step for eight years. He works in the Newton, MA Office and lives in Framingham, MA. Ian has been in the industry for 12 years.

Here is a little bit more about Ian from a recent Q&A session:

What is your primary role/responsibility?

Providing quality care that exceeds our clients expectations and overseeing the highest quality of fabrication.

 Why did you choose to go into this field?

As a kid growing up with a mother who is an above knee amputee, I was fascinated with prosthetics. Also, I always enjoyed working with my hands and was always interested in how the human body works as well as sport science. Prosthetics was a natural fit.
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