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A Legacy of Care and Expertise

Herb Schulze modifying cast

 Founding and Early Growth: 
Founded in 1961 by Herbert Schulze, a Certified Prosthetist, and Lothar Grade, a Certified Orthotist, Northern Prosthetics & Orthopedic Inc. began in a small storefront in Rockford, Illinois.  The duo's commitment to enhancing functional abilities in patients set the foundation for a company dedicated to exceptional prosthetic and orthotic care.

 Expansion and Development: 
Over the years, the company expanded, moving to a larger location at 2619 Charles St. in 1971. After Lothar Grade's retirement in 1992, Herbert Schulze became the sole proprietor, further solidifying the company's growth and reputation.

 Accreditation and Incorporation: 
In 1999, Northern Prosthetics & Orthopedic Inc. was formally incorporated.

The company is recognized by major boards like the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics and is an accredited residency site for the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education. It's also a member of the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association.

 Today's Commitment: 
Now located at 2629 Charles St., the company continues its mission of providing comprehensive care. Staffed by a team of certified professionals, the company ensures effective treatment through close collaboration with patients, families, and healthcare providers. 

Northern Prosthetics & Orthopedic Inc. remains a cornerstone in the community, renowned for its expertise, compassionate care, and commitment to helping patients achieve their highest functional abilities.

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