Why Choose Us

Mike Casey and Matt Daniels have teamed up to bring the North Valley the highest level of orthotic and prosthetic care available. Now servicing the communities of Chico, Oroville, Gridley, Yuba City, Corning, Willows, Paradise, Chester, Susanville, and all areas in between.

Combined, Mike and Matt have well over 40 years experience in the field. Both practitioners have a passion for helping patients and have developed the most advanced facility ever built in the North Valley.


Why We Get Better Patient Outcomes

Rather than designing your orthosis or prosthesis based on what can be billed to your insurance, we manufacture your device according to what’s best for you. We believe that taking good care of our patients and driving the best patient outcomes possible will bring us more patients. Matt and Mike have both managed offices for other owners prior to opening Elite together. The common theme at most facilities is trying to squeeze every dime out of each patient that walks in the door. The business model is very different at Elite. We strive to consistently achieve the best patient outcomes possible.  This is how we have grown and are successful.

a person training with a prosthetic leg


The Golden Triangle:

Prosthetic limbs are extremely complicated. They have to work correctly for millions of step cycles, over several years, without issue. For any prosthesis to work correctly there are three main parts that are all related to each other. These parts must work in harmony in order to work correctly. If any of these parts are not correct, the result will be a prosthesis that is painful and unsafe to use.

Fit - The fit is the relationship between the prosthetic socket and the residual limb. If the socket fit is not correct, the prosthesis can be very painful, and the risk of developing wounds is increased. A well fit socket is generally thought of as the key to a successful prosthetic outcome.
Alignment - The alignment is the relationship between the prosthetic socket, the prosthetic joints (knee and ankle), and the ground. The forces from the ground are relayed through the socket into the residual limb anatomy, and these forces are mitigated by prosthetic knees and feet. If the alignment is correct, walking will be more symmetrical, resulting in an energy efficient, comfortable, and predictable gait cycle.
Suspension - The suspension keeps the prosthesis secured in place on the residual limb during swing phase of the gait cycle. If the suspension is not correct, the prosthesis can become uncontrollable as it moves forward. Proper suspension results in safe and secure control of the residual limb and prosthesis. In lower extremity prosthetic users suspension prevents “catching the toes” and tripping. Predictable foot placement, when stepping onto a prosthetic leg, is critical in walking safely.
a young girl being fitted with an orthotic device


Orthotics are complicated! A great outcome takes a clinician that is capable of asking the right questions, checking the right metrics, and making a proper assessment. This is how we are able to determine what the best option for our patient is. Do you actually need a custom designed and fabricated orthosis? Or would something “off the shelf” work better?

We see cases every day that the best option for our patient may be a solution we can’t bill for at all. If a heal wedge is a better solution than a custom AFO, we try the wedge first. What we do here at Elite is GET BETTER PATIENT OUTCOMES. Billing as much as possible for whatever is the most expensive device covered by a patient's insurance is a disturbing trend in orthotics and prosthetics. At Elite, each case is individually evaluated with the patient’s needs first, not what’s best for our checking account. The mechanics of each solution are explained to the patient so that they have a complete understanding of what their issue is. Then we discuss what options we are suggesting to resolve the patient’s issue, and why.

From custom wrist braces to microprocessor KAFOs and transfemoral prosthetics, every case is treated the same here.

If you are looking for the best outcome for any orthosis or prosthesis, trust in Elite. If you present with an unusual prescription which we are not as familiar with, we can help guide you to a facility that is. As an example, plagiocephalic molding helmets for infants would be typically be referred to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, simply based on their familiarity with the design and fitting processes, and the number of helmets that they have provided with high quality outcomes.