Our Staff

All professionals at Strive Orthotics & Prosthetics maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay knowledgeable on the latest trends in the O&P field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

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Matthew McEwin, CPO Certified by the American Board of Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics, Matthew is a prosthetics and orthotics practitioner at Strive O&P. While attending the University of Central Oklahoma, where he completed his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Matthew became intrigued by the field of prosthetics while electing to take on a senior project involving biomechanics for amputees. His interest grew into a passion, volunteering and later working as a technician and apprentice at a local prosthetic and orthotic facility where he grew up in Oklahoma City.

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Following his dream led him to Chicago to complete the Orthotics and Prosthetics program at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine where he met his wife, Melissa. As part of his residency program in Baltimore, Maryland he was afforded the opportunity to attend the Johns Hopkins amputee clinic regularly. While working in Maryland, Matthew lectured on orthotics and prosthetics for Johns Hopkins’ practitioners pursuing physical medicine and rehabilitation specialties. During his time in Baltimore, Matthew had the opportunity to provide orthotic solutions for a world renown orthopedic surgeon specializing in Legg-Calve-Perthes disease at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics. He has always enjoyed working with his hands, problem solving, and interacting with patients. Taking pride in keeping proficient on the newest technology, Matthew is always looking outside the box for new and innovative solutions to the problems that his patients face in their struggle to strive in the challenging world they have found themselves. Outside of work, Matthew can be found spending time outdoors with his wife, Melissa and their dog, Chi.

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Melissa McEwin, CO Certified by the American Board of Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics, Melissa is an orthotics practitioner at Strive O&P. A native of Michigan, she received a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Health Services with focus in Occupational Therapy at Western Michigan University. Following the completion of her undergraduate degree, she sought training through the American Red Cross to become a Certified Nursing Assistant, pursuing her passion for striving to improve her patient’s quality of life. As a rehabilitation assistant, Melissa gained experience working with patients who had suffered traumatic brain injuries.

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While following her path, Melissa had the opportunity to work with several patients utilizing various orthotic and prosthetic devices, sparking her interest in O&P. Perceiving the possibility of making such immediate and dramatic improvements in a patient’s functionality changed the trajectory of her career. Pursuing this new path, Melissa traveled to Chicago to complete the Orthotics Program at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine where she met her husband, Matt. Following graduation at Northwestern, she traveled to St. Paul, Minnesota to gain experience as a volunteer at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare Hospital. While at Gillette, Melissa discovered her passion and love of working with children and their growing needs. Melissa concluded her residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, advancing her knowledge and expertise with a large variety of pediatric presentations as well as working with some of the top pediatric Orthopedic and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation practitioners in the country. Her experience at CHOP has proven to be invaluable and is a contributing factor to her proficiency as an orthotist. Melissa is an animal lover, and loves to spend time by the water with family, friends and their puppy Chi :)

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Chi, named after the great city of Chicago, is a fun-loving Australian Shepherd puppy. She loves people, especially kids :) and is always eager to please. She loves catching frisbees and going swimming any chance she can get.