Our Dynamic Team

Dynamic Orthopedics, Inc. employs only the best-in-class, most talented and passionate prosthetists, orthotists, technicians and administrators to make up our team of patient care providers. In-house fabrication services allow us to have complete control of our products to ensure we can provide you with the best quality of products and care in a reasonable timeframe.

All of our clinicians are committed to expanding their knowledge and treatment techniques through continuing education in orthotics and prosthetics in order to execute the most effective treatment plan.

From the administrator who assists you in making your initial appointment, to the practitioner who evaluates and fits you, to the technician who fabricates your device in our state-of-the-art lab, we are with you “every step of the way.”

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Owner CEO

Melisa Chang

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Licensed Certified Prosthetist Orthotist

Orializ Gonzalez

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Licensed Certified Prosthetist Orthotist

Hernan Luna

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Technician

Darwin Chiquito

Scott-Holloway2

Technician

Scott Holloway

Kirk Gifford

Technician

Kirk Gifford

Mavi Hernandez

Administrative Staff

Mavi Hernandez

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Administrative Staff

Yeniset Gonzalez 

Althea-Young2

Administrative Staff

Althea Young

Douglas Mavarez2

Orthotic Fitter Assistant

Douglas Mavarez

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Chief Financial Officer

Krista Duffy

Our Dynamic Team

Dynamic Orthopedics, Inc. employs only the best-in-class, most talented and passionate prosthetists, orthotists, technicians and administrators to make up our team of patient care providers. In-house fabrication services allow us to have complete control of our products to ensure we can provide you with the best quality of products and care in a reasonable timeframe.

All of our clinicians are committed to expanding their knowledge and treatment techniques through continuing education in orthotics and prosthetics in order to execute the most effective treatment plan.

From the administrator who assists you in making your initial appointment, to the practitioner who evaluates and fits you, to the technician who fabricates your device in our state-of-the-art lab, we are with you “every step of the way.”

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Melisa Chang - President

In 2002, Melisa Chang, with her husband, Shubert Chang, CPO, started Dynamic Orthopedics, Inc. with the goal to build a company that would show a compassionate environment for a predominately pediatric population.

Their commitment to excellence in every facet of patient care grew their reputation throughout South Florida. Herself an amputee since age 19, Melisa embarked on a professional journey that would give her all the prerequisites to run Dynamic Orthopedics. Melisa has a Bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Physical Therapy with minors in Math and Psychology. As a Physical Therapist she worked in diverse areas as pediatrics, geriatrics, orthopedic and neurological diagnoses as well as wound care and multi-trauma patients.

Melisa worked as an outpatient Physical Therapist at Memorial Regional Hospital for 17 years assisting in the development of the amputee and spinal cord injury programs. Upon taking the helm of the company after the sudden death of her husband, Melisa has not only continued to build on the foundation set by herself and Shubert, but has grown and expanded Dynamic’s scope of services.

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Orializ “Ori” M. Gonzalez, LPO, CPO

Ori Gonzalez is an ABC Certified Prosthetist Orthotist, originally from Puerto Rico, moved to Florida to pursue her dream career. She completed her Bachelor’s in Orthotics and Prosthetics at St. Petersburg College and her Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management in Orthotics and Prosthetics at Florida State University.

Her residency in orthotics and prosthetics was completed at Florida O&P Services.

Ori enjoys cooking, eating, dancing and singing out loud when no one is around! “Being Dynamic means becoming part of your family and making you feel at home with us here at Dynamic Orthopedics.” Ori is passionate about caring for the patient and their family; encouraging and supporting them every step of the way.

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Hernan Luna LPO, CPO

Hernan Luna is an ABC certified Prosthetist Orthotist and a member for the Florida Association of Orthotists and Prosthetists.

While completing his undergraduate coursework in Mechanical Engineering at Florida International University, Hernan discovered the field of Prosthetics and Orthotics, and fell in love with both the human interaction and the hands-on experience the field offered.

He went on to complete his Bachelor's in Prosthetics and Orthotics in 1995.

Hernan enjoys traveling, movies and music, and spending time with his family. He is an avid Miami Heat fan!

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Krista Duffy, CFO

Krista Duffy has been a driving force behind the success of Dynamic Orthopedics since the company started, serving in important roles such as Office Manager, overseeing insurance billing and her current role has Chief Financial Officer, CFO.

Krista graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Public Relations from Stephens College. Providing the right device is often about navigating through the confusing insurance paperwork that can discourage many families. Krista is tireless in her dedication to helping patients and their families avoid possible roadblocks. “I believe we are unique in the compassion and support that we provide our patients."

"BEING 'DYNAMIC' is letting families know that they are not alone on this journey.”

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Douglas Mavarez, COF

Douglas Mavarez, an Orthotic Fitter Assistant (COF), studied medicine in Venezuela, graduated in 1999, and migrated to the United States in 2000. Douglas started as an Orthotic/Prosthetic Technician.  In 2016 he obtained his Certified Orthotic Fitter Assistance (COF) license from Saint Petersburg College.

Douglas joined Dynamic Orthopedics in 2005 and was fortunate to start his training under the supervision of one of South Florida’s Top Prosthetist/Orthotist, Shubert Chang.

Douglas is a dedicated and dependable Orthotic Technician, providing aid to patients in need of Orthotic devices. During his tenure at Dynamic Orthopedics, he has maintained Chang’s legacy of superior craftsmanship, quality of design, and consistency in the manufacturing of Orthotic Braces.

Being DYNAMIC means being grateful because he knows that his work is truly helping families.

OUR 'DYNAMIC' TECHNICIANS

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Scott Holloway

Technician
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Darwin Chiquito

Technician
Kirk Gifford

Kirk Gifford

Technician

OUR 'DYNAMIC' ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

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Althea Young

Administrative Staff
Yeniset Gonzalez2 

Yeniset Gonzalez 

Administrative Staff
Mavi Hernandez

Mavi Hernandez

Administrative Staff

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