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.”
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.
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.
Hernan Luna LPO, CPO
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As a clinician, I constantly strive to make a connection with my patients, to seek out that moment where I know I’ve made someone’s life just a little bit better. I enjoy using my knowledge and experience daily, to problem solve and deliver an outstanding product which will produce a positive outcome. I want the patient to know and feel that I am on their side. Being DYNAMIC means thinking outside of the box and developing solutions tailored to the individual patient so that I can help you achieve your goals.
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.”
Douglas Mavarez is our Orthotic Fitter Assistant - more about Douglas??
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Shubert Chang CPO
Shubert Chang, CPO was widely recognized as an innovator in pediatric orthotics and prosthetics. Shubert understood the growth and development of children and thus the intricate detail needed to fabricate custom designed devices for children that were strong and flexible enough to suit the demands of active children. Although Chang made a name for himself as a leading provider of prosthetics and orthotics for the pediatric population, he also served adults, especially those requiring prosthetics. Shubert was an amputee himself since the age of 15 due to a motorcycle accident. Although traumatic, this life changing experience became the catalyst for Shubert’s caring sensitivity and empathy for the patients and clients he served. He understood that the need for an orthotic or prosthetic device was not the defining factor in an individual’s ability to have an active life. He lived this by being involved in many athletic pursuits ranging from racquetball and mountain biking to racing motor sports. After meeting his wife, Melisa Chang, a physical therapist and also an amputee, their combined talents and passion for helping others led them to open Dynamic Orthopedics, Inc. in 2002. His legacy of excellence in every aspect of patient care is continued as Dynamic Orthopedics, Inc. is recognized as the established provider of premium prosthetic and orthotic services for southeast Florida’s children and adults.
Shubert’s Kids was started by Melisa Chang to honor the work of her late husband and directly assist children in getting the devices that can change their lives. Melisa, as well as the dedicated staff at Dynamic Orthopedics, Inc. thank you for your donations. If you would like to be considered for receiving a Shubert’s Kids Grant, click on the link below for forms and information.