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Professional Staff

Ron Cheney, President, CPO (e)

Ron Cheney, CPO (e) and president of American Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc., began his career shortly after graduating from high school when he was presented with two job opportunities, both involving creating products from wood. One was in cabinetry, and the other in prosthetics. By choosing prosthetics, Ron’s career has enabled him to provide a service that would help people improve their quality of life. From early on, Ron had commitment to the company and his patients, learning not only savvy business strategies to build APO into a strong company with a top-shelf professional staff, but continuing his own education in the profession. Ron is certified by the American Board for Certification in Prosthetics & Orthotics. Ron started his career at the Winkley Artificial Limb Co. in 1958. In the mid-1960s, the company was separated from Winkley and renamed American Prosthetics, Inc. Ron and three colleagues purchased American Prosthetics, Inc. in 1972. Ron acquired the entire firm in 1988. That purchase resulted in a total of eight offices in Iowa and one in Moline, Ill. It was renamed American Prosthetics & Orthotics in the 1990s to reflect its comprehensive services. The firm employs two generations of the family, too. Son Rod Cheney, CPO, is executive vice president of APO. His son Brent Cheney, CO, is APO’s Director of Material Management. Ron’s wife, Rikki, is Director of Internal Affairs. “I believe that if he had taken his job offer at a cabinet store, he’d own his own furniture business,” said Rod. “His work ethic and savvy would have propelled him to success no matter what path he had chosen.”

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Steve Galluzzo, CPO/L, Des Moines Branch Manager

Steve Galluzzo, CPO/L, serves as the manager of the Des Moines patient care offices of APO. He is responsible for clinic and field operations, as well as staff management. Steve also sees orthotic and prosthetic patients. Steve earned his undergraduate degree in biology from Missouri State University and his Orthotic and Prosthetic certifications from Northwestern University. He is an ABC-certified practitioner and joined APO in 2003. Steve is an active member of The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP). He and his wife, Jennifer, reside in West Des Moines with their three daughters, Natalie, Rachel, and Sarah.

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Micheala Hala, MSPO, CPO/L

Micheala Hala, MSPO, CPO/L, currently sees patients at the Iowa City office and rotates hours through the Sports Medicine and Muscatine offices. She studied at the University of Northern Iowa where she received a degree in athletic training. Following that, she attained a Master of Science degree in prosthetics and orthotics from the University of Pittsburgh. Beginning in 2016, Micheala was a clinical intern at APO and did both of her residencies with the company. Board certified, Micheala excels with all ages in both simple and complex medical cases. She enjoys working with the pediatric population and utilizes the SmartSoc System to 3D scan for cranial remolding helmets from the Orthomerica STAR Family of Cranial Remolding Orthoses. She integrates 3D scanning and modification into lower extremity orthotics and prosthetics as well. She is a member of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP) and the Iowa Prosthetic, Orthotic and Pedorthic Association (IPOPA). Micheala has completed the RHEO KNEE®3/XC course through Ossur and received the Northwestern University Subischial Prosthetic Socket Course Certification. She resides in Williamsburg with her husband, Brody, and their German Shepherd, Jax.

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Adam McFarlane, CPO/L

Adam McFarlane, CPO/L, was certified in orthotics in 2013 and prosthetics in 2014 by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics (ABC). Adam sees patients at the Clive office as well as a satellite clinic in Ottumwa. Adam completed his orthotic studies at Northwestern University’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Center (NUPOC) in 2011. He then did one year of residency in Waterloo before returning to NUPOC for his prosthetic education, which he completed in June 2012. He is a 2005 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Adam also achieved Eagle Scout and is a member of the National Eagle Scout Association. A native of Cedar Falls, Adam now resides in Urbandale.

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