Founded in June of 2006, Prosthetic Innovations, LLC began by specializing in providing the most progressive prosthetic care available. This often includes high level above-knee, hip disarticulation, hemipelvectomy, above-elbow and shoulder disarticulation. Since that time, partners Christopher Dalmass, Michael Rayer and Timothy Rayer have become known across the U.S. as pioneers and innovators in this field while developing Prosthetic Innovations, LLC into the most advanced “prosthetics- only” practice available to civilians. Their standards of excellence, continuous education and the highest level of compassionate care change the lives of clients and their families each and every day.
Christopher Dalmass, CP
Chris Dalmass earned his undergraduate degree in Business Management and Marketing from Widener University in 1990. He subsequently received his formal prosthetic training and earned his postgraduate Certificate in Prosthetics from Northwestern University. Dalmass has worked with prosthetic clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region since 1991, establishing himself as a skilled and dedicated clinician. In conjunction with his existing practice, Chris is routinely invited to serve as an attending prosthetist at eight regional amputee clinics, treating as many as 20 clients each week at these locations. As an attending prosthetist at Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Facility, Chris developed a deep understanding of the processes and capabilities within the amputee clinic there. This knowledge, coupled with reputation as a skilled prosthetist, led Chris to be asked to provide his analysis to The Joint Commission. As a recognized expert in prosthetic devices and services, Chris’ input was integral in Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Center being the first rehab facility accredited by The Joint Commission. Dalmass is involved with multiple industry studies, including the OSSUR Seal-In V and the new POWER KNEE. Dalmass serves a leadership role in Prosthetic Innovations LLC’ participation in the current NIH funded PLUS Study. This two-year, outcome-based study is being currently investigated by the University of Washington and the University of Miami. Prosthetic Innovations, LLC is one of five facilities selected to participate by University of Miami’s Robert S. Gailey, PhD, PT.
“We deliver great quality care for amputees who need it. These people need to have the tools to succeed. By embracing technology and designing comfortable, high performance sockets, we deliver those tools and our clients win. Period.”
Michael Rayer, CP
Michael Rayer graduated from the University of Virginia in 1993 where he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Rayer is a four-time Division I swimmer and competed in the Olympic trials. He completed his graduate education at the University of Connecticut Medical School and Newington Children’s Hospital. Rayer is a skilled prosthetist with a unique specialty applying his automation and mechanical engineering background to research and development of prosthetics. He is committed to improving current prosthetic designs and refining industry techniques. Mike pioneers Team PROLIMB, a program dedicated to supporting amputees’ desire to resume their pre-injury activity level. Throughout the year, TEAM PROLIMB members compete in rigorous activities, including rock climbing, skiing and triathlons. Through this program, Mike provides encouragement and continually raises the standards of the members, providing each with a mindset for a lifetime of opportunity.
“At Prosthetic Innovations, LLC, we are passionate about prosthetics. It’s all that we do. We are very fortunate that we have a very young and active cliental which motivates our entire team to return them to the highest level of activity possible. We spend significant time in our test fitting phases making sure every prosthetic that we fabricate is as perfect as it can be. We ensure that the prosthesis is never the limiting factor in what someone can do.”
Timothy Rayer, CP, LPNJ
Timothy Rayer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Penn State University in 1994 before going on to complete his graduate work in Prosthetics at Newington Children’s Hospital and the University of Connecticut Medical School. Rayer specializes in the design and fit of complex polytrauma patients including Transfemoral (AK), Hemipelvectomy, Hip disarticulation and Running prosthetics. Rayer currently leads Prosthetic Innovations, LLC’ beta testing of OSSUR’s, yet-to-be-released, Transfemoral Seal-In V Liner as well as the Unity Vacuum Foot. Past beta tests that Rayer has led included the new POWER KNEE, Flex-Run redesign, as well as OSSUR’s entire Seal-In Liner product line. Rayer serves a leadership role inProsthetic Innovations, LLC’ participation in the NIH-funded PLUS Study. This two year, outcome-based study is being currently investigated by The University of Washington and the University of Miami. Prosthetic Innovations, LLC is one of five facilities selected to participate by University of Miami’s Robert S. Gailey, PhD, PT. Rayer serves as a clinical consultant for OSSUR, teaching the proper application of advanced devices to prosthetists, physicians and students throughout North America. Rayer’s product training includes the new POWER KNEE, Symbionic Leg, Proprio Ankle, Rheo Knee and the entire Seal-In product line. Tim serves as a valuable member of the OSSUR advisory board, assisting in developing concepts for the overall advancement of the industry.
“Our clinical and technical staff is a talented and selfless group always ready to make a difference in the lives of our clients and their families. It’s our commitment as a team to get each of our clients to perform at the next level.”