Walter stands at the forefront of orthotic innovation, but his journey began at the tender age of 14, within the walls of his father’s company, Articulos Orthopedicos, in Bogotá, Colombia. This early exposure ignited a lifelong passion that propelled Walter to become one of the most sought after orthotists in scoliosis management.

 

At Northwestern University in Chicago, Walter earned a degree in Orthotics and Prosthetics,  followed by rigorous residencies at Scheck & Siress Prosthetics, Inc., which laid the groundwork for his role as Lead Orthotist at the renowned scoliosis clinic of the University of Chicago. His expertise and reach expanded further through pivotal roles at Hanger Clinic and by managing scoliosis clinics across both Florida and Texas.

 

What sets Walter apart is not just his technical prowess but his unique dual discipline as an orthotist and a physical therapist, specialized in scoliosis-specific exercises (PSSE). He is among a select group of professionals—numbering approximately ten worldwide—who possess this combined expertise, enabling him to approach each case with a holistic perspective that bridges bracing with tailored, patient-centered physiotherapy.

 

Walter’s commitment to staying at the cutting edge of scoliosis treatment is evident in his active participation in the community, attending SRS and SOSORT annual meetings, where he ensures his practice is always aligned with the latest, evidence-based innovations in scoliosis care.

 

Choosing Walter for your child’s treatment means entrusting them to a practitioner who not only brings an elite level of technical problem-solving to the table but also a deep understanding of the nuances of scoliosis. His approach is imbued with compassion, dedication, and a deep-seated commitment to improving the lives of those he serves, making Walter an ideal choice for families seeking an elevated standard of care for their child.