Luke Stikeleather, CO

Luke Stikeleather is the President of the National Scoliosis Center (NSC) where he serves as the Chief Orthotist exclusively specializing in scoliosis treatment. The NSC is a realized dream of Luke’s, fostered through many years of working with his young scoliosis patients and seeing the hardship that the many different appointments and shuttling…

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Downey Hinrichs, MSPT

Downey Hinrichs, MSPT, is a Certified Schroth Therapist. She has been a physical therapist for over 20 years specializing in “boutique therapy” which focuses on each client’s specific needs in a one-to-one environment.  She works with each client to create a tailored treatment plan that maximizes corrective outcomes. Her approach to treating scoliosis…

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Michael Hawkins, DPT, MHA

Michael Hawkins is an Orthotist specializing in scoliosis and a physical therapist certified in the Schroth Method. Early in Michael’s education, he saw a gap in the conservative treatment of scoliosis and chose to focus his career on advancing this area of the field. He uses his background in physiology and biomechanics, combined…

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Becky Nepivoda, Radiology Technologist

Becky Nepivoda is the Radiology Technologist, licensed by the Virginia Medical Board, for our new EOS X-Ray Imaging System.  Becky has over 15 years of experience in the orthopedic field. She is very excited to be working with the new EOS Imaging System, which enables her to provide high-definition imaging services while reinforcing…

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Melanie Minesinger, Patient Advocate

Melanie Minesinger is our resident patient advocate.  She represents the heart of the organization–helping our patients understand the process of scoliosis intervention and maintenance. She helps our young patients work through any concerns they have with adapting to the brace and assists parents with scheduling, understanding treatment processes, giving advice and tips with…

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