Local prosthetist aims to improve the lives of people with disabilities

Chase Brown, owner of Capital Prosthetics & Orthotics, fits his daughter, Tessa, with her first prosthetic arm.

Chase Brown, owner of Capital Prosthetics & Orthotics, fits his daughter, Tessa, with her first prosthetic arm.

It was a 13th birthday trip to a skateboard park in Dallas that ignited Chase Brown’s dream of becoming a prosthetist, he said.


“There was a guy there who was 13 or 14 [years old], and he was one of the best kids in the park,” Brown said. “I was fascinated that this kid who had a prosthetic [leg] could do all of the things he was doing. It stuck with me.”


Today, Brown is the owner of Southwest Austin-based Capital Prosthetics & Orthotics, which he opened last April in the same complex as St. David’s South Austin Medical Center.


The business offers a range of services, but the majority of its work is centered around the creation of custom lower-extremity prosthetics, pediatric braces and foot orthotics, Brown said.


Each prosthetic and orthotic is custom-made by Brown in his on-site lab, home garage lab or mobile lab, which he uses to offer personalized service to his homebound patients.




Chase Brown drills a test socket for son Elias' prosthetic leg.[/caption]

The business’s mission is to use the best technology available to develop solutions to optimize the lives of people with disabilities. In his personal life, Brown has put that commitment to work through the adoption of two of his children from Ethiopia.


Twelve-year-old Elias wears a prosthetic leg that allows him to walk, run and play sports.


Born missing both legs and her right arm, 5-year-old Tessa was recently fitted for her first prosthetic arm.


“When I have patients walk through the door, my goal is to get them back to where they were or better,” Brown said. “[That goal] is the same I have for my kids.”


Brown and his wife, Meagan, are now exploring the option of expanding the office’s staff so they can continue to make an impact in Austin.


“Chase’s passion for prosthetics gives us a connection to the amputee community at large, and we love that,” she said.






Capital Prosthetics & Orthotics
4310 James Casey St., Ste. 1-C, Austin
512-916-9431
www.cpoaustin.com
Hours: Mon.-Thu. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m.-noon., closed Sat.-Sun.

By Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.


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