Meet Our Team

Erik Schaffer, C.P.

Founder, CEO, and Head Prosthetist

Erik Schaffer, C.P. is the founder and CEO of A Step Ahead Prosthetics, and as Head Prosthetist at our New York location he remains highly involved with his patients and in pushing the industry forward. Erik is considered one of the world’s foremost experts in his field and has served as, among other things, an advisor to leading prosthetics manufactures Ossur, Ottobock, and Freedom Innovations and as a medical staff member for the 1996 Paralympics and 2010 USA Track Team. His expertise in prosthetic design and care has made A Step Ahead Prosthetics the ultimate destination for amputees located around the world.

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Bob Emerson, C.P.

CEO and Prosthetist
A Step Ahead Prosthetics Boston

Former Paralympic skiing world champion Bob Emerson, C.P. has over twenty years of experience in prosthetics and is the head prosthetist at our Boston location. He has contributed to several joint research projects with the MIT Biomechatronics Lab, and is certified to fit major technologies from Otto Bock, Ossur, iWalk, Fillauer, and most other leading prosthetics manufacturers.

Our team is made up of dedicated individuals who are passionate about their work and committed to providing the highest quality service possible. Everyone at our company focuses on helping you achieve your goals.


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