Tracey founded Austin Prosthetic Center in 2014 with the vision of being a prosthetic facility to help patients restore function and recover life after amputation. She holds a M.Ed in Exercise Sports Science from Texas State University and has worked in the healthcare industry since 2007. Tracey works closely with each patient and their medical specialist to address any questions or concerns that may arise about the process of getting a prosthesis. Her main goal is to provide excellent patient service by building and maintaining meaningful and lasting relationships that are imperative to achieving desired patient outcomes. She stays in touch with each patient and their medical specialists on a regular basis to ensure that we are providing unparalleled service and quality.
Matthew Harris Jr., CPO, LPO
Matthew is an Austin native whom obtained his undergraduate degree in Industrial Technology with an emphasis in Manufacturing Engineering from Texas State University. He worked in the Semiconductor industry as a Diffusion Equipment Engineer for 3 years before choosing to pursue a career in the medical field. He considered physical therapy and while volunteering at Christus Santa Rosa hospital in San Antonio, TX, he was exposed to the world of Orthotics and Prosthetics. Fascinated with orthotics and prosthetics, Matthew then volunteered at MK Prosthetic & Orthotic Services in San Antonio, TX, where he developed a passion for the field. Enjoying the various elements that comprise O&P such as clinical assessment, patient interaction and technical fabrication, Matthew realized he had discovered a very rewarding career where he could apply his talents to benefit others. He pursued his post-graduate prosthetic and orthotic education at California State University - Dominguez Hills, graduating in 2008. Matthew subsequently completed a rigorous two year residency program at MK Prosthetic & Orthotic Services where he gained expansive experience treating patients and in practice management. He was promoted to Practice Manager in 2010 and continued to serve in this role after Hanger Clinic acquired the practice in 2011. He joined the Austin Prosthetic Center team in 2014 where he serves not only as a clinician but also as Practice Manager. In this role, he is responsible for supervising and directing company workflow, recruiting, training, ensuring practice growth and most importantly patient satisfaction. Matthew is a certified Prosthetist-Orthotist by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, Pedorthics and is a licensed Prosthetist-Orthotist in the state of Texas.
Ben George, CPO, LPO
Following graduation from high school in San Antonio, Ben obtained a bachelors of science degree at Marshall University in chemistry. He worked as a quality control chemist in the nutraceutical industry prior to pursuing a post bachelor’s degree in orthotics and prosthetics from California State University and the University of Hartford respectively. Ben completed his orthotic residency at Hanger Clinic in Bremerton, WA followed by his prosthetics residency at Pacific Medical. Following certification, Ben served as practice manager at Pacific Medical in the greater Tacoma area for 10 years managing two clinics. During his tenure in this position, Ben established a residency program in his region teaching students the vital and necessary skills to provide comprehensive prosthetic and orthotic care. Ben is driven by the desire to help others optimize functional potential and believes that actively listening and engaging patients are key components in the process. Following his position at Pacific Medical, Ben returned to Texas to have the opportunity to spend more time with his family and join the team at Austin Prosthetics Center. Ben has additional certifications in advanced prosthetic and orthotic technologies including microprocessor knees, elevated vacuum sockets, myoelectric driven systems, and stance control devices. Ben enjoys the critical thinking processes involved with helping people overcome unique obstacles and challenges via the design and implementation of individualized solutions. Ben is a certified Prosthetist-Orthotist by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, Pedorthics and is a licensed Prosthetist-Orthotist in the state of Texas.
Brian started working in Healthcare in 2005, prior to that he worked in management for two different fortune 500 companies. With his 15 years of combined management and healthcare experience he is a great fit for Austin Prosthetic Center. Brian’s primary role involves all aspects of daily practice management, employee, operational and financial management. Brian supports the company operations by maintaining office systems and organizing all of the administrative activities to facilitate a smooth running office. He ensures relevant records are up to date and that all administration processes work effectively. Brian also maintains the financial integrity of the company and is a great resource when you have questions about managing your healthcare issues.
Lydia Manriquez provides both pre-and post-amputation support to those faced with limb loss. She works with both the patient and their family to provide information and support to help aid in the life changing event of amputation. Lydia became an amputee in a car accident in 2009. Since her amputation she has always wanted to work with amputees providing peer support. She is now in a role where she can identify with the patient and offer advice, suggestions and encouragement. She works closely with surgeons and their patients to ensure the best outcome is achieved. She has a passion for patient care and enjoys forming life long relationships with each patient. Lydia is available to answer any question the patient or patient's family may have.
With over 20 years of experience, Andrea has been in the medical industry since 2000 and in the field of Orthotics & Prosthetics since 2002. She is a skilled veteran verifying benefits and insurance coverage and is passionate in providing unmatched customer service. Andrea treats patients with respect, professionalism, and welcomes questions to ensure a great customer experience.
Russell graduated from McMurry University in 2008 with a Major in Physics and a minor in Mathematics. He started his O&P technician education shortly after at MK Prosthetic and Orthotic Services in San Antonio, TX. In July of 2012 Russell pursued the opportunity to work for the Center for the Intrepid at Fort Sam Houston where he helped active and retired military personnel with upper and lower extremity prosthetic needs. While at the CFI Russell became the lead technician in the DEKA arm research project, helping to further research and functionality of upper extremity prosthetics. He joined Austin Prosthetic Center in 2014 and has become an integral component of the team.