Agile Orthopedics

Agile Orthopedics combines experience and cutting edge technology to address the functional challenges that come with amputation and injury. Through utilizing technical innovation and compassion, Agile Orthopedics provides high quality, personal service that is all about you.

Carita Backman CPO

Certified Prosthetist Orthotist

Mrs. Backman received a Bachelor of Science degree from Helsinki IV College of Applied Health Sciences, Helsinki, Finland in 1993. She has a four year degree in orthopedic engineering (in this country the degree is called biomechanical engineering). Pior to entering the O&P field she was a physical therapist. Mrs. Backman is a licensed orthotist and prosthetist in Finland, and became an ABC certified prosthetist in USA in 2003. She moved to USA in 1993 and did her clinical residency at O&P of Pinehurst in Pinehurst NC. After that in 1995 she moved to San Francisco CA and worked there as a staff prosthetist for a company called Dan Muth Company. In 1997 she moved to Colorado and worked for NovaCare as a prosthetist and practice manager. In 2002 until now she joined Orthotic Prosthetic Solution as a part owner of OPS, owner of her practice and clinical prosthetist. Mrs. Backman is also a certified mastectomy fitter. She speaks Finnish, Swedish, German, and English. Outside of work she loves the outdoors like hiking and Nordic skiing. She enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and two kids.

Eric Neufeld  CPO FAAOP

Certified Prosthetist Orthotist

Eric is the Chief Prosthetist and patient champion at Agile Orthopedics. Eric has been a managing partner and lead clinician with several of the nation’s largest private orthotic/prosthetic practices.

Eric earned a BA Degree from the University of Wisconsin. He received his Orthotic education at the University of Connecticut and his Prosthetic education from Northwestern University. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists. Eric has extensive training and experience in both upper and lower limb orthotics and Prosthetics. His experience in home based, outpatient and hospital-based practices have given him a wide variety of expertise in acute and rehabilitation care.

Aside from providing services in the Denver area, Eric is a founding member of the Range of Motion Project (ROMP) www.rompglobal.org, an incorporated 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing prosthetic care and education to those without resources. He frequently travels to Guatemala and other developing nations where resources are limited for amputees in need. Eric loves to talk about his travels and experiences in these places and the work that ROMP performs around the world.

Outside of work, Eric enjoys woodworking and spending time outdoors with his wife and two adorable sons.

Emily Zoltai

Technician

Emily is originally from Minneapolis, MN but now lives in Denver, CO. She lives with her fiancée and their new kitten and they are loving exploring and adventuring around Colorado. For five years, she worked as an Aquatics Specialist at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, specializing in working with children who have autism. She is in a dual master’s program at Century College/Concordia University studying Orthotics and Prosthetics. She is currently an assistant for Eric Neufeld at Agile Orthopedics. She is enjoying hands on learning and being immersed in the profession while she finishes up school. Emily did her summer internship in Ecuador with Range of Motion Project.

“Mobility is independence. It gives me the confidence to take on the world. Mobility gives me joy and it has taken me on some pretty amazing adventures.” In her spare time, Emily loves to rock climb, bike, ski and do anything active. She also volunteers for adaptive rock climbing and is an ambassador liaison for the Range of Motion Project. Emily is new to the field and is excited for things to come!

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