Children’s Hospital Denver

Our practitioners are accustomed to delivering care in our offices or in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, and occasionally to a patient’s home. We are also available to deliver care 24/7. This level of service and expertise provides the highest standards of quality and care for you.

MaryBeth Yang, CPO

Certified Prosthetist Orthotist

MaryBeth is a certified Prosthetist Orthotist, specializing in cranial remolding helmets, scoliosis bracing, and lower extremity orthotics.
MaryBeth earned her Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training from West Chester University in Pennsylvania and received her Certificate in Prosthetics and Orthotics from California State University Dominguez Hills.
Before joining P&O, MaryBeth was one of the lead orthotists in cranial remolding helmets in Northern California. MaryBeth also specializes in orthotic management of scoliosis and has a passion for lower extremity orthotics. Her research paper, “Sagittal Plane Analysis of Subjects Treated for Idiopathic Scoliosis using the Rigo System Chêneau Brace” is used in the spinal curriculum at the University of Hartford masters in O&P program.
MaryBeth is married and has two young children who love to be outdoors. MaryBeth likes to rock climb and paint.

Greg Smits CO

Certified Orthotist

Greg is the owner of Prosthetic & Orthotic (P&O) Group. A certified orthotist, he’s been with Children’s Hospital Colorado for 28 years.
Greg graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin La-Crosse. He then received his Orthotic certification from Century College in White-Bear Lake, MN and did his residency at the University of Oklahoma.
After completing his residency, Greg then spent a year at the Cleveland Clinic before moving to Colorado. He established the P&O Group at Children’s Hospital Colorado and has spent the past 28 years specializing in pediatrics.
Outside of work he enjoys traveling with his family, mountain biking, hiking, snowboarding and fly fishing.

Craig Yatsu CPO

Certified Prosthetist Orthotist

Craig has been with P&O since 2012 and handles the clinical side of patient care, specializing in the non-operative treatment of scoliosis.
He was born in Santa Monica, CA, but grew up in Bellevue, WA. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Orthotics & Prosthetics at the University of Washington and completed his O&P Residency at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Before joining P&O, he moved to Colorado Springs, where he worked for a local prosthetics company for 10 years. With over three decades of experience in the field, Craig earned certifications in Boston Brace 3D® scoliosis bracing and Rigo-Cheneau scoliosis bracing.
He’s previously served as an Orthotic Examiner and on the Orthotic Written Exam Committee. He specializes in the orthotic treatment of scoliosis.
At the University of Washington, Craig was a competitive gymnast for the Men’s Huskies Club Team, competing in PAC-10 exhibitions and championships. His other interests include outdoor activities, traveling, camping, hiking, biking, spending time with family.

John Wright CO

Certified Orthotist

A certified Orthotist, John joined P&O in 2010 and focuses on upper extremity, spinal, and lower extremity orthotics.
John received his undergraduate degree from Bethel College in St Paul, MN. He obtained his degree in orthotics from Century College/University of MN and began his orthotic career at Gillette Children’s Hospital. After moving to Colorado, he worked in private practice until 2010, when he joined the orthotics facility at Children’s Hospital Colorado.
John has been a board-certified orthotist since 1987. In private practice, he focused on upper extremity, spinal and lower extremity orthotics. He has certificate training in Sure Step, Ultraflex, Biomechanical Composites and Cascade DAFO systems.
John is happily married to his wife of 36 years and they have two grown sons. For unknown reasons, he enjoys running, as well as exploring the great outdoors, mowing the lawn and working with kids with special needs at his church.

Nicole Bove, CO

Certified Prosthetist Orthotist

Nicole is a certified Orthotist and Board Eligible Prosthetic Resident from Boston, MA. She recently finished her final year of residency focusing in pediatric prosthetics at Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas. Nicole received her Bachelors degree in orthotics and prosthetics from Saint Petersburg College, her Masters Degree from Florida International University.

Nicole has worked and shadowed in many different O&P settings across the country. During her training, it was obvious to Nicole that she belonged in pediatric care. Her main interests include pediatric upper and lower limb orthotic management, pediatric prosthetics, and cranial remolding orthoses. She is excited to join the team as a pediatric specialist.

In her spare time, Nicole enjoys attending hip hop and lyrical dance classes, playing softball, and exploring the outdoors.

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