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Meet our Prosthetist/Orthotist 


Matthew J. Solazzo Sr. is a Prosthetist & Orthotist certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics. He is also licensed by the state of Florida and is a member of the Florida Association of Orthotists & Prosthetists. Mr. Solazzo earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in 2005. He then earned his second Bachelor’s degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics from St. Petersburg College in 2008.

He completed residencies in both disciplines. Following residency, Mr. Solazzo has gone on to obtain many certifications in the field of Prosthetics and Orthotics, ranging from training in various types of microprocessor knees and feet to orthotics management of Cranial Remolding Orthoses (Cranial Helmets), treatment of Pediatric Foot Deformities with SMOs and AFO/SMO combination bracing, Omega Tracer, treatment of Scoliosis and other pediatric deformities, and other certifications in the field.

Mr. Solazzo has been a transfemoral amputee since the age of 5 due to a congenital deformity called PFFD (Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency). His amputation was in February of 1988 and he was playing baseball by April of that year. He played baseball into his early twenties and was the starting pitcher on his high school baseball team at St. Andrew’s School in Boca Raton, Florida.

Being an amputee led Mr. Solazzo to pursue a career in Prosthetics and Orthotics since it gave him an opportunity to develop a personal relationship with his patients. As an amputee, he can relate to his patient’s needs both emotionally and physically.

He is constantly experimenting with new technology to give amputees the best possible outcomes, trying new innovations of socket designs and prosthetic technology on himself before implementing it in his practice.

Mr. Solazzo and his wife both grew up in Palm Beach County. When he is not working, he enjoys spending family time with his wife and their three young children. 

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