Patient Care

Micah Spradling
Certified and Licensed Orthotist/Prosthetist

Graduated from UT Southwestern
Trained and certified in :

  • Microprocessor knees
  • Myoelectric and body powered Prosthesis
  • Pediatrics
  • Vacuum Assisted Sockets

Lora Hester
Certified and Licensed Prosthetic/Orthotic Assistant

I have been with The Brace Place since August of 1995. I was born and raised in Lubbock. I live in Lubbock with my two boys and our dogs. I love working with people of all ages and my patients are very important to me. I continue to improve my skills and consitently attend trainings and seminars to be well informed on the latest technology and bracing that is available.

Tim Spradling
Certified and Licensed Orthotist

I have been in the medical field for 24 years. My wife and I opened The Brace Place in 1994. We began as just a wholesale company but transitioned into patient care within a year. We built the facility we are in now in 2001. We then rapidly grew into a full Orthotic facility. In 2009 we added Prosthetics to our services. Our services extend beyond our facility into hospitals, nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities. When I'm not at The Brace Place I am attending different schools and seminars to keep up on all the latest bracing technology.


Cathy Shipley
Office Manager

I have been with The Brace Place since September of 1997. I grew up in Brownfield Texas and still have family there. I am married to Cody Shipley and we reside in Abernathy Tx. We have 5 children who range in ages from 28-10 and 2 grandsons. We stay very busy. I am blessed and truly enjoy what I do. I love seeing patients after we are able to improve the quality of their daily lives.

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