Real Life Prosthetics - About
Real Life Prosthetics™ has set high standards for ourselves and is committed to supporting medical professionals and their patients who require prostheses. As a privately owned company, Real Life Prosthetic™ s is in a position to maintain such standards.
All the professionals have met the extremely thorough training requirements and have passed the required examinations of the American Board of Certification (ABC). To note, ABC is recognized in the United States as the highest standard of education and professionalism.
All technicians are ABC registered, and our prosthetists and orthotists are ABC certified. All Real Life Prosthetics™ staff in all levels participate in furthering their education to keep up with the latest advancements in their fields and maintain their knowledge of the human anatomy, normal and pathological human locomotion, and bio mechanics.
Jonas W. Seeberg CPO/LPO, FAAOP
CPO President of Real Life Prosthetics™
Jonas W. Seeberg CPO/LPO, FAAOP is a Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist through the American Board for Certification and a Licensed Prosthetist/Orthotist through the PA State Board of Medicine. He attained his collegiate degree in Orthotics and Prosthetics at California State University Dominguez Hills in Los Angeles, California in 1996 with honors. Through his internships & residency, Jonas received education & training through some of our Nation’s leading hospitals which include: The Jacquelin Perry Neuro-Trauma Institute and Rehabilitation Center at Rancho Los Amigos Hospital in Downey, CA, Orthopaedic Institute for Children in Los Angeles, CA, Veterans Affairs Hospital in Long Beach, CA, Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, and the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopedic Institute (formerly Kernan Hospital) in Baltimore, MD.
In 2019, Jonas was accepted as a Fellow of the Academy (FAAOP) from the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists. As an Academy Fellow, Jonas is part of an elite group of O&P practitioners. Only a small percentage of ABC-certified practitioners have shown the dedication necessary to become a Fellow.
As President & Clinical Director of Real Life Prosthetics™, Jonas has always had a driving passion for creating, one-of-a-kind, custom devices, for all levels of amputation & disability that began in 1992 when entering the field as an O&P technician for Reid Prosthetics in Miami, Florida. With his strong technical foundation & expanding clinical proficiency, Jonas incorporates many techniques into designing a vast array of systems for those facing limb loss and disability. Some of his most notable patients and accomplishments are working with Paralympic Gold Medalist and World Record Holder, Jessica Long and designing Transfemoral/Transtibial prostheses for a combat-injured Marine who ran across the United States of America! Whether designing custom liner interfaces for traumatic amputations using CAD technology, creating high-definition alloplastic restorations through 3-D printing & rapid prototyping, or sculpting by hand, the goal of restoring one’s ability to lead an active & independent lifestyle remains unchanged.
Mr. Seeberg has an extensive history as a clinical educator, which includes teaching courses on behalf of the APTA, media appearances, published articles, and contributions to research and development within the industry. He is also involved with charitable prosthetic outreach and local non-profit organizations as founding member of The Amputee Network, LLC, Life & Limb Ministries, Inc., and attends EPIC Community Church.
Steven P. Lattanzi, CP, COA
Steven P. Lattanzi, CP, COA is an ABC certified Prosthetist. He graduated from Northwestern University Prosthetics Orthotics Center, with a certificate in Prosthetics and completed his residency with Real Life Prosthetics™ . Steve also worked for 8 years in the pedorthic shoe field. He has extensive knowledge of prosthetic components and is certified in application of microprocessor knee joints such as Genium, C-leg, and Orion. He is also trained in elevated vacuum units like Harmony and Limb Logic, as well as myoelectric upper extremity prosthetics and the Helix hip joint. Steve is well versed in different casting techniques from hand casting to pressure casting to computer assisted design (CAD). He has been trained as well in lower extremity orthotics, working with custom arch supports, AFOs, KAFOs and knee orthoses. This experience has led to further development in hybrid orthotic-prosthetic designs for individuals with multiple comp lications. Steve is involved with local VA amputee clinics, providing care for military veterans who have encountered limb loss.