He’s worked with many clinicians over the years, and he says, “My tip for Orthotists to get the best result first time would be to focus on the circumference and ear-toear measurements, if these are correct the fit will be too! However, if it’s not suitable to measure your patient or if you can’t, I’ll happily work with you to get the best result.”
The turning point
Michael’s approach to his work is always patient-centric, and he is willing to go the extra mile to find solutions that meet the unique needs of each individual. His can-do attitude and willingness to try new things have earned him a reputation as a reliable and innovative craftsman.
He says, “My favourite helmets to make are the moulded hard-shell helmets. It’s such an interesting process and there is a lot to get right, precision is key as there’s not a lot of room for error. I love the challenge of getting right.”
In addition to his work crafting helmets at Steeper, Michael also designed and developed the technology used to create our hard-shell helmets. He says, “In 2015, I designed the mould-forming machine and built it from scratch with support from management and technicians throughout the business. Other options were out there but they were costly, and I didn’t feel comfortable signing off on such a large purchase when I knew I could build something just as good and the money could be better spent to further help patients.”
A true specialist, Michael’s expertise has been crucial in ensuring that all products and equipment he crafts meet a high standard of quality and effectiveness. Overall, Michael is a dedicated and skilled craftsman who lives by the Steeper mission – to create positive turning points, together.
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