About our practitioners

Our practitioners specialize in the evaluation and treatment of patients with mobility issues and cranial deformities, and are all graduates of the University of Washington’s Prosthetic & Orthotic program. They are also licensed by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics and the State of Washington. Between them, they have more than 50 years of experience in advanced prosthetic and orthotic treatments for pediatric and adult patients.

Don Buethorn, CPO/LPO

Founder and Owner

After first earning a Special Education degree from Western Washington University, I decided to pursue the field of prosthetics and orthotics. I returned to school at the University of Washington School of Prosthetics and Orthotics and graduated in 1980.
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Ferndale Office

Phone: 360-384-1858
Email: cpoclinics@dafo.com
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Mount Vernon Office

Phone: 360-428-4003
Toll-Free: 800-428-4003
Email: cpoclinics@dafo.com
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Larry Paise, CPO/LPO

Certified Prosthetist Orthotist

People often wonder how I got interested in this unique field of Orthotics and Prosthetics. I spent an afternoon observing at a P&O clinic during my senior year in high school. When I saw a resilient 7-year-old boy run out of the office on his refurbished prosthetic leg, I knew this was what I wanted to do!
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Best orthotics I have ever worn.

“I'd like to express my appreciation to Cascade Prosthetics & Orthotics for the excellent service I received in designing and producing the best orthotics I have ever worn. They were open to my...

Cascade’s customer service is amazing.

“I’ve been referring patients to Cascade Prosthetics & Orthotics for over 20 years. Cascade’s customer service is amazing to say the least, but I especially love how they come to the Skilled...

Can’t say enough about the staff.

"I can't say enough about the staff. I felt like my outcome was top priority for them."

Such professionalism and service.

"Had a wonderful experience! Great to have a local company like this, with such professionalism and service."

Referring others to you.

"My experience with your group was very good. I have referred others to you!"

Very comfortable, easy to care for, and use.

"Cindy was very pleasant, kind, and professional – she made me feel very comfortable. She took the time to explain everything I needed to know for the use and care of my brace. My physical therapist...

Andy Morschl, CPO/LPO

Certified Prosthetist Orthotist

When I reflect on what led me to the field of O&P and where my life is today, I would have to say family has been the most influential factor in my career decisions. My grandfather was a physician and I remember spending countless late dinners listening to stories of the growth and development of our medical system. We discussed the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of diseases and ethics in medicine.
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Lane Guffy, COA CTPO

People often ask how I got interested in the field of Prosthetics and Orthotics.

I was signing autographs after a skateboarding demonstration when a teenage amputee in line started to tell me about how he uses his prosthetic leg to ride his skateboard.
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Debra Townsend

Patient Care Coordinator

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