The legacy of a family

For over 75 years, our family has had the privilege of working with patients and families. Our greatest joy is in seeing how expertly crafted orthotic and prosthetic devices improve the quality of life for our patients.
Gerald Lett, CPO

Gerald started working in the profession in 1963 with his father, J. Harvey Lett, who was a Certified Orthotist. After training at New York University and Northwestern University, Gerald was certified in 1978 by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics. He has over 45 years of experience working with individuals who need our special kind of care. Gerald continues to seek training and education in order to stay abreast of recent O & P developments and technologies.

Education
New York University
Northwestern University
Certifications
American Board, 1978, Certified in Prosthetics/Orthotics (#688)
Continuing Education
3S Suction
Advanced Above Knee
Advanced Below Knee
Allard Gait Biomechanics & Orthotic Applications
Designed Flex Cast
Becker E-Knee
Below Knee
Below Knee Flexible Socket
Bock Myoelectric Upper Extremity
Boston Brace Seminar
Cad Cam
Carbon Copy II
College Park Lower Limb
Diabetic Shoe Course
Endolite
Endolite Transfemoral Systems
Fillauer 1 Hr B/K System
Fillauer RGO Seminar
Flexfoot
Fluid Control Knee Mechanisms
Hip Disarticulation
Hosmer Electronic Elbow/Prehension Actuator System
Human Touch
Oregon Orthotic System
Orthotic Management of Clubfoot
Orthotic Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis and Scheuermann’s Kyphosis
Orthotic Treatment of Neuropathic Foot
Prosthetic Foot/Ankle Mechanisms
Sabolich Socket Advanced A/K Course
Seattle Systems-Microprocessor Knees/Outcomes
Silicone Suction Socket
Upper Extremity Orthotic Course
Upper Extremity Prosthetics
VA Qualified Prosthetist
Alan Lett, CPO

Alan started working in the profession with Gerald in the summer of 1985 during his final two years of high school. He started prosthetic school in 1992 following graduation from West Virginia University. Alan became certified in 1998 in both Prosthetics and Orthotics, just like his father had twenty years earlier. Also like his father, Alan continues to seek training and education in order to stay abreast of recent O & P developments and technologies.

Education
West Virginia University, 1992, Bachelor of Science
Certifications
Shelby State College, 1993, Certificate in Prosthetics
Northwestern University, 1994, Certificate in Orthotics
American Board, 1998, Certified in Prosthetics/Orthotics (#1670)
Continuing Education
Allard Gait Biomechanics & Orthotic Applications
Becker Lower Extremity Orthotics Seminar
Boston Brace
Cascade DAFO Course
Charleston Bending
C-Leg – Otto Bock
College Park Course
Current Trends in Pediatric Orthotics
DAW Pyramid Plus Systems
Dynamic Bracing
Endolite Transfemoral Systems
Fillauer RGO Seminar
Flexfoot
Liberty Mutual ARGO
Myobock
Omega Tracer Cad T-Ring Course
Omega Tracer Training Seminar
Ortho Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis and Scheuermann’s Kyphosis
Orthotic Treatment of Neuropathic Foot
Otto Bock Upper Extremity Myoelectric Course
OWW Stratus & Alpha Cushion Liner
Pathfinder Course
Post Op. Mgmt. of Lower Limb Amputations
Prosthetic Foot/Ankle Mechanisms
Sabolich Socket Advanced A/K Course
Seattle Systems-Microprocessor Knees/Outcomes
Spinal Tech – Providence Scoliosis System
SWASH Dynamic Hip Orthosis
TC II Orthomerica Course
Donnie Mccutcheon, COA

Donnie started working for J Harvey in the orthotic industry in 1967. While working for him, Donnie completed an orthotic technical course. He worked for J Harvey for 18 years before leaving to pursue other interests. Donnie then came to work for WV O&P in 1998.

Donnie brings an extensive knowledge, experience, and skill of fabrication techniques as well as measuring, molding and fitting orthotic devices.

Charles Collins, BOCPO

Charles began working in the orthotic and prosthetic profession in the spring of 2001. Charles gained hands-on knowledge of fabricating and fitting orthotic/ prosthetic devices. While completing an Associate of Science degree he
also attended numerous educational courses and seminars in the O&P field. Charles successfully completed a rigorous process to earn certification as a Prosthetist – Orthotist from the Board of Certification (BOC).

Charles joined WV Orhtotic & Prosthetic Center in January of 2011. He continues to stay current in his training with continuing education courses and conferences.

Education
Bluefield State College, 2009, Associate of Science
Certifications
Board of Certification, 2011 Certified in Orthotics, 2014 Certified in Prosthetics (#50275)
Continuing Education
Allard Gait Biomechanics & Orthotic Applications
Aetrex Therapeutic Shoe Fitting Course
Becker Stance Control Overview Seminar
College Park Course
Fillauer RGO Seminar
Fillauer Swing Phase Lock Seminar
OWW Alpha Liner Selection
OWW Pathfinder Course
Seattle Systems-Microprocessor Knees/Outcomes
SWASH Dynamic H¬ip Orthosis
Truform OTC Fitting Course
Gerald Lett, CPO

Gerald started working in the profession in 1963 with his father, J. Harvey Lett, who was a Certified Orthotist. After training at New York University and Northwestern University, Gerald was certified in 1978 by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics. He has over 45 years of experience working with individuals who need our special kind of care. Gerald continues to seek training and education in order to stay abreast of recent O & P developments and technologies.

Alan Lett, CPO

Alan started working in the profession with Gerald in the summer of 1985 during his final two years of high school. He started prosthetic school in 1992 following graduation from West Virginia University. Alan became certified in 1998 in both Prosthetics and Orthotics, just like his father had twenty years earlier. Also like his father, Alan continues to seek training and education in order to stay abreast of recent O & P developments and technologies.

Donnie Mccutcheon, COA

Donnie started working for J Harvey in the orthotic industry in 1967. While working for him, Donnie completed an orthotic technical course. He worked for J Harvey for 18 years before leaving to pursue other interests. Donnie then came to work for WV O&P in 1998.

Donnie brings an extensive knowledge, experience, and skill of fabrication techniques as well as measuring, molding and fitting orthotic devices.

Charles Collins, BOCPO

Charles began working in the orthotic and prosthetic profession in the spring of 2001. Charles gained hands-on knowledge of fabricating and fitting orthotic/ prosthetic devices. While completing an Associate of Science degree he
also attended numerous educational courses and seminars in the O&P field. Charles successfully completed a rigorous process to earn certification as a Prosthetist – Orthotist from the Board of Certification (BOC).

Charles joined WV Orhtotic & Prosthetic Center in January of 2011. He continues to stay current in his training with continuing education courses and conferences.

The legacy of a family, a legacy of care
1933
J. Harvey Lett is offered a 30-cent-per-hour job making
He was repairing a neighbor’s fence at the time.
1951
Indiana Brace Company
J. Harvey takes a job as an orthotist with Indiana Brace Co. in Indianapolis.
1961
Parsley Manufacturing
J. Harvey purchases Parsley Manufacturing Co. in Charleston, WV.
1963
Gerald joins the company to help out with the rapidly
1968
Clarksburg Artificial Limb Company
Gerald and Audrey purchase Clarksburg Artificial Limb Company in Clarksburg, WV.
1972
LETT Orthopedic Industries
J. Harvey and Gerald merge their companies to form LETT Orthopedic Industries with offices in Clarksburg, Fairmont and Princeton.
1992
LETT Orthopedics is sold to a larger company
1997
West Virginia Orthotic & Prosthetic Center
On November 1, Gerald, Audrey and son Alan continue the family legacy with the opening of West Virginia Orthotic & Prosthetic Center in Beckley.