South Florida Prosthetics and Orthotics Professionals
Meet the Doctors
Melissa Huse, C.P.O., L.P.O.
Melissa graduated from Florida International University College of Health in conjunction with the University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. She earned a medical degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics in 1991 and completed her senior internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital. She is board-certified through the American Board for Certification. Melissa is also a board-certified mastectomy fitter. Opening her own medical office has always been her dream; she wanted to create a patient-care site that didn't feel like a "typical" medical office. When you call our office, you will speak directly with a friendly member of our patient-care team. It is always easy to schedule an appointment, and when you arrive you will never wait more than 10 minutes in the reception area. We know your time is valuable and your needs are unique. Melissa strives to treat each person like a friend rather than a patient. Our clients return year after year, and she enjoys the trusted relationships we have created throughout the years. Melissa met her husband, Miles, while in medical school at FIU, and together they established Huse Artificial Limb and Brace in 1993 in the heart of Pembroke Pines. Melissa and Miles have been married for 24 years and they have three wonderful children. Her daughter, Haylie, is in nursing school at UCF, her eldest son is a Military Police officer in the United States Army, and her son, Justin, plans to earn a doctorate degree and follow in mom and dad’s footsteps.
Miles Huse, C.P.O., L.P.O.
Miles is a proud graduate of Florida International University College of Health in conjunction with the University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. He received his degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics in 1990 and completed his senior internship at Mahnke's Orthotics and Prosthetics in Ft. Lauderdale. Miles is exceptionally skilled in the art of designing prosthetics, and works closely with our lab technicians to create the most functional and lightweight prosthesis for our clients. Throughout the process of making a custom-molded prosthesis, Miles will be your side. Even as you proudly take your first steps on a new leg prosthesis, he will be by your side, holding your hand. Miles and his wife, Melissa Huse, established Huse Artificial Limb and Brace in 1993, shortly after their wedding day. It has been their dream to have a family-owned business that is set apart from other prosthetic facilities. At Huse Artificial Limb & Brace, there is a personal connection to each customer, and this is something you will not find in the larger corporate prosthetic facilities in South Florida. Together they have three amazing children. Their daughter, Haylie, is in nursing school at UCF, their eldest son is a Military Police officer in the United States Army, and their son, Justin, plans to earn a doctorate degree and follow in mom and dad’s footsteps. Miles travels to St. Aird, Haiti, twice each year to provide much-needed artificial limbs for the Haitian population. Miles is part of a Christian medical mission team, providing all levels of medical care for the underserved people of Haiti. His 16-year-old son, Justin, has accompanied him on the last three mission trips to Haiti, and assisted with technical lab fabrication. The medical care they provids in Haiti comes from a heartfelt desire to make a real impact in the quality of an amputee’s life. Life in Haiti is hard, and unlike in the U.S., there is no sympathy for the disabled. It is survival of the fittest, and providing a free prosthesis to an amputee allows them to actively function within the Haitian community. Miles provides his professional services, along with prosthetic components, without compensation. He returns every six months to Haiti, and looks forward to the overflowing appreciation from the people he treats. For example, there was a young woman who suffered a traumatic amputation during the tragic earthquake in Haiti many years ago. After several years, she still had not received a prosthesis. She lived several miles from the clinic, and was brought there by her sister on a bicycle. The day after she received her new leg prosthesis from Miles, she walked all the way to the clinic (a two-hour walk!) on her new leg prosthesis to bring Miles a homemade dish of breadfruit and bergamot as a thank-you gift. Miles loves working closely with all of his amputee clients to create a custom leg prosthesis that will be used every day to improve all levels of function. You are unique, and each prosthesis is built to your activities and future goals.