Orthotics & Prosthetics

The Orthotic and Prosthetic department was established in the original Carrie Tingley Hospital (CTH) in 1937 in Hot Springs (now Truth or Consequences), NM. Since then, Carrie Tingley hospital has become part of University of New Mexico and UNM Hospitals. UNMH/CTH Orthotics and & Prosthetics department works collaboratively with doctors, therapists, and case managers to evaluate, design, and supervise the fabrication of orthotic and prosthetic devices.

UNMH/CTH’s facility is accredited with the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABCOP) and the practitioners all hold certifications with ABCOP. The clinic utilizes the newest technologies in the field of O&P including 3-D scanning and CAD modification software. There is a full production O&P fabrication laboratory on site with a staff of highly trained technicians and support staff.  CTH O&P is committed to providing custom and off-the-shelf devices and providing patient education and follow up. The CTH O&P department serves the Carrie Tingley Hospital Orthopedic and Pediatric Specialty Clinics in addition to UNM Hospital inpatient units, UNM Hospital outpatient clinics and UNMH/CTH outreach clinics.

Orthotic Services Offered

  • Pediatric Orthotic Devices
  • Adult Orthotic Devices
  • Spinal Scoliosis/Kyphosis Bracing
  • Trauma/Fracture Bracing
  • Extremity Contracture Management
  • Sports Braces
  • Orthotic Management of Spina Bifida and Cerebral Palsy
  • Pediatric Neuro Motor Deficit Bracing
  • Pediatric Hip Bracing
  • Upper Extremity Orthosis
  • Cranial Remodeling Orthosis

Prosthetic Services Offered

  • Pediatric Prosthesis
  • Adult Prosthesis
  • All Levels of Lower Extremity Prosthesis
  • Sports Prosthesis
  • Microprocessor Controlled Prosthesis
  • Cosmetic Prosthesis

Our Providers

Frances Berg, CPOFrances Ann Berg, CPO is an ABC Board certified Orthotist & Prosthetist. She has been in the field for more than 15 years and has experience with many ages and pathologies. She has worked at the Veterans Association Hospitals (VA), Shriners Hospital for Children, and currently Carrie Tingley Children’s Hospital.

Treatment of scoliosis has become a cornerstone of her career. She is one of the only orthotists in the state of New Mexico that is certified in the WCR method of Scoliosis bracing.

In all types of orthoses and prostheses, she strives to provide a functional device that is both beautiful and benefiting of the patient. She helps patients determine and then achieve their own goals.

In her free time, Frances spends time with friends and colleagues, makes pottery, and adopts elderly animals.


University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana. BA English Literature

University of Washington, Seattle. BA Orthotics & Prosthetics


American Board for Certification (ABC), WCR Scoliosis Bracing, RC Scoliosis Bracing, Orthomerica Cranial Remolding, Dynamic Movement Orthoses, Surestep, Ossur Unity
Biography coming soon!

Evan Long, CPOEvan attended undergraduate university at the University of Miami (FL) where he majored in Exercise physiology and biochemistry. Following a Master’s of Science from the University of Florida in applied physiology, Evan joined the US Peace Corps and served for 2.5 years in Mozambique, Africa. Upon his return to the US, Evan applied to O&P schools and attended Georgia Institute of Technology, where he graduated with an MSPO degree in 2018. During his schooling, Evan completed his Master’s thesis investigating energy costs of trans femoral amputee’s while cycling. He completed both Orthotic and Prosthetic residencies at UNM Hospital and is now an ABC certified Prosthetist Orthotist. In his free time Evan is passionate about cycling, hiking, his pets, photography and travel.


O&P School

Georgia Institute of Technology – 2018

NCOPE Residency

Orthotics – UNM Hospital 2019

Prosthetics UNM Hospital 2021


American Board for Certification in O&P

Certified Prosthetist Orthotist

Biography coming soon!
Biography coming soon!
Biography coming soon!