About Us

The Cardinal Way

At Cardinal Prosthetics & Orthotics, our “cardinal rule” is to provide exceptional, personalized prosthetic and orthotic care to help our patients of all ages and abilities reach their mobility goals. We offer custom designed, cost-effective prosthetics and orthotics using advanced technologies and materials to enhance each patient’s comfort and help them to achieve the highest level of function and independence. Cardinal practitioners get to know each patient as an individual and develop a customized device to meet personal needs and lifestyle requirements. We work with all of the patient’s rehabilitation team to provide the highest level of clinical care and most optimal outcome possible. 



Board-Certified Staff


Our clinicians are board-certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics  (ABC).

Meet Our CPO

Richard K. Churchill

Cardinal Prosthetics and Orthotics is owned and operated by Richard K. Churchill, CPO. As a trans-tibial (BK) amputee since 1983, Richard is uniquely qualified with personal experience and understanding of the many concerns facing new and long term amputees. This gives Richard the unique ability to analyze and fit orthotic and prosthetic devices to exacting specifications. Working in conjunction with your physician or caregiver, he fits and fabricates prosthetic and orthotic devices to maximize each individual’s independence and the functional lifetime of the prosthesis or orthosis he develops. 


Richard is an American Board for Certification (ABC) Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist. He received his Bachelor in Science degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics from the College of Health at Florida International University. Richard has provided numerous lectures, presentations and in-service to universities, hospitals and rehabilitation facilities addressing optimal fitting, prescription criteria, clinical pathways and pathological indications, and more for prosthesis and orthoses.


Cardinal Prosthetics & Orthotics evolved out of Richard’s twenty years of experience providing professional and personal care to a multitude of patients. His emphasis on putting the patient first and matching them to the right technology allows them a rapid return to a normal lifestyle. This is Cardinal’s principal guiding philosophy.


As a transtibial (below-knee) amputee himself, Richard brings a unique quality of understanding and experience to patient care, which promotes patient understanding, communication, and optimal outcomes. Cardinal’s goal is to provide the highest level of quality care, exceptional service and education to our clients and referral sources in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland. With this goal in mind, Richard continues his education with advanced training in state-of-the art components, materials and patient rehabilitative techniques to keep Cardinal Prosthetics & Orthotics at the forefront of the P&O industry. 


Richard Churchill is a member of The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (since 1997) and is a member of the Spinal Society of AAOP and the Amputee Coalition. 






Richard’s Qualifications


  • American Board of Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics C.P.O. # 1800

  • Florida International University, 1992, B.S.P.O.

  • Bachelor of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics

  • Southern Connecticut State University, 1990

  • Associate of Science Prerequisites

Cardinal Prosthetics & Orthotics Special Coursework & Certifications



  • American Academy of Orthotics Prosthetics (AAOP): Spinal Orthotics Society
  • Generation II: Orthotic Management of the Arthritic Knee
  • Charleston Bending Brace: Nocturnal Scoliotic Management
  • Cascade: DAFO, Clinical Applications
  • Newington Childrens Hospital, Gait: Development, Evaluation and Facilitation

American Academy of Orthotics Prosthetics : Lower Extremity Prosthetics Society

Otto Bock: C-Leg

Ossur USA: Rheo Knee

Otto Bock: Myoelectric upper extremity

Harmony – Vacuum Assisted Suspension

Ossur USA: Icex / Prosthetic silicone interface

Advances in Socket Suspension

Ohio Willow Wood: Pathfinder Foot System

Springlite: Clinical Applications

Marlo Anatomical Socket: Specialized Trans-femoral / AK Design considerations

Durr-Fillauer: Custom Silicone Suction Sockets

Insurance Information

Cardinal Prosthetics & Orthotics participates with most major insurances, including Medicare, Medicaid, and most local insurers. Please ask our staff for a full list of insurances with which we are affiliated.

Office Visits

Understanding that the care we offer impacts each individual's quality of life, we offer timely and convenient service, including in-home visits when necessary, and Saturday and evening hours. When adjustments are needed, we work to resolve any concerns quickly and with minimal disruption.