Meet Our Team

With over 40 years of combined industry experience, our skilled team assists patients in achieving their goals. Our staff of certified clinicians and clinically trained administrative professionals create strategic relationships to provide high quality orthotic and prosthetic care. Orthocare Solutions’ clinical team takes an evidenced based practice approach in providing comprehensive orthotic and prosthetic treatment to meet individual patient needs.

David Fred, OT, COF

Owner, Orthocare Solutions

As a business owner and specialist in the rapidly developing field of orthotics and prosthetics, David Fred has risen to the top by focusing his skills on best patient care practices. The success of his career in the industry is accredited to delivering optimal care by collaborating with patients, providers, device manufacturers, and his team.

David started his career as a Navy Corpsman working in general surgery and combat medicine prior to specializing in orthopedics. In 1998, he graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management. After eight years of active duty, he joined Johns Hopkins University Department of Orthopaedics, where his passion of orthotics grew, directly leading him to the founding of Orthocare Solutions, Inc. in 2000.

Committed to service, David regularly volunteers countless hours assisting in the care of active duty military members, their families, and veterans at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He served as a member of the Maryland Orthopedic Technician Association and has received numerous awards and recognitions from the United States Army, United States Navy, and private clinics.

As a leading expert, he is a well-recognized and respected member of the orthopaedic, orthotic, and prosthetic communities. His vast knowledge in the field has led him to become a clinical educator and trainer for companies such as DePuy Orthopaedics and W.L. Gore.

David aspires to build a collaborative team dedicated to serving patients, providers, and their families.

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Laura McRickard,

Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist

Laura recently joined the Orthocare Solutions team to help patients reach their full potential and gain a better quality of life.

She is a graduate of John Carroll University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Exercise Science. After completing her undergraduate degree, she pursued a Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics at the University of Pittsburgh. Laura completed her residency at Hanger Clinic in Naples, Florida, passing both board exams in Prosthetics and Orthotics by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics (ABCOP). During her four years in Florida, she has gained certifications in the Ottobock C-leg, Innovative Neurotronics Walkaide, Myopro Upper Limb orthosis, Providence Scoliosis bracing, Silicone AFO bracing, CAD CAM and advanced training in Stance Control Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis bracing.

Laura is excited to utilize her knowledge and skills to provide better patient outcomes.

Julie Allanson,

Certified Orthotic Fitter, Certified Athletic Trainer

As an Orthocare Solutions team member for over 12 years, Julie has extensive knowledge in lower extremity orthotics and sports medicine. Julie provides unparalleled patient care to the Frederick, Maryland and Northern Virginia areas.

Julie received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Athletic Training and a minor in Nutrition from James Madison University. Subsequently, she received a Master of Science in Kinesiology from Michigan State University. There, she served as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer, working with the Women’s Gymnastics, Women’s Softball, and Division I Football teams. Julie is a Certified Orthotic Fitter with the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics (ABCOP).