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Peter Harsch Prosthetics History

A history of improving mobility

Founded in 2012, Peter Harsch Prosthetics takes pride in providing highly individualized prosthetic care and outstanding patient outcomes. Committed to providing the best fit, we specialize in complex cases, advanced prosthetic technologies, and a single goal of 100% patient satisfaction. Peter has dedicated his life’s work to helping amputees and has developed an engineer’s understanding of the design of modern prostheses. Pairing prostheses to individuals requires a hands-on approach to patient care, defined by relentless fine-tuning, an artist’s eye for form, and an environment in which patients are comfortable with staff and support each other.

Forward Together

In April 2022, Peter Harsch Prosthetics joined Ottobock Patient Care. Already known for its worldwide excellence in prosthetic technology and quality patient care, Ottobock entered the patient care market in North America through strategic partnership with select best-in-class patient care providers throughout the United States. This collaboration will support Peter Harsch Prosthetics and Ottobock’s shared vision to advance innovation, improve access to care, and most importantly deliver the best possible patient care experiences.

You deserve care that puts you first and helps you get back to being you. We are here to help you gain the mobility and confidence you need to live an active life.

Our Team

Peter Harsch

Peter Harsch

Founder, President

Peter Harsch, CP, founded Peter Harsch Prosthetics in October of 2012.  Since then, Peter has helped many amputees living with limb difference to regain their independence and be active with confidence. 

Peter has trained and competed in triathlons and understands the needs of today’s active amputees.  Peter’s passion for active sports combined with his unparalleled prosthetic technical knowledge has helped him develop a reputation for superior, athletic amputee patient care.

Peter earned his American Board Certification for Prosthetics in 1999 and has since built lifelong relationships with his patients to help them achieve their goals; whether they be to compete in a triathlon or to simply walk with more comfort.    

Shellie Plasch

Vice President

Shellie Plasch joined Peter Harsch in April of 2019 after gaining extensive industry experience with Ottobock. She also served patients in the beginning of her career as an Occupational Therapist. As the Vice President of PHP, Shellie oversees practice administration and strategic business initiatives. As the founder of The Right to Walk Foundation, Shellie has dedicated her professional career to the support of amputees.

Mike Braida

Lead Technician

Mike Braida joined the Peter Harsch team in 2014 as Lead Prosthetic Technician. As an ABC Board-Certified Prosthetic Technician, Mike brings extensive knowledge and experience to ensure our patients receive high-quality design and fabrication of their prosthetic devices.

Penni Moniz

Billing Specialist

Penni joined Peter Harsch in February 2015. She worked as a Systems Analyst at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA. Prior to EMC, she worked as an Office Manager at Desert Prosthetics and Orthotics Group. She brings both prosthetics and medical experience to PHP.

Jose Mendez


Jose Mendez joined Peter Harsch in 2017 as a prosthetic technician. Working toward his goal of attaining certifications in both practitioner assistant and prosthetic technician, Jose finds inspiration in fabricating devices that allow patients to no longer be inhibited by their challenged mobility.

Nicole Keller

Certified Prosthetist Orthotist

Nicole Keller, CPO, joined Peter Harsch in April of 2023.  She has been working in the Orthotics and Prosthetic industry since 2009 in the San Diego area.  Nicole enjoys building relationships with her patients and watching them grow with their devices over time.  Athletics have been a big part of her life.  During her four years at UCSD, where she earned her BS in Biology, she played on the collegiate soccer team.  She is an advocate of staying active and incorporates this into her practice.  

Hands-on approach to patient care, defined by relentless fine-tuning, an artist’s eye for form, and a family environment that fosters innovation.