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Pictured are Ronney Snell, CPO and son current CFI
President, R. Ted Snell, CP on the steps of the capitol in Washington, DC in 1990


When you entrust yours or your patient's care to CFI you can rely on their experience, creativity and service. Our facility is ABC certified and our certified practitioners and staff not only respect and appreciate the legacy of our long history, but also remain on the front lines of new techniques and technology. All of our professional staff are required to complete ongoing education and training in order to maintain credentials as well as provide the most appropriate and functional orthotics, prosthetics and
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image1A long and colorful history filled with contributions to the O&P industry have made CFI and its owners, the Snell family, widely-recognized and respected. (The practice, originally named Snell's Limbs and Braces, has operated as CFI Prosthetics Orthotics since 1982).

In the early 1900’s “Pop” Snell sold medical books on horseback to pay his way through college, and soon purchased a portion of the business from his Memphis employers, a surgical supply company. His artificial limb, brace, and truss sales company quickly expanded to include nine locations in Tennessee and Kentucky.

In 1938 son Ralph took the practice over and carried the torch for the family until 1961 when he passed on his strong ambition and leadership initiative to his son, Ralph R. (Ronney) Snell, CPO. During a distinguished career that spanned decades, Ronney served as president of three major O&P organizations. He was president of the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC) in 1969. He helped organize the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists and served as its first president in 1971. He served two terms as president of the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA), the first in 1974-75 and the second in 1998-1999.

He was honored with AOPA's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001 and the Academy's Titus-Ferguson Award in 2002.. His pioneering work in product testing and development of one of the first juvenile amputee clinics still inspires us. He served as the president of CFI and its Memphis area locations until 1986, when the baton was passed to his son, R. Ted Snell, CP.

Following in his father’s tradition of service, CFI owner and president/CEO Ted Snell, CP, is a past President of the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association, serving in this capacity in the 2006-2007 term, a past chair of the AOPA Coding and Billing Committee, a past board member of the AOPA Marketing and Membership Committee, and a past board member of the Regional Medicare Reimbursement Committee.

Ted remains president of CFI today, and son Sean Snell joined the company as Vice President of Operations in 2008 after a 10 year stint in working for a large corporation.


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