Getting to Know Our Resident Advanced Prosthetics and Orthotics Specialists
Cotton Orthotic and Prosthetic Associates is a leader in providing advanced prosthetics and orthotics to individuals in the greater Kansas City area. With decades of combined experience, our certified orthotists and prosthetists specialize in customizing prosthetic legs and artificial limbs that are functional, comfortable, and developed using high-quality materials meant to endure the rigors of daily use.
If you are looking for orthotics or prosthetics near you in Kansas City, the team at Cotton Orthotic and Prosthetic Associates is ready to help.
Daniel T. Cotton, ABC Certified Prosthetist Orthotist
Daniel Cotton was born and raised in Spencer, Iowa. He completed his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree at Luther College in business management with a concentration in finance. While attending Luther College, Daniel was a two-sport athlete, playing both baseball and football.
In 1999, Daniel attended prosthetic school in Newington, Connecticut, which is affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Daniel would eventually turn his passion into a career, getting certified by the American Board for Certification (ABC) in both prosthetics and orthotics.
After returning to Kansas City, Daniel completed his residency with NovaCare/Hanger Orthopedics. After completing his residency, Daniel worked for the group for approximately six years before co-founding his first practice.
In 2007, Daniel co-founded Horizon Orthotic and Prosthetic Experience where he helped countless patients in need of advanced prosthetic and orthotic solutions. Daniel established the foundation and helped grow the company for five years before deciding it was time to open a practice under his own name.
In March of 2012, Daniel founded Cotton Orthotics and Prosthetic Associates, LLC. With the assistance of his long-time office manager, he once again built Cotton Orthotic and Prosthetic Associates into a well-known provider of advanced prosthetics and orthotics in the Kansas City Metro area and surrounding communities.
Daniel takes pride in providing excellent patient care for amputees and individuals with functional difficulties. Many of our patients appreciate early conversation about what lies ahead over the first few months after the amputation. The employees of Cotton Orthotic and Prosthetic Associates strive to help amputees, stroke survivors, and others who are challenged by limitations that affect their mobility. Our goal is to get patients moving as soon as possible to ensure the most positive outcomes.
As President of Cotton Orthotic and Prosthetic Associates, LLC, Daniel strives to ensure that every single patient is completely satisfied with the scope of his practice’s work and follow-up.
Richard W. Davis, Certified Prosthetic Assistant
Richard is from Knob Noster, Missouri, where he currently lives with his wife and 3 children. After graduating from Knob Noster High School in 2007, he studied at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.
Richard served in the United States Marine Corps from 2008 to 2016, where he worked in Radio and Satellite Communications and completed two tours of Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. He went on to become an Information Security Technician and the Communications Security Manager for 1st Intelligence Battalion, Camp Pendleton, CA, while returning to college and receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurship from Ashford University, San Diego, CA.
In 2016, Richard moved back to Missouri, where he started working in the Kansas City VA Hospital’s prosthetics department. He developed a new interest in advanced prosthetics and orthotics while working with amputees and various practitioners during his time at the KCVA. He began working with Cotton Orthotic and Prosthetic Associates in 2017 while continuing his education at DeVry University. Richard completed a bachelor’s certificate in Medical Billing and Coding during 18 months of on-the-job training in prosthetics and orthotics. He was certified by the American Board for Certification (ABC) in orthotics, prosthetics, & pedorthics as a prosthetic assistant in 2019.
Richard has over five years of experience in direct patient care with prosthetic and orthotic devices. His duties include new patient education, casting and measuring extremities for prosthetic fittings, modifications to and fabrication of prosthetic sockets, as well as follow up visits and adjustments. Richard also has experience in orthopedic device repair, shoe repair, and orthopedic shoe modifications. Richard is passionate about helping each patient achieve and maintain the active and independent lifestyle that they deserve.
Richard enjoys spending time with his family. His hobbies include skateboarding and recording and playing music. He played bass guitar in the middle school jazz band, and enjoys playing guitar, drums, and keyboard.
Looking for Prosthetics Near You in the Kansas City Metro Area? Contact Us Today!
If you are looking for advanced prosthetic or orthotic solutions, the best way to see how our practice can help is by scheduling a consultation. We work with a wide variety of patients who benefit from the customization and care that we demonstrate when developing prosthetic and orthotic devices.