RISE Team Bios

Our Sioux Falls Practitioners

Rachel Smith, CPO

Certified Prosthetist & Orthotist

A Hamilton, MI native, Rachel Smith joined RISE Custom Solutions in 2018. She is a board-certified prosthetist and orthotist with a BS in Exercise Science from Saginaw Valley State University, and an MS in Prosthetics & Orthotics from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Rachel works with patients of all ages to provide them with custom solutions to help them live their best life. She loves to see the progress that RISE patients make, whether in daily activities or competitive sports.

Mark Swanstrom, CP, BOCO

Certified Prosthetist & Orthotist

Mark was born and raised in Yankton, SD. His education and career have taken him to Kansas, the Twin Cities, and the East Coast. Mark, his wife, Jackie, and their two boys, Oliver and Briggs, have lived in Sioux Falls, since 2007. Mark has a strong connection with his job and his patients and feels rewarded in his job as a practitioner. His experiences in the field of Orthotics and Prosthetics have taught him that a collaborative team approach, good communication, and quality products produce the best outcomes for the patient.

Annette Vollan-Kerber, PT, MS, CFo

Cranial Remolding Practitioner

With a background in sports and fitness, Annette was drawn to the field of physical therapy, but her love for children drew me towards pediatrics. The focus in cranial remolding orthotic treatment emerged as the need became more apparent in the community. She holds a BA in Biology from Augustana University; a BS in Physical Therapy University of Oklahoma; and an MS in Physical Therapy Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. Her approach is individualized for each patient, with this partnership producing the best outcomes.