I like anatomy-/biomechanics I love how the body is pieced together so intricately and each piece has its function

Working as a physical therapy tech for almost a year I love working with people and helping them

I was introduced to the field working as a pt tech.. working with a man who had a below the knee amputation

I like working with my hands- wood working/working on bikes.. piecing anything together to make something -à working with hands is needed for this field!!!

there is an art that goes into each orthotic or prosthetic design that I love

I like technology and the future of orthotics and prosthetics

I have loved all three of the placed where I have observed several practitioners

I am good at working with teams and also with individuals

This is what is needed for the field — let them know ive got it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • an interest in anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics
  • technical and practical skills
  • creativity to design and produce devices
  • good problem solving skills
  • the ability to empathise with patients and their families
  • good communication skills
  • the ability to use your initiative and work well in a team
  • good IT skills (computer and microprocessor technology is becoming an increasingly important tool of the job)

 

Personal Statement Which personal characteristics and motivating factors have led you to pursue the profession of orthotics and prosthetics?