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

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)