Sara Peterson MBA, CPO

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    Title

    Prosthetic Coordinator, Orthotics & Prosthetics Instructor

    Office Location

    Suite 403 Bakery Square

    Office phone

    412-383-6757

 Academic and Professional Appointments

  • Prosthetic Coordinator, Orthotics & Prosthetics Instructor

Education

  • Doctoral Candidate, Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
  • MBA, Baker College, Flint MI
  • BA, University of Minnesota, Metropolitan State University, MN
  • Orthotic & Prosthetic Practitioner and Technician programs, Century College, St. Paul, M 

Certification

  • ABC Certified Prosthetist / Orthotist (CPO), Certified Mastecomy Fitter (CFM)
  • Certified to fit a variety of products from the following companies: Allard, Becker, Cascade, Endolite, Freedom Innovations , Jobst, Horton, Hosmer, Innovative Neurotronics, Motion Control, Ohio Willow Wood, Orthomerica, Ossur,Otto Bock, and Touch Bionics

Biographical Profile

Sara has twenty years of experience in the orthotic and prosthetic field designing, fabricating and fitting various devices. Her orthotic and prosthetic clinical experience ranges from pediatric to adult patient care.

Research Interests

  • Scoliosis Bracing
  • Transfemoral Socket Design
  • Prosthetics Knee Mechanics
  • Quality of Life Technology

Professional Memberships

  • ABC, American Board for Certification
  • AAOP, American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists
  • Pennsylvania AOPA Chapter
  • ABWA, Amercian Business Women’s Association
  • PYP, Pittsburgh Young Professionals Association

Awards

  • 2011 OPERF Educator Award, Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation, Washington, DC
  • 1989-1993 Academic Excellence Award, Century College, St. Paul, MN

Courses Recently Taught

  • HRS 2881 Upper Extremity Prosthetics
  • HRS 2883 Transtibial Prosthetics
  • HRS 2885 Transfemoral Prosthetics
  • HRS 1701 Introduction to Orthotics and Prosthetics

Professional Services

  • Selected Papers from the Japanese Conference on the Advancement of Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology - 23rd JCAART 2008, Niigata, Volume 28, 2011, Working Group Editor
  • Rory A. Cooper and Dion Johnson Student Paper Award, Committee Chair
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