NEW TO OUR TEAM:  Sean Kratzer

NEW TO OUR TEAM: Sean Kratzer

COOPC would like to introduce Sean Kratzer to our team.

Sean comes to us with over 20 years of experience in the orthotic and prosthetic field, including over 15 of those years as a successful business owner.

Sean is a Licensed Orthotist, a graduate of Youngstown State University for Pre Med with minors in Sports Medicine, Chemistry and Psychology. Sean’s expertise includes both upper and lower limb orthoses.

Sean is available to see patients at either of our central Ohio locations.

When you contact us to schedule an appointment with Sean, please let us know which office would be more convenient for you.

Columbus Office:
3059 E. Mound St., Columbus, OH  43209
(614) 231-4256

Dublin Office:
248 Bradenton Ave., Dublin, OH  43017
(614) 659-1580

We are happy to have Sean join us at COOPC. He makes a great addition to our existing and experienced staff.

WELCOME ABOARD SEAN!

 

NEW TO OUR TEAM:  Mark Urban

NEW TO OUR TEAM: Mark Urban

COOPC would like to take this opportunity to introduce Mark Urban to our team.

Mark comes to us with over 20 years of experience in the orthotic and prosthetic field.  Mark’s experience includes Orthotic and Prosthetic Laboratory Technician, as well as, O&P Laboratory Management.

We are happy to have Mark join us at COOPC. He makes a great addition to our existing and experienced staff.

WELCOME ABOARD MARK!

If you’re interested in a career with COOPC, please submit your resume HERE.

We’re always on the look-out for candidates who will be an asset to our existing, experienced and long-term staff.

 

Licensed Orthotist, Certified Fitter or ABC / BOC Orthotist

Licensed Orthotist, Certified Fitter or ABC / BOC Orthotist

We currently have two positions open for full-time employment at our Columbus and Dublin, Ohio Patient Care Facilities.

We are seeking:

  1. a Licensed Orthotist or Licensed Orthotist/Prosthetist
  2. a Certified Fitter or ABC/BOC Orthotist.

These individuals will be responsible for the evaluation, designing, fabrication and fitting of custom orthopedic bracing and supports, as well as, work with our established team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate patients in order to determine their appliance needs, as well as, identify factors that could affect the fit and/or function of the patient’s custom brace.
  • Measure and/or cast patients for their custom device.
  • Design orthopedic devices, based on physicians’ prescriptions, and examination and measurement of patients.
  • Fit, evaluate and test devices on patients, as well as, make adjustments for proper fit, function, and comfort.
  • Instruct patients and provide written instructions regarding the use and care of orthoses.
  • Maintain patients’ records in accordance with ABC and State Board standards.
  • Select materials and components to be used, based on device design.
  • Confer with physicians in order to formulate specifications and prescriptions for orthopedic devices.
  • Update skills and knowledge by attending conferences, seminars and educational workshops.
  • Show and explain orthopedic devices to healthcare professionals.

Requirements:

  • Must be currently licensed in the State of Ohio and/or certified with ABC or BOC.
  • Must maintain CEU’s in accordance with licensure guidelines and/or ABC, BOC.
  • Must adhere to the guidelines in the employee handbook of Central Ohio Orthotic & Prosthetic Center, Inc. upon hire.
  • Must participate with management in annual performance reviews.
  • Must attend and participate in COOPC hosted trainings and meetings.
  • Must be hard working, possess strong clinical skills, strong work ethic, and a willingness to learn.
  • Must have the ability to manage varying and scheduled tasks.

These positions are an excellent opportunity for candidates that are self-driven, motivated, and with an entrepreneurial spirit that is looking to produce results in an expanding market.

The final candidates will submit to detailed background checks.

Please submit resumes HERE.

Central Ohio Orthotic & Prosthetic Center, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetics, and veteran status or as otherwise protected by law.

Client Appreciation: Central Ohio Orthotic & Prosthetic Center

Client Appreciation: Central Ohio Orthotic & Prosthetic Center

My Faithful Assistant wishes to say a special Thank You to Central Ohio Orthotic & Prosthetic Center, Inc.

COOPC, as known by their patients, has been a leader in orthotic and prosthetic services in central Ohio since 1991 and a client of My Faithful Assistant since 2000, when we opened for business.

Read more HERE

 

 

Scoliosis Information

Scoliosis Information

Scoliosis is described as an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine.

Everyone’s spine has a natural curve to it. However, there can be an abnormal amount of curvature as well. According to the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), a curvature of greater than 10 degrees is considered Scoliosis.

The most common type of Scoliosis is called Idiopathic Scoliosis. Idiopathic Scoliosis can be broken down into three age groups; Infantile which affects age 3 and younger, Juvenile which affects age 4 through 10 and Adolescent which affects ages 11 through 18. Adolescent is the most common type of Idiopathic Scoliosis.

Some symptoms may include: uneven shoulder height, uneven hip height, lower back pain, and tiredness in the spine after sitting or standing for a length of time.

Your physician will perform a physical exam. They will also require a set of x-rays to be made of your spine. They may also take measurements of your spinal curvature, called a scoliometer screening.

There are a variety of treatment options that your physician may choose for you. Treatment can depend on your age, the cause of your scoliosis, what location your spine is curving from, what degree your curve is and if your body is finished growing.

tlsoOne form of treatment that can be prescribed by your physician is bracing. The goal of bracing is to correct your spinal curvature and keep it from getting worse. Scoliosis back braces are very effective in achieving correction of a spinal curvature. Scoliosis Braces are custom made for you, based on measurements or a cast impression. Once you’re fit with your Scoliosis Brace, you will be asked to schedule a follow-up appointment with our office, as well as with your physician. Your physician may repeat x-rays with you wearing your brace to make sure the degree of correction is achieved.

Another form of treatment your physician may prescribe is surgery. Surgical treatment would entail metal implants that are attached to your spine, and then connected to a single rod or possibly two rods. The goal of implants is to correct your spine and hold it into position until your spine has fused. Again, many factors go into your physician’s treatment preference for you. Your physician will review all of the options and choose the best one for you.

If your physician has prescribed Scoliosis Bracing for you, please contact our office to set-up a FREE consultation. We’ll be happy to discuss your particular Scoliosis curvature and bracing treatment goals. We’ll also be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Don’t forget to bring your prescription, x-rays and insurance card with you to your appointment.

And please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment to fill out some patient information paperwork.

Our office staff will be happy to contact your insurance carrier and review your plan’s payment policy with you before you leave.

Patients Seen in Either Location Are Seen by Appointment.

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