Supporting the Next Generation of Prosthetists and Orthotists

Proactive hosted an Open Evening for Students on 18th April 2018.

Five students who had expressed an interest in a career in prosthetics, orthotics and associated industries and professions attended our Students Open Evening. The event included a tour of our clinic and manufacturing facilities, practical  demonstrations and the opportunity to talk to members of our multi-disciplinary team.

Jane Hunter (Prosthetist and Orthotist) and Christophe Cointet (Prosthetist) gave practical demonstrations on the manufacture and fitting of prosthetics and orthotics as well as some valuable insights into ‘a day in the life of” a prosthetist or orthotist.  The students made the most of the opportunity to ask lots of questions.

The evening was rounded up with more Q&A and a video presentation about the degree course in Prosthetics and Orthotics at Strathclyde University.

The feedback from the event was excellent:

‘[Proactive] gave lots of information, showed different sides I hadn’t considered’

‘Great insight to what both careers include and what day-to-day life would be like.’

‘Jane and Christophe were very knowledgeable and helpful.’

‘Allowed me to get an understanding of the process.’