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Jeffrey Brandt, CPO

O&P Business Strategy

Jeffrey M. Brandt, CPO founded Ability Prosthetics and Orthotics, an evidence-based P&O practice with fourteen offices across three states. Since its inception in 2004, Ability has led the advancement and implementation of outcome measures in daily practice, prioritizing a focus on patient care delivery, business analytics, community based adaptive programs and comparative effectiveness product research and development. Brandt also established Lifenhanced magazine and is a co-founder of Kinetic Revolutions of which the most notable product is the height-adjustable pylon for use on prosthetic limbs. In January 2020, Ability was acquired by global leader, Ottobock Healthcare, where Brandt served as the VP of Clinical Operations and the Director of Business Development for Ottobock Patient Care, the now 85 location practice across the United States, until July 2022.

After graduating from Penn State University, Brandt completed the prosthetics technician program at Spokane Falls Community College and then attended the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Prosthetic & Orthotic programs. He completed orthotic and prosthetic residencies at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Lawall P&O, servicing A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital, respectively.  As a student, Brandt was awarded the Gunther Gehl Prosthetics Scholarship by the Midwest Chapter of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP) and has been named to the O&P News 175. Most recently, Brandt received the AAOP 2022 Distinguished Practitioner Award.

Brandt currently serves as a board member (and past treasurer) for the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA), is a member of the Limb Loss & Preservation Registry External Collaborative Panel (ECP) and an advisory board member for multiple O&P master’s programs.  He is also a business advisor for Impulse Technology, a prosthetic component start-up.  Brandt recently published a manuscript in the Canadian Prosthetics & Orthotics Journal on the Changing Operational Perspectives in the Prosthetics & Orthotics Profession.

“To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.”

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