Boston Othotics and Prosthetics

John Shimkus, CO

Certified Orthotist, Regional Business Manager of Mid Atlantic and Mid West John Shimkus, CO, Certified Orthotist, Regional Business Manager of Mid Atlantic and Mid West

Specialty

  • Pediatric Orthotics

Education, Certification & Memberships

  • Orthotics, Northwestern University, 1994
  • Licensed in the State of New Jersey and Pennsylvania
  • Member of the NJ Board of Examiners-Board President
  • Member of the Academy of Orthotics and Prosthetics Association

Philosophy: When working with parents and children I want to make sure they understand the biomechanics behind the brace and why it works the way it does. Knowledge and understanding leads to better compliance and outcomes.

Bio: I became an orthotist because my wife-to-be was working on the traumatic brain injury floor of a rehab hospital, where many of the patients had bracing and were learning how to walk again. Curious, I asked the local orthotist at Boston O&P if I could shadow him for the day. At the end of the day I asked him for a job.

I am a father of six children, one of whom has special needs, and I’m grateful to have a career that allows me to help children stand, run and play.

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