Krista Edsall, CO, BOCP
Certified Prosthetist Orthotist
Orthotics and Prosthetics
Education, Certification & Memberships
Shortly after graduating from Springfield College with a Bachelor’s of Science in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies I decided to work as an orthotic and prosthetic technician, learning how to fabricate the devices I would be fitting. I worked as a technician for two years and then attended Northwestern University for my Orthotics education and my residency at University of North Carolina. I am a Certified Orthotist by The American Board of Certification and Certified Prosthetist by the Board of Certification of Orthotics and Prosthetics and a member of The American Academy of Orthotist and Prosthetist
Philosophy: I have been working as a practitioner for 14 years. I have two young children myself and appreciate the view of the whole child and know that their bracing is only part of who they are. It is my goal to offer maximum independence to each patient while accommodating both their physical and cognitive needs.
Bio: I always knew I wanted to be in the medical field but was unclear about which specialty I wanted to pursue. During my undergraduate education, I heard about orthotics and prosthetics and volunteered to find out more about the field. I had the wonderful opportunities to volunteer clinical hours at Shiners Hospital for Children in Springfield, MA, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, CT and Boston O&P at Boston Children’s Hospital. I knew immediately that this was the field I wanted to pursue with the ability to make a direct positive impact on people’s lives.