Boston Othotics and Prosthetics

Tom Harrigan, CPO, PT

Certified Prosthetist Orthotist, Physical Therapist, Clinical Director of Peabody Tom Harrigan, CPO, PT, Certified Prosthetist Orthotist, Physical Therapist, Clinical Director of Peabody


  • Pediatrics, Gait Pathology and Sports Medicine

Education, Certification & Memberships

  • B.S. Physical Therapy University of Lowell 88’
  • Northwestern Post Graduate Certification Orthotics 93’
  • Newington Children’s Hospital Prosthetics Certification  Program '98
  • Member, American Academy Orthotics and Prosthetics
  • Board member NEAAOP

Philosophy: Provide a thorough assessment and try to make a recommendation that will help each patient reach their therapeutic goals with as little intervention as possible. I try to educate the patient and caregiver about their diagnosis and treatment options. I think it’s vital to engage the patient and or caregivers in the process and give them an opportunity share their thoughts before goals or treatment plans are established.   I enjoy a team oriented approach and welcome other discipline’s perspective and recommendation for bracing and prosthetics.

Bio: In 1989, while working as a PT in New York I took a post Graduate course at Columbia University.    In the course work I studied hemiplegia gait patterns ; we were assessing outcomes of emerging gait patterns with and without AFOs.  I think the questions I had about AFO design and its influence on gait patterns of these patients pulled me into the world of orthotics and prosthetics.  

I like fixing things myself; I enjoy the miracle of YouTube, a place where a guy in Manitoba, Canada can show me how to fix my snow blower transaxle.   My wife is an occupational therapist, since we have been married I have gotten a great education about the role of OT on the rehabilitation team.  Over the years, I have been involved in coaching my two boys’ soccer and lacrosse teams, a labor of love.   I love runs and walks with my dog Odie.

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