Duffy Felmlee, MSPO, CPO, FAAOP

Duffy Felmlee, MSPO, CPO, FAAOP

Duffy Felmlee, MSPO, CPO, FAAOP


Duffy is an Associate Professor for the Prosthetics and Orthotics Program within the College of ENHP at the University of Hartford. He is an Orthotic course instructor, Director of the Adult Balance Lab, Technical Director of the Cromwell MSPO Lab, and Associate Program Director for the MSPO program. Duffy maintains practice as a clinical and educational consultant for Hanger Clinic.

Duffy’s research focuses on functional rehabilitation interventions for veteran populations, which include investigation into submerged swimming prostheses and use of microprocessor knees to reduce falls. Additionally, Duffy serves as the national Chair for the Fabrication Sciences Society within the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists and was recognized as Educator of the Year (2020) by the Academy.

Duffy volunteers with international humanitarian organizations Dreaming and Working Together (Lima, Peru) and LimbKind (various abroad), serving on the board as well as on onsite teams.

Education and Certifications

  • PhD in Kinesiology, University of Connecticut, 2022 (Anticipated)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, 2019
  • ABC-Certificed Prothestist/Orthotist, 2014
  • Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics, University of Hartford, 2012
  • Certificate in Prosthetics, Newington Certificate Program, 2011
  • Certificate in Orthotics, Newington Certificate Program, 2009
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Science, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, 2007


  • Goodworth, Wu, Felmlee, Dunklebarger, Saavedra; A trunk support system to identify posture control mechanisms in populations lacking independent sitting. IEEE Transaction on Neural Systems and Rehabil Eng 25(1), 22-30.
  • Felmlee; Survey: Current Clinical Utilization of CAD/CAM. O&P Edge. July 2017, 52-58.

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