Mikaela Nelson, MSPO, CO, Board Eligible Prosthetist

Clinician
Pediatrics
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Built upon a strong foundation of clinical expertise and education, Hanger Clinic Pediatric Specialists bring high-quality, individualized care to children from infancy to young adulthood.
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Mikaela Nelson, MSPO, CO, Board Eligible Prosthetist

Clinician
Pediatrics
i

Built upon a strong foundation of clinical expertise and education, Hanger Clinic Pediatric Specialists bring high-quality, individualized care to children from infancy to young adulthood.
Learn more


Mikaela is an ABC-certified orthotist and board-eligible prosthetist for Hanger Clinic in North Carolina.

As a clinician, Mikaela specializes in scoliosis patients ranging in ages 5+ (idiopathic, neuromuscular, pectus), cranial patients (plagiocephaly and craniosynostosis), adult orthotic and prosthetic patients, and pediatric patients. She works with the local PT/OT and pediatric orthopedic surgeons to treat patients with varying diagnoses (CP, spina bifida, gait abnormalities etc.). She is also a proponent for 3D scanning, modeling, and printing in the clinic, a member of the community outreach program, and the area Community Outreach Ambassador.

Mikaela is passionate about orthotic and prosthetic technology because she gets to be hands-on and uses creative problem solving to develop specific treatment plans to help each patient. She enjoys coming up with new ideas and new ways to make a device work for a patient, and especially loves seeing the smiles on the faces of pediatric patients.

Outside of work, Mikaela enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, arts and crafts, and spending time outdoors.

Education

  • Bachelor of Health Science, University of Hartford, 2018
  • Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics, University of Hartford, 2019

Clinic Locations

Durham Durham
4702 Creekstone Dr
Durham, NC 27703
Fax: (919) 797-1240

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