Rachel Barness, CPO


Rachel Barness, CPO


Rachel is an ABC-certified prosthetist/orthotist with nearly a decade of experience. She provides mostly orthotic care with a special focus on the pediatrics population at Hanger Clinic in Brainerd and Bemidji, Minnesota. She has significant experience in lower extremity orthotics and works with patients of all ages with a variety of different orthotic devices.

Rachel finds the orthotic and prosthetic field very rewarding and is driven to improve individuals’ quality of life, whether that is through pain management, corrective bracing or helping them reach their goals of standing, walking, or other movement. She loves to help solve challenges and it’s fulfilling to see patients’ progress with their orthosis/prosthesis.

When it comes to infant cranial asymmetry, she enjoys educating patients’ families about plagiocephaly and being able to include them as an integral part of the corrective process. It’s so much fun and especially rewarding to share in the parents’/caretakers’ happiness as the cranial remolding orthosis (CRO) leads to visible improvement, and the kiddo is happy with their CRO.


  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Luther College, 2007
  • Prosthetic and Orthotic Technician Advanced-Specialty Diplomas, Century College, 2009, 2010
  • Prosthetic and Orthotic Practitioner Advanced-Specialty Diplomas, Century College, 2011, 2012
Cranial Helmets

The CARE (Cranial Asymmetry Remolding Experts) Network is comprised of the nation’s leading orthotists specializing in the management of cranial asymmetries.
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Clinic Locations

Brainerd Brainerd
4706 Wilderness Ct,
Suite 102
Brainerd, MN 56401
Fax: (218) 825-4878
Bemidji Bemidji
3835 Supreme Court NW,
Suite 4
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: (218) 825-4878

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