Shane Wurdeman, PhD, CP, FAAOP(D)

Director, Clinical Research

Shane Wurdeman, PhD, CP, FAAOP(D)

Director, Clinical Research

Shane is the Director of Clinical Research within Clinical and Scientific Affairs. He entered the field of O&P as a technician before transitioning to working as an orthotist/prosthetist, and finally into his role as a principal investigator. Shane has co-authored more than 40 peer-reviewed manuscripts, published 3 book chapters, and presented more than 100 conference abstracts within the field of orthotic and prosthetic rehabilitation.

He is a Fellow with Distinction of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP), and was recognized in 2020 with their Research Award. He has previously served on the Academy’s Board of Directors, and currently serves as the Research Director for the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) and Chair of the Center for Orthotic and Prosthetic Learning (COPL).

Shane has been supported by private grants as well as government grants from the National Institutes of Health and Department of Defense. In addition to his research work, he continues to see patients.

Education

  • PhD in Biomechanics
  • Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics

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