Certified Orthotist, Owner
Jim Is a Certified Orthotist and holds his certificate from the American Board for Certification in Orthotics & Prosthetics. Prior to purchasing the company with Blaine Drysdale in 2009, Jim had worked at O & P Labs as a staff orthotist since 1991.
Starting his career in the field of orthotics and prosthetics at the age of 17, Jim worked at Shriners Hospital for Children from 1981 to 1989 as an orthotic technician and later as a registered prosthetic technician. In 1986 his technique of using flexible surly in sockets in myoelectric prostheses was published in the March edition of the Journal of Orthotics and Prosthetics. His final two years at the hospital were spent in the Prosthetic Research Department implementing the use of Computer-Aided Design as a production tool. Because of his background at Shriners Hospital, he is passionate about working with children.
Married to his wife Sara since 1985, Jim has two sons, Alex and Evan. Outside of work, Jim enjoys travel, golf, is a member of the Holyoke Revolver Club, a New England Patriots Season Ticket holder and a diehard Boston Red Sox fan.