Amy Funke

Amy knew she wanted a career in POP when she was 15 years old. Her brother lives with cerebral palsy and Amy grew up accompanying him to appointments at Shriners Hospitals for Children, where he was fitted for orthoses to help manage his condition. A member of her brother’s care team noticed her interest in and aptitude for medicine and encouraged her to pursue POP.

Determined to help people like her brother, Amy earned her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and went on to complete her master’s in prosthetics and orthotics from Eastern Michigan University. She loves the versatility of the POP profession–her path has included seeing patients, managing a clinic and now her current role is as an educator.

Amy is the program director for Concordia University – St. Paul’s Master’s in Orthotics and Prosthetics. She loves helping POP students grow as professionals and find their passions. Her biggest piece of career advice is to be creative and open to the endless possibilities the POP profession has to offer.

There isn’t just one way to be a POP professional. Continue to follow your passions, and your career can grow and evolve alongside you.
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