Christina Collins

As a gymnast growing up, Christina was no stranger to injuries. Working with her care team to recover and regain her strength and mobility motivated Christina to pursue a career in healthcare.

During undergrad, Christina majored in applied physiology and kinesiology at the University of Florida and set her sights on becoming a physical therapist. However, when Christina’s biomechanics professor held a lecture on prosthetics, she immediately knew she wanted to learn everything there was to know about POP. She shadowed at a few clinics before accepting an internship opportunity at a prosthetics and orthotics clinic in Gainesville, Florida.

Christina’s passion for POP grew as she worked with patients, and she was especially excited to work with a person who was fitted for a body-powered upper limb device. Now a student at the International Institute of Orthotics and Prosthetics master’s program in Tampa, Christina hopes to apply her patient experiences and new skills to help people keep doing what they love.

I always knew I wanted to help people, but learning about prosthetics ignited a fire in me I’ve never felt before.
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