Lisa Abernethy

Lisa’s journey to POP took her down several different career paths. She always knew she wanted to help people and work with her hands. From starting as a psychology student to working as a pharmacy technician to exploring physical therapy, Lisa found that the POP profession ultimately merged all her interests into one. Lisa is inspired by teaching her patients how to do activities they thought were no longer possible. Her work treating patients in need of orthoses and prostheses who could not afford them led her to transition her career in order to make a larger impact. Lisa now works as an Assistant Professor and Associate Program Director of Clinical Education in Texas where she contributes to POP via research, teaching and volunteering.

To me, POP is all about empowerment. Helping people feel independent and living their best lives is why I do the work I do.
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