Fred “Kurt” Pauloz, CP
Ortho Pro Associates
How long have you been involved with O&P?
Eleven years now. I got involved after I lost my leg and a good friend who was a prosthetist said, You ought to think about doing this.
Do you have any pets?
I have a Siamese cat, Milo, and the four-legged love of my lifea wirehair dachshund named Schultz. You can see animated versions on my web site: www.sleeveart.net
What innovation in O&P do you feel would help you or your patients?
I have to say SleeveArt. It provides a means for individuals to feel differently about their amputation and their lifestyle.
What is your favorite TV show?
Any hobbies you pursue?
Im a drummer, and I play regularly. Music is a driving force in my life.
What advice would you give a new amputee or someone considering a career in O&P?
To the new amp: Most important be patient! Second Communicate with your practitioner!
To someone getting into the O&P field: We need many good new practitioners, and there is nothing more rewarding than being able to help someone regain control of their life.