Dedicated to O&P Education
For 30 years—from 1961 through 1991—Joan Edelstein, MA, PT, FISPO, CPed, was a senior research scientist in the Department of Prosthetics and Orthotics at New York University (NYU), New York, where she pioneered the establishment of the first undergraduate curriculum leading to a baccalaureate degree in O&P and taught many practitioners. From there she went on to teach physical therapy at Columbia University, New York, New York. She is the author of notable O&P textbooks and numerous research papers, and is a well-known lecturer both in the United States and internationally. These accomplishments and her dedication to education within the rehabilitation arena have made Edelstein an inspiration for many in the O&P profession.