Three years ago, Patrick Flanagan, CO, a Chicago area orthotist,
and Don Smoot, the system director from the Three Rivers Education
for Employment System (TREES) crossed paths one summer evening and
began discussing what each other did for a living. As the
conversation developed, both of them realized that this meeting was
more than just a casual encounter; it held the potential for a big
educational opportunity in the Chicago area for the O&P field.
The result: a new O&P Technical Program due to launch in August
of this year.