Orthocare Innovations, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has announced the addition of two new clinical services staff members: Michael Orendurff, MS, has been appointed director of activity monitoring and outcomes services; and Courtney Moran, MS, CP, has been named clinical services manager.
Orendurff, an internationally recognized thought leader and widely published author in the area of physical activity and gait assessment, brings more than 18 years of experience conducting computerized-kinematic and kinematic analysis of individuals with gait disorders, according to an Orthocare press release. He joins Orthocare from Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas, where he served as division director of its Movement Science Laboratory. He previously served as a research health scientist at the Department of Veterans Affairs Center of Excellence for Limb Loss Prevention and Prosthetic Engineering in Seattle, Washington.
Orendurff received a bachelor of science degree in exercise science from Portland State University, Oregon, and a master of science degree in human performance-biomechanics from Oregon State University, Corvallis. He has served as a lecturer in the University of Washington’s Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Seattle, and currently is a clinical instructor in the O&P program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas. Orendurff also is the editor of the journal Gait and Posture.
Courtney Moran, CP, joins Orthocare from Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU APL), Laurel, Maryland, where she served as a biomedical engineer and clinical consultant in the Biomedical Group, National Security Technology Department. In this position, she was staff clinical prosthetist; she also served in a management capacity on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Revolutionizing Prosthetics 2009 program development team. Previously, Moran was in private practice as a clinical prosthetist in Baltimore, Maryland.
Moran received her master of science degree in biomedical engineering prosthetic mechanics and materials from Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, and a bachelor of science degree in biology from Clemson University, South Carolina. She is also working toward a post-master’s certificate in applied biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins University.
“The addition of Michael and Courtney further bolsters our clinical capability and provides an excellent complement to our R&D team as we focus on transitioning technologies out of the lab and into clinical use,” said Orthocare CEO Doug McCormack.