Chris Lake, CPO, FAAOP, has established Lake Prosthetics and Research, Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. The new practice will focus on upper-limb prosthetic care, research, and consulting.
“Upper-limb prosthetics is a highly specialized field where each case is truly unique, and the physical challenges are often compounded by tissue damage and sensitivity,” Lake said. “I want to bridge the gap between real-world practicality and what cutting-edge technology can offer both today and in the years ahead.”
Lake has 14 years of experience as an upper-limb prosthetics specialist. Prior to starting Lake Prosthetics and Research, he spent ten years as the Southwest clinical director at Advanced Arm Dynamics of Texas, Irving.
In addition to providing upper-limb patient care, Lake is pursuing his doctoral degree at the University of Strathclyde, National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Scotland. He is a clinical instructor in upper-limb prosthetics at the University of Texas Southwest Medical Center, Dallas, and the chair of the Upper Limb Prosthetic Society of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (the Academy). He lectures internationally, and has published articles in the Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics (JPO), Medical Engineering and Physics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, and The Atlas of Amputations and Limb Deficiencies.
“My basic philosophy is simple,” Lake said. “An artificial limb is a tool that should work in the real world and feel good. If it doesn’t, it’s back to the drawing board.”
For more information, visit www.lakeprosthetics.com