Karen M. Lynch
Ms. Lynch is the Chief Orthotic/Prosthetic Practitioner and President of Sunrise Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc. She attended the University of Massachusetts on a full academic scholarship and obtained her bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1989. After graduation, she worked as an Orthotic/Prosthetic Technician at Pioneer Valley Orthotics and Prosthetics, Inc., where she learned to fabricate a variety of orthotic and prosthetic devices from start to finish. She attended the Newington Orthotics and Prosthetics Practitioner Certification Programs and graduated Valedictorian of her class.
Ms. Lynch received her Certification in Orthotics from The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC) in 1996 and became a Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist in 2001. She has attended many post-certification workshops and seminars and has the necessary training and credentials to provide post-mastectomy products and scoliosis orthoses, as well as many high-tech prosthetic and orthotic devices, including the latest microprocessor-controlled knee orthoses and prostheses, myoelectric upper extremity prostheses, the I-limb prosthetic hand with fully-articulating individually-powered digits, and the WalkAide functional electrical stimulation device.
Ms. Lynch is also a Past President of the New England Chapter of the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists, an organization devoted to the continuing education of O&P practitioners and technicians.
Certifications & Specialzed Training
- Charleston Bending Brace Certification
- Providence Scoliosis Orthosis Certification
- E-Knee Electronic Microprocessor Stance-Control Orthosis Certification
- Horton Mechanical Stance-Control Orthosis Certification
- Sigvaris Compression Hose Course
- Camp Mastectomy Fitters Course
- Utah Arm Myoelectric Prosthesis Certification
- Liberating Technologies Myoelectric Boston Arm Certification
- MyoBock Myoelectric Prosthesis Certification
- I-Limb Certification
- C-Leg Certification
- WalkAide Certification