Who will be on the front line of prosthetic-related care in the years ahead? We recently caught up with prosthetist Arthur Graham, Branch Manager and Clinical Manager of our Newton, Massachusetts office. Arthur has been teaching in the area of assistive technology, prosthetics and orthotics) as part of the six-year DPT (Doctorate in Physical Therapy) program at Northeastern for fourteen years. We talked about patient care, the connection between physical therapy and prosthetics in holistic care for prosthetic clients and how the future looks for individuals interested in these disciplines.
On Veteran’s Day and every day, I am thankful for your service and all you represent, not just as the President of Next Step, but as the proud son of a Navy veteran.
In fact, the military has had a profound impact on my life and our mission at Next Step. After serving twenty years, my dad retired from the Navy as a master chief. He had enlisted as a young man, searching for something meaningful after the loss of both his parents. What he found was a culture and people that modeled sacrifice, integrity, and the commitment to being part of a mission much larger than he was – one where he could make a difference. As he often told me, “the Navy saved my life.” After he retired, the invaluable experience and training he had gained through his service opened up a successful second career opportunity with Sanders Associates (now part of BAE), a defense contractor. As his son, I grew up knowing one thing – if I did nothing else, I wanted to find a way to thank the military for saving my Dad and giving me my strong family and home. Continue reading “A Personal “Thank You” to Our Veterans”