Meet the team – Prosthetics

I studied Prosthetics and Orthotics at the University of Strathclyde, graduating in 2013. I then began Opcare’s graduate programme in Exeter. Over the following 4.5 years I also worked in Newcastle and Belfast. Mid 2017 I took 6 months off to travel with my partner Lori to New Zealand. Here I worked as a Prosthetist for the previously named New Zealand Artificial Limb Service, now Peke Waihanga Artificial Limb Service. Due to the nature of New Zealand’s health service and amputee population, I was able to make prescriptions based purely on clinical requirement with an increased number of traumatic amputations. I returned to take up my current position at the beginning of 2019. My main aims for this position are to provide clinicians with the tools they require to make educated decisions and ease the rehabilitation journey for their patients.

Andy Hunter CPO – Product Manager – Prosthetics, UK & ROI
Email : andy.hunter@ortho-europe.com
Mobile : +44 (0)7823 403 450

I am an AK amputee and I have worked for Ortho Europe for over 20 years. I took the decision to have an elected amputation in 1997 following a serious road traffic accident and nearly three years of medical interventions to try to save my knee.

I was introduced to Michael O’Byrne, founder of Ortho Europe at the Oxford clinic, where I was learning to run on my prosthetic leg to play amputee football. I was asked if I would like to get involved in promoting the Ultimate Knee. I agreed and my first role was demonstrating the functions of the knee at sales visits and conferences, and answering questions from Prosthetists, consultants and other amputees.

My role has continued to evolve and as a Product Specialist I now demonstrate and provide training on the full range of devices offered by Ortho Europe. I also play a key role in evaluating new products such as knees and feet and I regularly act as the patient model during Prosthetist training.

I believe my role to be quite unique within the Prosthetic community and I find it satisfying that I can provide feedback based on my experiences, which can help other amputees.

Nigel Davis – UK Product Specialist
Email : nigel.davis@ortho-europe.com
Mobile : +44 (0)7986 459 243

In 2009 I moved to the UK from my home in the Southwest of Ireland to study Prosthetics and Orthotics at the University of Salford, Manchester and I graduated with a BSc(Hons) in P&O in 2013. I began my career as a Graduate Prosthetist at the Opcare Amputee Rehabilitation Centre based at the Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast in June 2013 before moving to the Newcastle DSC at the Freeman Hospital in June 2014. I spent the next 8 years developing my skills and knowledge in prosthetics at the Newcastle DSC and progressed to Clinical Lead Prosthetist in 2020. I am an above knee amputee due to congenital limb deficiency and I feel this, coupled with the years of experience that I have gained as a prosthetist, has given me a unique understanding of prosthetics. In June 2022 I was delighted to take on the role of Prosthetic Clinical Support Manager for Ortho-Europe. I look forward to using the knowledge and experience that I have gained over the years to support and assist clinicians and their patients in achieving excellent clinical care and rehabilitation outcomes.

Éanna Durham CPO – Prosthetic Clinical Support Manager
Email: eanna.durham@ortho-europe.com
Mobile : +44 (0)7464542713