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Össur Academy Personnel

All Össur instructors are prosthetic practitioners with clinical experience in fitting Össur products, presenting information on fitting and sizing techniques, alignment requirements, and trouble-shooting suggestions. They contribute to research and development of Össur products and provide objective insight into system features, benefits, and future product enhancements.

Scott Elliot

Scott Elliott, CP
Managing Director, Ӧssur Australia – Prosthetics Division

Scott received his bachelor degree in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University in 1995. He received his certificate in clinical prosthetics from Northwestern University in 1997 and is an ABC (American Board for Certification) Certified Prosthetist. He completed technical training, residency and practiced as an ABC Certified Prosthetist at Abilities Unlimited Inc. in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He completed a certificate program for medical device product development through the University of California, Irvine in 2005.

Scott joined Össur in 2001 working as a technical specialist and project manager within R&D and product management teams at Össur HF and Össur North America. He relocated to Sydney, Australia in 2005 and managed clinical education programs throughout the Asia region, Australia and New Zealand through 2015. Scott is presently the Managing Director in charge of the Ӧssur Prosthetics Division in Australia and New Zealand.

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Sarah Mulroy

Sarah Mulroy, CPO
Clinical Specialist - Prosthetics

Sarah qualified as a Prosthetist/Orthotist in 2008, graduating from Salford University (UK) with a First Class BSc (Hons) degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics.

Sarah worked as a Prosthetist in London and Surrey for 7 years before moving to Australia in February 2015. Initially Sarah worked at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton between 2008-2012, gaining experience in a specialised rehabilitation setting working with all levels of amputees, including the paediatric clinic which saw referrals from within the UK and globally.

In 2012 Sarah began working at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court, Surrey which provides prosthetic intervention for injured soldiers, mainly suffering from multiple high level traumatic amputations from improvised explosive devices (IEDs), treating mostly triple and bi-lateral trans-femoral amputees with excessive scaring and other injuries such as visual impairment. This experience proved to be a very valuable and intense experience, due to the high volume of patients, complexity of injury and the tight deadlines to work to.

Sarah moved on to work at Charing Cross Hospital, London in 2013. It is a major trauma hospital which receives referrals across London and the South East. She was clinical educator for the students and new graduates and managed a varied and complex case load.

Sarah has presented at a variety of conferences, including ISPO and BAPO on subjects including a case study on the prosthetic treatment of Van Ness Rotation Plasty, Perspiration; A Questionnaire, as well as presenting the Roehampton Stump Audit at the ISPO World Congress in Hyderabad, India. Sarah also taught regularly at a course designed for Physiotherapists and Occupational therapists working with amputees, which is held at Roehampton biannually. Sarah was involved in the organisation of the Blatchfords ‘Hit the Ground Running’ training events in 2014 and presented on Prosthetic considerations for running.

Sarah was an active member of BAPO in the UK, sitting on the conference committee from 2010-2014, which involved organising the annual conferences. She was also a member of the Inter Regional Prosthetic Audit Group (IRPAG) which comprised of representatives from nine prosthetic centres situated across the south east of England. It seeks to improve the standard of care offered to amputees through a process of ongoing practice review and audit, represented by all the professional disciplines involved in the care of amputees. Since 2008 Sarah has been involved in various projects, including developing Guidelines for lower limb liner provision.

In 2016 Sarah moved to Sydney and joined Ossur as Clinical specialist in Prosthetics, providing clinical education programmes in Australia and New Zealand.

Email Sarah Mulroy [email protected]

 

 

Cathy Howells

Cathy Howells OAM BAppSc (Phty)
Consultant Amputee Physiotherapist

Cathy graduated from Cumberland College of Health Sciences in 1985 with an Applied Science Degree in Physiotherapy. She stared working as a junior physiotherapist at Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, where she discovered that her professional interest was in orthopaedics and specifically, Amputee Rehabilitation. She was the Senior Physiotherapist in charge of the Amputee Unit from 1988-94.

Cathy has worked exclusively with amputees for over 25 years. She has lectured at the Lower Extremity Prosthetics Course run by UNSW and accredited by the Australasian College of Rehabilitation Medicine since 1991 to the present day. Cathy has attended and presented papers and workshops at local, national and international conferences.

Cathy’s experience in treating amputees spans from consulting at the Children’s Hospital to adults who have undergone amputation due to vascular disease, trauma, cancer and infection. She has treated patients from the pre-operative stage, through rehabilitation, to returning to work and sport right through to the Paralympic Games. Simply stated, she loves the game.

Cathy is the author of “The Amputee Coach – Empowering You to Walk Well, Be Fit and Enjoy Life!” which was published in 2009. Written specifically for amputees it provides an informative guide for living a fulfilling and active life through physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

In January 2013, Cathy was awarded a Medal in the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to physiotherapy and people with a disability.

She is currently Consultant Amputee Physiotherapist to APC Prosthethics Northmead, Sydney, NSW 2152 Australia.

As well as being an amputee physiotherapist and author, Cathy is a devoted mother, rose enthusiast and fierce competitor at Scrabble.

Email Cathy Howells [email protected]