Mark Profeta Blog

Master level O&P 

Written by Mark Profeta Monday, April 19, 2010 5:22:54 PM
Well here I am 3 weeks from graduation and what an experience it has been. Looking back at the last two years it amazes me that I could learn so much in that span, but I still have much more still to learn. But by looking back I did realize that... read more

Myoelectric Transradial Prosthesis 

Written by Mark Profeta Saturday, March 27, 2010 9:25:18 PM
This past week our class was doing the check socket fitting for our Transradial (Below Elbow) prosthetic project. But, instead of doing a figure of 8 harness with a hook terminal device we had the pleasure of fitting a myoelectric courtesy of Otto... read more

2010 Paralympics  

Written by Mark Profeta Friday, March 12, 2010 3:32:52 PM
Today is the opening ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Paralympic games in Vancouver and I am excited to see how the United States does this year. But, being a big hockey fan, I cannot wait to follow the U.S. sledge hockey team at this year’s... read more

Busy, Busy, Busy 

Written by Mark Profeta Sunday, February 21, 2010 11:29:51 PM
It has been quite the busy couple of weeks for me. Between studying for multiple exams including my senior capstone test, which is an exam on everything I have learned about during the whole orthotics and prosthetics program, and searching for a... read more

Being in the Patient's Shoes or Socket: An Upper Extremity... 

Written by Mark Profeta Wednesday, February 10, 2010 11:57:48 PM
This week in lab our class completed our first big project of the semester, a mock upper extremity prosthesis with a figure of 8 harness. It was a good experience to feel what it is like to use the harness and how to set it up for maximum... read more

Insight into a Hobby: Snowboarding with a prosthetic knee 

Written by Mark Profeta Monday, February 1, 2010 1:26:57 PM
This past winter break I was fortunate enough to be able to go home to Buffalo for the holidays. I know Buffalo does not seem as appealing as Florida to most people in the middle of winter but going back to Buffalo allows me to go snowboarding,... read more

Beginning of the end 

Written by Mark Profeta Friday, January 22, 2010 1:09:21 AM
  Last week was the start of my final semester in my O&P education. Now graduation is just around the corner, but it is not yet time to start celebrating since there is still plenty to learn. Up until now most of the curriculum... read more


Written by Mark Profeta Thursday, January 14, 2010 3:58:42 PM
Hi everyone on 360 O&P and welcome to my blog. This being my first blog here I just want to introduce myself to you and let you know what I’ll be writing about. First off, you are probably wondering who I am and why I am writing this blog, which ... read more
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