Ryan Caldwell, CP / LP, FAAOP
American Board Certified Prosthetist
Illinois Licensed Prosthetist
Board Eligible Orthotist
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists
OFFICES Schaumburg, Skokie
Ryan Caldwell, CP/LP, FAAOP is an American Board Certified and Licensed Prosthetist, after receiving his certificate from Northwestern University in 2013. Ryan is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthotics and Prosthetics and serves several of the Scheck & Siress patient care facilities. Ryan has been practicing in the field of prosthetics for almost 15 years.
Ryan is a specialist and field expert for Advanced Lower Limb Prosthetic Sockets with the use of Active Vacuum Technology. Active Vacuum Technology allows for early prosthetic intervention, improved limb health, superior suspension, and new socket techniques.
Ryan was a key developer of the NU FlexSIV socket, which utilizes Active Vacuum Technology for the transfemoral user. This revolutionary system has gained significant interest and support worldwide by clinicians and prosthetic manufacturers as an alternative to traditional socket technology.
Ryan has extensive experience with all Active Vacuum systems, and Microprocessor Controlled Prostheses for above and below knee users.
Ryan has been part of the adjunct faculty at Northwestern University Prosthetic-Orthotic Center since and established the Active Vacuum course in 2008. This was the first Masters in Prosthetics and Orthotics program to provide a comprehensive theoretical and hands-on module for Active Vacuum fittings. Ryan teaches the theories and clinical use of active vacuum technology for transtibial, transfemoral and partial foot patients.
Ryan is also a research prosthetist for Northwestern University where he is working on several funded projects through the National Institute of Health and the Department of Defense. These technology development awards have led to an improved understanding of prosthetic design, product development and patents:
Ryan has given numerous presentations and has been an invited speaker at International conferences including the International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics and the Orthopedic Technik World Congress. Ryan has also presented at national and regional conferences where he shares his clinical experience and technology.
Ryan has co-authored several peer-reviewed journal articles, which have been published in a variety of allied health and engineering journals.
Ryan and Northwestern University will be providing international and national courses the NU FlexSIV socket technology to prosthetists that will disseminate the technology to help more end users.
In his free time, Ryan enjoys spending quality time with his wife and three children and traveling across the world.