Ryan Caldwell, CP / LP, FAAOP
American Board Certified Prosthetist
Illinois Licensed Prosthetist
Board Eligible Orthotist
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists
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.
Scheck & Siress Practitioner Ryan Caldwell, CP/LP, FAAOP, to Teach Hands-On Course for the Northwestern University Flexible Subischial Vacuum Socket in Manchester, England
Oakbrook Terrace, IL (February 1st, 2018) – Scheck & Siress is excited to announce that Ryan Caldwell, CP/LP, FAAOP, will be teaching a hands-on course for the Northwestern University Flexible Subischial Vacuum Socket (NU FlexSIV) in Manchester, England on February 6 and 7, 2018.
Ryan Caldwell, CP/LP, FAAOP, is an American Board Certified
and Licensed Prosthetist and a Fellow of the American Academy
of Orthotics and Prosthetics. He has been practicing in the field of
prosthetics for fifteen years and is a field expert on Advanced
Lower Limb Prosthetic Sockets. Ryan specializes in new socket
techniques and the use of Active Vacuum Technology which
allows for early prosthetic intervention, improved limb health, and
superior suspension. In 2017, Ryan taught courses in different facilities, organizations and manufacturers in Norway, Netherlands, Quebec, and Japan.
Ryan is the clinical developer of the NU FlexSIV socket that is currently being researched at Northwestern University through funding from the Department of Defense. This socket for above-knee users eliminates the high trim lines which is the most common complaint of above- knee prosthetic users.
Twelve prosthetists from Pace Rehabilitation will take part in the two day NU FlexSIV course. Ryan and Stefania Fatone, PhD, from Northwestern University will present the impression technique, fitting criteria and research that supports this exciting socket technology for above- knee prosthetic patients.
The NU FlexSIV Socket courses have been successful nationally and internationally. During this upcoming two-day course, patients of Pace Rehabilitation will have the ability to try the socket technology and provide their feedback.
A clinical trial comparing conventional socket fittings and the NU FlexSIV socket is currently being conducted. To inquire about this clinical trial, contact Ryan Caldwell at [email protected]. For more information, visit scheckandsiress.com.
About Scheck & Siress
Scheck & Siress is a leader in orthotic and prosthetic care. Since 1953, its purpose has been to improve, maintain and restore patients’ mobility so they can live their lives on their own terms. With 15 patient care locations and over 50 American Board Certified practitioners, Scheck & Siress can conveniently provide its patients with the best in orthotic and prosthetic care throughout Chicago & Northwest Indiana.