Larissa Sletto, CPO / LPO
American Board certified and Illinois Licensed Orthotist and Prosthetist
Huntley – South Barrington
Larissa Sletto is an ABC certified and Illinois licensed prosthetist orthotist. She earned her undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics from Taylor University in 2005.
She discovered the profession of prosthetics and orthotics while working as a summer engineering intern for the Center for International Rehabilitation in the summer of 2004. There she worked to develop equipment used to help those in developing countries who had lost limbs as a result of landmines.
After earning her undergraduate degree, she worked for two years as a lab technician fabricating custom orthotic devices and a year as an orthotic fitter fitting pre-made orthotic devices. She earned her certificate in orthotics from Northwestern University in the spring of 2010 after which she completed her orthotic residency in St. Louis, Missouri. She then returned to Northwestern University and earned her certificate in prosthetics in the spring of 2012.
Larissa spent the following two years working with Dr. Yeongchi Wu, MD on a project designed to develop the dilatancy-based impression and fabrication system for orthotic devices (Read more on the Dilatancy Project). In December 2012, she traveled with a team from Northwestern University to Guatemala to volunteer with the Range of Motion Project (ROMP) at their orthotic and prosthetic clinic in Zacapa. She completed her prosthetic residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital in the spring of 2015 and later that year joined Scheck and Siress at the South Barrington, Geneva, and Huntley offices as a practitioner.
Larissa had known since grade school she wanted to do something to help others. “I feel fortunate to have found a profession I’m so passionate about that blends together science, art, and human relations. Every day is different and every day is another opportunity to positively impact in the lives of others. I particularly enjoy helping people meet and exceed their goals no matter what those goals may be.”