Brittany Moores is an undercover dynamo. Drawn to the Alchemy culture, she recently became a full-on board-certified orthotist. She brings her own energy and a serious can-do attitude to our team, and we are so stoked and proud to have her!
We sat down and asked Brittany a couple questions to learn more about what makes her tick…
Where are you from?
This one is a little difficult to answer. I’m an Army child and I have moved around the United States countless times. I never felt like I had a “home town” in regards to how others identify with the word. I just knew, when I was with my family, that was my home, not a specific location. However, if I had to choose, I would say I am from Upstate New York.
Tell us about where you studied:
I have a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Exercise Science from SUNY Cortland. I have my Master’s of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics from the University of Hartford. The University of Hartford is an accredited facility through the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education.
How about your first residency?
I completed my orthotics residency at the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab in Chicago, IL, which is an amazing facility. They have consistently been ranked #1 for rehabilitation hospitals for the past few years. Check it out: https://www.sralab.org. I am beyond grateful to have received my education from them.
You recently earned a seriously legit new certification… what is it?
I am now a board-certified orthotist which was granted through the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics, Inc.
So tell us the titles you have now:
– MSPO (Master’s of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics)
– CO (Certified Orthotist)
What motivated you do get them?
To be able to practice as a clinician you have to be board certified. I have always had an interest in working with patients. I will soon be starting my prosthetics residency here in Anchorage, Alaska at Alchemy Orthotics & Prosthetics.
What motivates you to want to do O&P?
This profession just turned into something I truly love. I have the ability, in a short amount of time, to see patients and build awesome devices. The mix of being able to work with individuals to solve problems together but at the same time be able to utilize a unique craftsmanship to get to a specific end goal creates this ebb and flow of complete and utter badassery.
Seeing a human being walk for the first time in a long time, for the first time ever, or the first time without pain, is worth every penny of my education and training. The emotions that emit off these individuals or their family is unlike anything you could experience. You never forget tears of joy or giant hugs from patients and their family members.
Making orthotics for a child, to maximize their walking efficiency is one of my favorite parts about my job. Being able to run around the clinic pretending to be dinosaurs, crawling around on the floor, and then being able to dig through the sticker box together at the end is so rewarding.
What gets you fired up!??
I am passionate about my work and I always strive for being the best me I can be. I get so jazzed about maximizing my knowledge and then sharing with anyone that is interested in listening. I always hope that if I am the best me, this positivity will transfer to my patients and those who surround me.
What is different about working at Alchemy?:
Alchemy O&P accepts me as who I am, and is open minded to new ideas to further the success of the patient’s as well as the business. I am not just another cog in the machine. I feel like I matter and make a difference being here. I know a lot of hard work has gone into this company and I moved up here to continue to make this facility radiate absolute awesomeness.
You can find Brittany in our Anchorage office; she is just one of the many smiling faces you’ll see there! Come on in and see how we can help you!