Les Merrick, CPO, FAAOP
As our senior practitioner, Les brings more than 20 years of experience in the field of Orthotics and Prosthetics. Les is a graduate of Arkansas Tech University and holds Certificates in Orthotics and Prosthetics from Shelby State Community College in Memphis. He is an ABC Certified Prosthetist Orthotist (CPO). He was awarded the highest achievement in continuing education by being named a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (FAAOP) in 2003. A seasoned clinician in all of JP&O’s services, his preferred clinical specialty lies in above-the-knee prostheses. He holds credentials as a provider of Otto Bock’s C-Leg & Compact, Motion Control & Filauer’s Utah Arm System, Ossur’s Rheo Knee System, as well as a credential in MAS Socket design technologies.
Les serves patients in our Jonesboro Arkansas facility and holds clinics in Forrest City, Helena and Wynne, Ark., on a regular basis. He also makes clinical rounds to our Mountain Home facility. Les serves as a Resident Mentor in our NCOPE Accredited Residency Program for new graduates with certificates in Prosthetics and Orthotics. He regularly delivers lectures to students in the Physical Therapy and Physical Therapy Assistant programs at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.
“I gain great satisfaction helping people gain their independence through prosthetic intervention. Each patient is unique and has unique challenges and needs. My goal is to provide the most appropriate prosthetic care to each individual.”