Craig A. Babyak
ABC Certified Prosthetist & Orthotist / Owner
Craig Babyak attended the University of New Hampshire and is ABC Certified in Prosthetics/Orthotics. Craig began practicing in the Springfield area in 1994 and in 2006, he and Christian Rogers opened Prosthetic & Orthotic Solutions, LLC. (The two had met in Chicago at Northwestern University Medical School.) Craig has a certification from the ABC Certification in Prosthetics/Orthotics. His hobbies include golfing, hunting, and fishing. Craig is also married to his wife of 22 years, Julie. Together they have two children, Matthew and Jacqueline, and a golden retriever, Mia.
Christian M. Rogers
ABC Certified Prosthetist / Owner
While pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Movement and Sports Studies at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, Chris Rogers began his career in 1990 as a prosthetic and orthotic technician. He went on to study at Northwestern University Medical School of Chicago in pursuit of a certification in prosthetics. Upon completion, Chris worked in the field as a board certified prosthetist and office manager for a successful Pennsylvania P & O company, before relocating to Western Massachusetts in 2001. Here he worked alongside of his Northwestern alumnus Craig Babyak , and in 2006 they co-created Prosthetic and Orthotic Solutions LLC. Chris has a total of 27 years of prosthetic industry experience.
ABC Certified Pedorthist
Lisa Ryan attended the International School of Pedorthics and has over 20 years of experience in the
footwear field. Lisa earned her certification from the American Board of Certification in 2010.
ABC Certified Orthotist
Bob White has worked in the prosthetic and orthotic industry since 2002, after serving as an inpatient
sub-acute Physical Therapist Assistant. He has an Associates of Science degree from Springfield
Technical Community College. He has been a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant since 1997, and has
been American Board Certified in Orthotics since 2005. His work experience includes participation in a
local pediatric orthotic clinic, management of an orthotic central fabrication facility, and as an orthotic
on call provider for area hospitals.
Certified Prosthetist Orthotist
Chris graduated from Springfield College in 1996 and went on to study orthotics and prosthetics at Newington. He managed a local O&P office and has participated in several local clinics. Chris has been practicing in the industry for over 20 years and is board certified in Orthotics and Prosthetics. An active member of the community his entire life he currently lives in Easthampton with his wife Kristin and two children Kailyn and Colby.
Board Eligible Prosthetist Orthotist
Brittany Rhodes has her Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and her Masters of Science in Prosthetics & Orthotics from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston Texas. Brittany grew up in Western Massachusetts and has been interested in pursuing a career in the P&O field since high school. She is currently a Board Eligible Prosthetist Orthotist, and is excitedly planning her wedding to her fiancé Clayton.
Master Prosthetic & Orthotic Technicians:
Raúl Mercado and Peter Farrar
Peter & Raúl have a combined total of 39 years of experience in the P&O Field.
Prosthetic & Orthotic Solutions fabricates artificial limbs, braces and a variety of orthotic devices in our state of the art technical lab. Our inventory includes brands that represent the best value: a combination of clinical efficiency, cost effectiveness and durability for the patient. Every prosthetic and orthotic patient is seen by an ABC Certified practitioner and the device is custom fit to their individual need. Our knowledgeable, efficient staff will bill most major insurance carriers on our patient’s behalf.
With a commitment to excellence and the highest performance standards, we continually attend training courses throughout the year and routinely incorporate the latest techniques and products for our patients. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life for all our patients.
The company’s founders, Craig Babyak and Christian Rogers, were first introduced at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. After many years of independent practice, the two practitioners chose to combine their thirty years of clinical experience to ensure their patients receive the highest standards of care. As current members of the American Board for Certification (ABC), the certified practitioners are committed to continued education in an effort to offer the most current technological advancements.