Jeffrey M. Brandt, CEO
CEO, CPO & Founder
Jeffrey M. Brandt, CEO, CPO is the founder of Ability Prosthetics and Orthotics. Brandt founded Ability in 2004 and has grown the evidence-based practice to ten offices across three states. Brandt also co-founded Kinetic Revolutions in 2010 for which the most notable product is the height adjustable pylon for use on prosthetic limbs.
After graduating from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1995, Brandt enrolled and completed the prosthetics technician program at Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane, Washington and became an ABC certified technician. He then spent the next 3 years as an O&P technician, working for two privately owned facilities. Brandt is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine’s Prosthetic & Orthotic program. He subsequently completed his orthotic residency at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and prosthetic residency at Lawall P&O in Delaware, where he served A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital. As a student, Brandt was awarded the Gunther Gehl Prosthetics Scholarship by the Midwest Chapter of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP) and recently named to the O&P Business News 175.
Ability has lead the advancement and implementation of outcome measures in daily practice, founded Lifenhanced magazine, assembled a patient advisory council as well as had several abstracts, presentations, and papers accepted to the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists, the American Prosthetics & Orthotics Association, and AAPM&R ranging in topics from patient care, outcomes data, delivery of care, business analytics, and comparative effectiveness product research.
Brandt is active in the profession by participating in the annual political policy forum and serving on the AOPA compensation and operations committee, as well as the O&P Business News Editorial Advisory board. He recently became an AOPA Board Director, representing 6-30 facility practices, and is also a member of the Freedom Innovations Business Leadership Council.
Accomplishments & Qualifications
- ABC Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist
- Recieved the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP) award
- Member of the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists
- Member of the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA)
- Active in AOPA’s Political Action Committee (PAC)
- Member of the O&P News Editorial Board
- Co-founder of Kinetic Revolutions