Chris Kort, CPO
Chris is the President and founder of Prosthetics in Motion, Inc. Chris is an American Board Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist who has been in the Prosthetic and Othotic industry for over 19 years. He received his education at Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center and also has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology.
During his professional career, Chris has worked with several different companies which have enabled him to experience all facets of the Prosthetic & Orthotic profession. He was the head Prosthetist/Orthotist for a large P & O company that covered all of Long Island, New York City, Westchester and Buffalo. He provided educational in-services to many hospitals and rehabilitation facilities. Chris also worked for two world-renowned prosthetics facilities based on Long Island. He has designed prostheses for patients of all ages and levels of limb loss including: congenital amputees, Van Ness rotationplasty, hip disarticulation and numerous bilaterals.
Chris has volunteered his time with amputee athletes providing prosthetic support at the Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged, New York, the ASPIRE 10k, the Ocean to Sound Relay, CAF Triathalon, New York City Triathalon and monthly mobility clinics.
Chris is certified in the following:
Otto Bock X3 Microprocessor Knee
Otto Bock Genium Bionic Prosthetic System
Otto Bock Michelangelo® Hand
Otto Bock C-leg
Otto Bock Harmony Vacuum System
Otto Bock Dynamic Arm
Otto Bock MyoBock
Otto Bock Helix Hip System
Touch Bionics i-LIMB and i-LIMB Pulse
Ossur Rheo 3
Ossur Power Knee
Freedom Plie 3
Chris was the guest speaker for the Grand Round Lecture for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York University Hospital on prosthetic advancements.
In addition to Chris being American Board Certified, his professional memberships include the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists (AAOP), New York State American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists (NYSAAOP), the Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) and American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA).
Phala Hoeun, CPO
Phala Hoeun grew up in the land of 10,000 lakes in St. Paul, Minnesota. She received her undergraduate degree at St. Olaf College and Orthotic & Prosthetic education at Century College. Phala completed her orthotic residency at the University of California in San Francisco, and her prosthetic residency at the Manhattan Veteran Affairs Hospital in New York.
Phala's upbringing as a Cambodian-American is what lead her to pursue a career in O&P. Growing up as a child of refugees, she was both fascinated and humbled by her parents' stories of survival and escape from war.
Being able to help others accomplish their goals and aspirations through specialized clinical and technical knowledge and skills is part of her success in achieving the American Dream.
Kyle Wasarhaley, CPO
Kyle Wasarhaley received his bachelors of Science degree in Human Biology from SUNY Albany. He gained exposure to the field of Orthotics and Prosthetics at Prosthetics in Motion, learning both the technical and clinical aspects of the profession. Seeing the positive impact that quality prosthetic care can have on an individual’s life, Kyle decided to further his education and pursue a career as a Prosthetist/Orthotist.
Kyle was then accepted into the inaugural Master’s program at Northwestern University. He studied on site in Chicago at Northwestern University Prosthetic Orthotic Center and had the opportunity to complete his clinical rotations at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, as well as Chicago’s other premier prosthetic and orthotic facilities. Upon completion of his Master’s degree, Kyle returned to New York to Prosthetics in Motion for his dual Prosthetic and Orthotic residency.