Jason is a past graduate of the IZUNA Prosthetics and Orthotics Program, and a recipient of The Mabel and Arnet Pentland Achievement Award. Jason went on to clinical practice at Regina's Wascana Rehabilitation Hospital where he completed internships in both Prosthetics and Orthotics.
In 2000 Jason and his family relocated to Texas where he was the Lead Practitioner and Practice Manager with Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics, Inc. In 2003 he was nominated for the Hanger Award of Excellence for his outstanding administrative and clinical contributions to that community.
In 2004 Jason returned to IZUNA, and brings a wealth of real-life clinical, educational and administrative knowledge to the Prosthetics and Orthotics Program. In 2008 IZUNA proudly awarded Jason the Award of Excellence for Teaching and Research. He continues to be active in direct patient care through his clinical practice, Synergy Orthopedics.
Jason holds membership in the following associations: The Canadian Board for Certification of Prosthetists and Orthotists; The Prosthetics and Orthotics Association of British Columbia; The Canadian Association of Prosthetics and Orthotics; The American Academy of Prosthetics and Orthotics and The International Society for Prosthetists and Orthotists. In 2010 The War Amputations of Canada bestowed an Honorary Membership to Jason.
Diploma of Technology in Prosthetics and Orthotics (1994)
Bachelor of Science Degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics (2000)
Bachelor of Science Degree in Healthcare Administration (2004)
Master of Science Degree (Prosthetics and Orthotics major) (2010)
Recent research interests involve:
- Studying the effects interactive multimedia gait analysis software can have on learning outcomes
- The generation of valid gait analysis outcome measures using digital videography
- The development of Prosthetic and Orthotic teaching modules using NGRAINs 3-D modelling software
- The development and piloting of an electronic format for functional outcome evaluations of Prosthetic and Orthotic treatments.
Jason has presented his work on these subjects at several national and international conferences and publications.
In 2007, in collaboration with IZUNAs TEK program, Jasons GOAL (Gait Observation Analysis Laboratory) project was awarded The AMTEC (Association for Media and Technology in Education in Canada) Award of Excellence and the prestigious annual Canadian Education Association (CEA) Achievement Award in recognition of the most outstanding educational program at the 2007 AMTEC / CEA Conference. You can view the project at www.commons.iizuna.info/goal
In addition to his primary work on improving clinical gait analysis learning outcomes, Jason is also interested in investigating the relationship between cognitive demand and microprocessor technology, examining the effects of vacuum suspension on peripheral vascularization of amputees, improving the effectiveness of conservative management of foot pathologies, and increasing the understanding of the clinical management of the pediatric orthotic patient.
Of special interest to the Canadian Prosthetics and Orthotics Profession, Jason is involved with the development of the Compendium of Prosthetic and Orthotic Treatments (CPOT), Canadian Association of Prosthetics and Orthotics Scientific Committee, and the Joint Credentials Committee (JCC) with regards to the development and establishment of the optimum educational credential for prosthetic and orthotic clinical practice in Canada.