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O&P Labs Welcomes James Reed from Orthotics West

SPRINGFIELD — O&P Labs owner Jim Haas announced that orthotist Jim Reed from Orthotics West in West Springfield has begun seeing patients at O&P’s location at 300 Birnie Avenue in Springfield.

Since 1982, Orthotics West has been providing custom orthopedic devices for hundreds of people in need. Reed, an ABC-certified orthotist, received his training at New York University, Northwestern University, and Newington Children’s Hospital and Shriners Hospitals for Children.

“Providing a strong bond between the patient and physician through education is essential to rehabilitation,” Reed said, adding that giving individualized time and information to clients is the most effective path to full engagement and compliance for the most successful results.