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Prosthetic & Orthotic Solutions Welcomes Alyssa Covas

WEST SPRINGFIELD — Prosthetic & Orthotic Solutions, LLC recently welcomed Alyssa Covas to its practice.

With a background in occupational therapy as a precursor to her prosthetics and orthotics training, Covas offers a multi-disciplinary perspective and experience with diverse patient populations. From fitting pediatric orthotic patients in suburban Connecticut to working with amputees in the heart of West Virginia’s coal-mining country and farming communities in rural New York, she brings a deep appreciation for the hands-on, team effort involved in helping patients achieve their mobility goals.

Covas’ career in therapeutic healthcare began as a certified occupational therapy assistant. In 2011, she received both her associate degree in occupational therapy and bachelor’s degree in applied health science from the Pennsylvania College of Technology. Inspired by a prosthetist and amputee patient she shadowed as an occupational-therapy student, she earned a master’s degree in prosthetics and orthotics at the University of Hartford in 2016.

A certified orthotist and board-eligible prosthetist, Covas welcomes pediatric and adult patients with any need, both on site and at area hospitals, nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and patient homes based on medical and transportation necessity. To schedule an appointment, call (413) 785-4047 (West Springfield office) or (860) 904-2419 (Bloomfield office).