Jerry Cottrell

Prosthetist • Orthotist • Pedorthist

Credentials & Education

  • Certified & Licensed Orthotist
  • Certified Prosthetic Assistant
  • Licensed Prosthetist
  • Licensed Pedorthist

Chose O&P Field Because

One might say that Jerry chose the O&P profession the hard way. He became an amputee and was being fitted with a new prosthesis at Snell when he was offered a job back in 1985.


“The part I like most about my job is when I see the joy on a patient’s face as they start taking their first steps after being fitted with a device. I recall how much it meant to me when I took my first steps with my prosthesis.”

Fun Facts

Before he got his first prosthesis, Jerry was known to occasionally race the neighborhood kids with him hopping around on one leg and them running with two legs. (Amazingly, he often beat most of the kids that raced him.) He also enjoyed helping to coach his two sons’ baseball teams when they were growing up. Nowadays he prefers the challenge of putting together jigsaw puzzles, preferably ones with 1,000 pieces or more.

Favorite Quote

“When it comes to tightening or loosening screws and bolts, it’s righty tight and lefty loose.”