Rhode Island Limb Prosthetics & Orthotics — Over 65 years in business

Tel: 401-941-6230 | Fax: 401-941-6339

1st P&O facility in RI

1st Prosthetist in RI

1st ABC accredited facility in RI

1st NCOPE accredited facility in RI

1st female prosthetist in RI

1st in new technologies

Staff

Jonathan Teoli, CPO, LPO

Jonathan is a 3rd generation Prosthetist/Orthotist. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas with his degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics. He has obtained National Board Certifications in both disciplines (O&P) by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Inc. Jonathan is also licensed by the state of Rhode Island in Prosthetics and Orthotics, as well as being designated a V.A. Qualified Prosthetist (VAQP) by the Department of Veteran's Affairs. He has completed clinical internships and residencies at institutions such as the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center's Prosthetics/Orthotics Department (including Parkland Memorial Hospital and Children's Medical Center in Dallas) and Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children's Hospital.

Jonathan's clinical practice focuses primarily on lower extremity Prosthetics and Orthotics. Areas of specific interest are microprocessor controlled prosthetics, elevated vacuum prosthetic suspension, management of the high-risk diabetic foot and emerging technologies. His additional certifications include the Otto Bock C-leg, Orthotronic Mobility System (C-Brace), Harmony Volume Management System, Myobock Myoelectric Prostheses, Rheo knee and Proprio foot by Ossur. Jonathan is also one of the first Prosthetists in the northeast to become certified to provide the Genium Bionic Prosthetic Knee System to his patients.

Outside of his clinical practice, Jonathan is director of RI Limb's Nationally Accredited Prosthetics/Orthotics Residency Program, a founding member and current secretary of the Rhode Island Society of Orthotists and Prosthetists, a member of the state of Rhode Island's O&P Advisory Licensing Board, a research assistant for the Providence VA Hospital's Center for Restorative and Regenerative Medicine and has coached many season's for his son's soccer team. Jonathan is married to Karen Teoli and has two children.

Karen Teoli, CPO, CMF, LPO

Karen is Nationally Board Certified in Prosthetics, Orthotics and Post Mastectomy care. She was born and raised in Texas and moved to Rhode Island in 2003. Karen is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Texas where she earned her degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics. While in Texas, she also completed the Emergency Medical Technician Program at UT Southwestern before becoming a certified EMT-B and holding a Texas license as an EMT. Karen has completed clinical internships at O&P Designs and the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. She also completed a clinical rotation with Advanced Arm Dynamics which is the company contracted to provide upper extremity prosthetic care to our returning soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center/Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Karen is a Rhode Island state licensed Prosthetist/Orthotist. She holds RI Orthotist license #1 and was the first female Prosthetist to practice in the state of Rhode Island.

Karen's clinical interests are upper and lower extremity prosthetics and scoliosis/spinal orthotics. She has a particular interest in myoelectric upper extremity prosthetics. Karen also has an affinity to working with women and children that have experienced limb loss. She is able to give her female patients the unique opportunity to be treated by a female Prosthetist and she has treated children as young as 9 months old. Karen has specialty certifications in Otto Bock's myoelectric Myobock upper extremity system, the C-leg, E-mag Active KAFO and the Sensor Walk KAFO.

Karen is a charter member and past secretary of the Rhode Island Society of Orthotists and Prosthetists and a mentor for RI Limb's Nationally Accredited Residency Program. She provides Prosthetics lectures to the students at the New England Institute of Technology, was involved in preliminary research involving MRI compatible halo pins and has co-authored 3 Prosthetic/Orthotic specific Rhode Island state laws, including the first "Freedom of Choice" law in the USA.

Jonathan and Karen were married in April of 2006 and have two young children.

Kerri Lapierre, CPO, LO

Kerri graduated from the University of Rhode Island with her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology. She continued her education by completing the Prosthetics and Orthotics Program at the Newington Certificate Program in Newington, Connecticut. Kerri completed her Orthotics and Prosthetics residencies at at Rhode Island Limb. She recieved her Certification in Orthotics from the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Inc. Kerri is a Licensed Orthotist and Board Eligible Prosthetist. Her clinical practice focuses on lower extremity Orthotics and Prosthetics as well as pediatrics. She has a particular interest in designing innovative orthotic solutions for lower extremity treatments as well as utilizing ground breaking technology in her prosthetic applications. Kerri is a vital part of Rhode Island Limb's clinical team and contributes greatly to community outreach and projects.

Matthew McAllister, Orthotist - Board Eligible

Matt was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. He received his B.A. in American Studies from the University of Dayton in 2002. After several years, Matt decided to change careers to a field where he could be more instrumental in helping people. He received his Prosthetics and Orthotics Certificate from Northwestern University's Prosthetics - Orthotics Center. Matt completed his Orthotics residency, is awaiting his Certification and preparing to begin his Prosthetics residency at RI Limb. Matthew married his wife, Jen in 2010 and they welcomed a baby boy, Brody in 2012. Matt has become an integral part of Rhode Island Limb's clinical team.

Kristen Waters
Prosthetic/Orthotic Assistant, Patient Relations Coordinator

Kristen is an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer. She graduated in 2010 from Rhode Island College with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration focus in exercise science and biomechanics. Kristen previously completed a prosthetic and pedorthic internship and is currently a Prosthetic/Orthotic Assistant and Patient Relations Coordinator at Rhode Island Limb. Kristen is a national Amputee Coalition of America Certified Peer Visitor and has concentration certificates and specialties in amputee rehabilitation, functional movement screen, TRX and inclusive fitness, training individuals with both physical and mental disabilities. Kristen is co-founder of RI Limb's road race team, Sole Determination, which seeks to promote healthy, active lifestyles in the amputee community and is a member and participant of Adaptive Sports New England. Kristen is married to her husband Ken and they reside in their home in Warwick with their cat Mo.