Josh Ahlstrom has 15+ years of experience working in orthotics and prosthetics. “I chose the field of orthotics because I thought it was a unique blend of art and science that demands that you treat each patient as an individual,” says Ahlstrom. “The impact that you can have on the lives of patients and families is really remarkable. I will never forget the first time I saw a patient come into the office in a wheel chair and then walk out independently. At that moment I was ‘hooked’ and knew this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.”
Ahlstrom has spent the last 9 years in clinical practice, focusing solely on pediatrics. Currently, he is Clinical Practice Manager and Director of Operations for Midwest Orthotic & Technology Center (MOTC) which covers central IN, western OH and northern KY. He also educates orthotists/prosthetists, therapists and doctors both nationally and internationally about identification and treatment options for pediatric patients. He explains that restoration and quality of life for not only the patient, but for the patients’ family is what’s most important to him. He continues to be astounded by the money and effort sacrificed by the families to care for their loved ones. He strongly believes in the mission and vision set forth by Dralla and describes his association with Dralla as a “natural fit of like minded individuals.”
He currently sits on the board for Down Syndrome Indiana, United Cerebral Palsy (Indy chapter) and the Joseph Maley Foundation.