Karen Gatrell


ABC Certified Orthotist

Karen is an ABC Certified Orthotist. She began her orthotic career as a Technician at the Rehab Institute of Michigan in Detroit. “I was very fortunate to begin my career at RIM. I was trained under an amazing group of mentors with 50 years of combined experience in all facets of Orthotics. Their tutelage inspires me to this day!” Karen completed the Orthotic Program at Northwestern University in Chicago. She returned to Detroit and continued to expand on her experience in the areas of pediatrics, trauma, orthopedics, and geriatric care. It was there that she became the mentor as a Resident Supervisor to the next generation of Orthotists.

“This field has given me the opportunity to combine a passion for patient care with problem solving and creativity”.