The AMPOS Family
At AMPOS Orthopaedics, our team of clinicians, technicians and office staff is more like a family than a group of co-workers. We take our work seriously but we also like to have fun, and we believe that a family that plays together, stays together. Take a look at some of our group events and fun times over the years, and meet some of our "extended" family members.
AMPOS Orthopaedics is fortunate to have an excellent staff that is dedicated to meeting any and all of their patients' needs. Our team has in excess of 100 years of combined experience in the prosthetic and orthotic industry and has a wealth of knowledge to draw from to make the best decisions for our patients. We pride ourselves on providing high quality, functional and safe devices in a friendly and welcoming environment.
Adrian is the Technical Manager at AMPOS. He started his technical career in 1992 and joined AMPOS in 2001. He completed his Certified Orthotic Fitter Course in 2004. Adrian enjoys providing a high quality product with colour and unique designs. Innovation is one of his stronger assets. He enjoys carpentry and is an avid fisherman.
Karen St-Arnaud, CPO(c)
Karen is a Certified Prosthetist Orthotist (CPO(c)) who provides both prosthetic and orthotic services. She joined AMPOS Orthopaedics in 2007. Karen completed her Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics in 1990 at the University of Guelph. She graduated from the Clinical program in Prosthetics and Orthotics at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in 1994. Karen became certified in orthotics in 1997 and certified in prosthetics in 2013. She has worked at a number of facilities across Canada and brings knowledge in pediatrics and the general population. Her interests outside of work include running, triathlons, hiking and she has a great love of dogs.
Christopher Kraft, CPO(c)
Chris is a Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO(c)) and the owner/manager of AMPOS Orthopaedics, a family business that was established by his father in Ottawa in 1960. Chris graduated from the Orthotics/Prosthetics Technical program in 1986 and from the Clinical Methods in Orthotics/Prosthetics program in 1991. He achieved his technical registration in orthotics and prosthetics, and later became certified in orthotics in 1996 and then in prosthetics in 1999. He has worked across Canada and internationally in the prosthetics and orthotics field and offers a wide breadth of experience and knowledge. Outside of work, Chris achieved a Bachelor of Commerce from Carleton University (2001) and has been a member of the local service organization (Rotary Club) since 1994. In his spare time, Chris enjoys all outdoor activities, including biking, skiing, and hiking.
Sasha is the Office Manager at AMPOS Orthopaedics and she is a Certified Orthotic Fitter specializing in mastectomy prostheses and supplies. She joined the company in 1979 and has worked in many capacities throughout the business and is now a central figure at AMPOS. Her interests lie in animal rescue and she cares for a number of cat colonies around Ottawa.
Evelyn Stocki, CP(c)
Evelyn is a Certified Prosthetist (CP(c)) and head of the Prosthetics Department at AMPOS. She joined the company in 2001. Evelyn graduated from the Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics program from BCIT and attained her certification in prosthetics in 1999. She has worked at several facilities across Canada working with all age groups. Her hobbies outside of work include singing, reading, and cheering on the Ottawa Redblacks.
Alois (Louis) is a Certified Prosthetist, and our Prosthetic Meister Extraordinaire. Louis started working in the field with Peter Paul Kraft (Chris's dad) in 1964 at House of Kraft in Ottawa, ON. He has worked with many clients in the Ottawa area from their youth through their adult years. Alois still works on a part-time basis to keep in touch with the field and clients, and to share his expertise and knowledge.