Rehab Week: Get to Know Erin Enos, Certified Orthotist

Favorite Ice Cream OR dessert: My Grandma Gayle’s lemon meringue pie.

Favorite book: Crazy Love – Francis Chan

Favorite place you have ever visited: Grand Canyon; Washington, DC; and Hawaii. (Hard to choose just one!One thing most people don’t know about me: I love to do art projects: Paint, calligraphy, hand-lettering, DIY projects….I am all about it.

If I wasn’t a orthotist/prosthetist, I would … I would flip houses with my husband. I love restoring and cleaning things up to make them look beautiful and function better. Water ski or snow ski? Neither, I broke my wrist snowboarding once and learned my lesson!

Favorite movie of all time: It’s a Wonderful Life

First job I ever had: Working on the family farm as a runner and grain cart operator

Chore that I avoid or dislike the most: Going grocery shopping

#1 on the Billboard chart the week you graduated high school? Hollaback Girl- Gwen Stefani

What led you to choose orthotics/prosthetics as a career? Being able to build and offer devices that can help people advance in their mobility at any age is just so gratifying. Watching a child walk for the first time with the support of a brace we made them never gets old. It’s a privilege to be a part of their story.

One thing that you value about working with LifeScape/RISE staff: We carry such a well-rounded group of professionals here, from physical therapists, to prosthetists, to billing specialists, to the kind smiling faces that greet you at the door; everyone here truly cares about our patients and their families. It’s very unique that you would have all of these services (and people) under one roof and I have always thought it puts Lifescape and RISE ahead of the rest.

What is one thing that you want everyone to know about your profession, that they likely don’t already know? I think when most people think of orthotics, they think strictly shoe inserts. We actually provide custom braces for the knee, spine, and upper extremities, as well as cranial remolding helmets for babies.