“It has always been our philosophy from the beginning to focus on the patient as a whole; not just the part that’s missing”.

Mark White, Patient Liaison, Amputee mentorSince our doors first opened in 2002, our company has been built on the philosophy to focus on the patient as a whole, not just the part that’s missing. In addition to our prosthetic and orthotic services, SRT is proud to offer a free mentoring program for any amputee and their friends and family. It is always important for the patient to surround themselves with people who will support and challenge them, while offering an empathetic ear. SRT provides peer counseling before and after amputation from our prosthetists, like-minded fellow amputees, and our full-time Patient Liaison, Mark White.

Mark grew up in Westfield, Indiana and graduated from IUPUI with a focus on motorsports engineering.

“I worked in a professional motorsport environment for 5 years before joining SRT”, said Mark “I enjoy riding and racing my own motorcycles, as well as anything else mechanical. I was involved in a motorcycle accident Labor Day weekend of 2016, resulting in two broken arms and severe lacerations to my right leg. This led to amputation below the knee several days later. I made the decision so I could return to my normal day to day activities and not be limited by a non-functional limb. Recovery went well but was delayed slightly until both of my arms had healed. I progressed through therapy and was back up and walking by the end of the year. My goal was to make enough progress to ride on the opening track day of April 2017. A few months later, I went back to racing and haven’t stopped since”.

“Believe it or not, SRT was not the first company that I visited”, Mark continued. “What made the difference for me was SRT’s commitment to getting me back to what I wanted to do. They took the time to discuss all of the options that would work for me and my end goal. They took the time to educate me on all things I had questions about plus more. At the end of the day, SRT does more than provide me a leg; they are invested in my long-term care”.

“Since becoming an amputee, I have wanted to help others facing what I have been through. Having another amputee to talk to was one of the best resources available to me. I want to give back to the community and help as many fellow amputees as possible”.

Mark offers free peer counseling to anyone facing an amputation or living with limb loss, regardless of where they are in the process. We recognize that amputation does not just affect the amputee, and we invite the patient’s family, friends and loved ones to join as well.

SRT Prosthetics now offers free and secure virtual consultations and evaluations! You can join any of our specialists from the comfort of your own home as we learn more about your goals and develop a custom plan to provide you with the best possible outcome.

To contact Mark, please call 317.995.6838 or email him at mark.white@srtpo.net

Upper extremity amputee mentorIn addition to our lower extremity consultations, we also offer free peer mentoring for upper extremity amputees as well. For more information, please contact Brooke O’Steen, OTR, Upper Extremity Clinical & Education Specialist at brooke.osteen@srtpo.net