About Cassandra Delgado, CPO, MSPO, Assistant Director of Clinical Services
Cassandra’s experience with the orthotic and prosthetic profession started long ago as a child when her grandmother underwent bilateral, transfemoral amputations. Watching her grandmother live her life as an amputee in the Florida Panhandle had a profound impact on her desire to work in the healthcare field. When a community physician suggested that Cass look into the O&P field, she immediately knew it was the right direction for her.
After four years of success in her high school academic and sports career, Cassandra started out at the University of West Florida earning her bachelor’s degree while at the same time working part time at two different O&P practices in Florida. Cass then move on to Alabama State University where she not only received her master’s degree in prosthetics and orthotics from Alabama State University, but she also continued her high levels of academic success by becoming the valedictorian graduate for the MSPO program.
Cassandra conducted her orthotic residency at the University of Michigan’s orthotic and prosthetic department in Ann Arbor, MI. During her time at this well-respected office, she became quite experienced in providing patients with Alkaid, SpineCor Scoliosis Bracing System, Pectus Carinatum Compressor Orthoses, Additive Manufactured (3D Printed) AFOs, and Cranial Remolding Systems. In addition to her daily work in this very busy practice, Cassandra also earned several awards within the O&P profession including the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists’ Dan McKeever Scholar award, the American Board of Certification Student Academic Achievement Award, and the American Board of Certification Resident Achievement Award.
Cassandra joined Prosthetic & Orthotic Associates in the summer of 2017 to work collaboratively with our experienced Clinical Team as a prosthetic resident while at the same time providing Hudson Valley patients with outstanding orthotic patient care. Additionally, she continues to be involved with the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists Literature Review Board as well as Women in Orthotics and Prosthetics. Since joining POA, Cassandra has become our lead pediatric clinician who works with a very large group of children and infant patients. She has extensive experience in serving individuals with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Ehulers-Danlos Syndrome, post-polio syndrome, hypotonia, and Charcot-Marie Toothe Disease. She is skilled in assisting individuals with orthopedic, neurologic, and sport-related injuries as well. Cassandra has also become quite proficient with the use of the Smart Soc scanning system to aid in the creation of cranial remolding orthoses. Cassandra was honored to be one of a small handful of presenters at the 2018 STAR Summit, a preeminent conference that focuses on the latest, scientific developments for infants needing cranial remolding care.
Besides traveling internationally, Cassandra enjoys being involved with Big Brothers, Big Sisters as well as the Special Olympics. She continues to enjoy freshwater kayaking, running marathons, quilting, trivia, SCUBA diving, walking on sandy beaches, and tutoring medical students on anatomy. Cass has even run a marathon in every state in which she has lived!
- University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL
- Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL
- Walkaid Specialist
- SpineCor Scoliosis Bracing System Specialist
- Pectus Carinatum Compressor Orthoses Specialist
- OMEGA Tracer Specialist