Ralph Hooper, Certified Prosthetist Orthotist, obtained a Graduate Certification in Orthotics from New York University Medical School in New York, NY in 1976 and a Graduate Certificate in Upper Extremity Spinal Orthotics and Prosthetics from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois in 1976. With almost 40 years of experience complimented by an extensive list of continuing education certifications, Ralph is widely recognized as one of the industry’s leaders and is often called upon to speak at many industry association meetings.
Ralph is the inventor and patent holder of the Charleston Bending Brace-an acclaimed scoliosis system which is used to correct curvature of the spine. He has spent the past fifteen years lecturing worldwide about the non-operative treatment of scoliosis using his patented spinal system.
He is board certified in both orthotics and prosthetics by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics (ABC) and is a member of the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists (AAOP). Ralph has also served as president, vice president, and board member of the South Carolina Society of Prosthetists and Orthotists.
In his spare time, Ralph enjoys golf, outdoor sports and boating in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.