The Right Tool for the Job: Creating a Path to Success for Injured Workers

Catastrophic amputations in the workplace are traumatic for all parties involved. It’s the job of the certified prosthetist to listen, establish goals, and create devices that get the worker fully functioning, independent, and back to their daily activities. In this presentation, we will examine the prosthetic rehabilitation process from beginning to end and discuss the importance of having the worker involved every step of the way, creating a path to success.

Brandon Sampson
Certified Prosthetist, Co-Founder, Chief Clinical Officer, Limb Lab

For the past 23 years, Brandon Sampson has focused on providing creative solutions for both upper and lower extremity prosthetics, combining art and innovation to meet the functional goals of people with limb loss. There is nothing he loves more than seeing people with whom he works turn the tragedy of limb loss into the start of a beautiful new life.

Brandon has been repeatedly recognized for his professional and artistic innovation.  He received a Medal of Honor in 2016 from the mayor of Rochester, Minnesota, for “innovation in industry.”  Limb Lab received a Eureka! Innovation Award from the Minneapolis/ St. Paul Business Journal in 2017.  He was recently selected by the editorial staff of Twin Cities Business Magazine as one of “100 People to Know in 2020.”  And, for his work as the lead singer/ songwriter for his band of over 20 years, Six Mile Grove, he was named the Rochester Post-Bulletin’s “Arts Person of the Year” in 2016 and received an Ardee Award from the Greater Rochester Arts and Cultural Trust as “Outstanding Artist” in 2018.

He graduated with a degree in Biology from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and with a Certificate in Prosthetics from Century College in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

CompTalks are a presentation of the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference – National Comp. CompTalks are short-format educational presentations that fit our busy schedules, delivered by voices throughout the industry. This series will offer a mix of thought-provoking opinions, insider perspectives and useful strategies you can bring back to your team to spark further discussion — presented on-demand.

This new feature is a complement to the National Comp conference program. Register now and save the date for our 2021 event, Oct. 20-22 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.