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School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
inhealth@oakland.edu

School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
inhealth@oakland.edu

Tamara Leith Treanore, C.O.

A head shot of Tamara Treanore

Title: Director and Instructor, Orthotist and Prosthetist Assistant Studies
E-mail: ttreanore@oakland.edu

Educational Background:
B.S.; Wayne State University
Orthotics Certification; Northwestern University Prosthetics Orthotics Center, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago Il.

Teaching Interests:
Technical Applications and Materials (Orthotics and Prosthetics)
Material characteristics
Functional Design in Orthotics
Human Factor-orthotic/prosthetics

Research/Scholarship:
Mrs. Treanore’s passion is in the unique field of Orthotics and Prosthetics. Early work focus was on the vulnerable populations of the polio survivors, stroke patients, individuals with TBI, MS and other neuromuscular diagnosis. Her underlying interest was on the rehabilitation process and how to identify and reduce orthoses challenges that the patient would encounter during their recovery. This led to her shifting her focus from diagnostic protocols to the fabrication and design end of the field, teaching for seven years in the Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians Program at Baker College.  During this time, she also worked for the Hope Careers Consortium, a Department of Labor funded consortium of five colleges from around the country that were focused on expanding opportunities in the field of O and P. Under the Consortium guidelines, she created OERs for “Introduction to the Orthotic and Prosthetic Office”, “Pathologies affecting the Field of Orthotics and Prosthetics”, updates to the “Orthotic and Prosthetic Fitter Program” as well as creating and running the Pedorthist Program at Baker for three years. Her current position focuses on patient care plus continuing developing all aspects of the OPA Studies program, from lab design to lectures and formulation of the clinical portion incorporating insights from her years in the field.  

Professional Affiliations:
American Board for Certification: Orthotics, Prosthetic and Pedorthics
Board of Michigan Polio Network

Personal Interests:
Tang soo do karate, self-defense, woodworking, rock hunting