Martin Buckner

Display Name Martin W. Buckner, CPO/L

Position Orthotist / Prosthetist
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About Me

About Me

Martin is an ABC-Certified and Illinois Licensed Prosthetist/Orthotist and serves as on the Inpatient Prosthetics and Orthotics team. Martin’s clinical interests include working with spinal orthoses, upper extremity orthoses and acute inpatient orthotic management. Martin has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. He completed the Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center certificate programs in Prosthetics in 1997 and Orthotics in 2001. He then completed his prosthetics residency at Springer Prosthetics in Lansing, MI and his orthotics residency at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. Martin has worked as an adjunct faculty member in the Orthotic Prosthetic Technician (OPT) program at Joliet Junior College (JJC). His work on a unique custom shoulder orthosis has been featured as a poster presentation at the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) Annual Meeting. Currently Martin splits his time between clinical work at Shirley Ryan Ability Lab and lecturing at Northwestern University Prosthetic Orthotic Center in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Feinberg School of Medicine.


Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 East Erie

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Professional Associations



    1990 - 1995
    BA, University of Southern Mississippi
    1996 - 1997
    Prosthetics Certification Program, Northwestern University
    2000 - 2001
    Orthotics Certificate Program, Northwestern University


    NCOPE Prosthetic Residency, Springer Prosthetic & Orthotic Service, Inc.
    2001 - 2002
    NCOPE Orthotic Residency, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Certificates + Licenses

  • Certified Prothetist / Orthotist
    American Board for Certification in Prosthetics / Orthotics
  • Licensed Prosthetist Orthotist
    Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation

Research Interests

  • Orthotics
  • Prosthetics