CPO, Clinic Manager
Thomas W. Lizotte, CEO founded Washington O&P in 2007. Combining a multitude of strategies and technologies – Thomas Lizotte, CEO has developed a reputation for providing real solutions and strives to deliver the highest level of orthotic and prosthetic care. He is frequently called upon by professionals within the medical community for special consultations for people facing amputation or needing specialty spinal bracing.
“I am fortunate to be able to work in this rewarding field of orthotics and prosthetics . In 1999, I graduated from the University of Washington Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Orthotics and Prosthetics. I am certified and trained on the latest O&P technologies in our industry and have developed a broad clinical skill base ranging from treatment of congenital defects in children, trauma management and conditions related to late effects of diabetes and vascular disease that results in amputations.”
We are facing an epidemic of limb loss secondary diabetes and vascular disease in the U.S. and in our own communities. As a practitioner working with these patients firsthand, Thomas has developed a passion for counseling them and providing inspiration. His goal is to empower them and give them hope by providing a myriad of realistic solutions and possibilities using prostheses. His team has found that connecting people in these situations with similar well-adjusted prosthetic users really empowers the patient and allows them to begin to move forward on their new journey in living with an amputation.
"I bring a special understanding of patient concerns regarding amputation and related surgeries to my practice."
Todd Gillick, CPO
Licensed/Certified Prosthetist Orthotist
Todd Gillick graduated from the University of Washington Masters of Science in Prosthetics and orthotics in 2014. He completed both his prosthetic and orthotic residencies in Augusta GA. Prior to transferring back to the Pacific Northwest in 2017.
Prior to entering the field of prosthetics and orthotics Todd served in the U.S. Coast Guard as a Damage Controlman and a Diver. During his time in the military he learned the value of hard work, responsibility, problem solving and developed a passion for helping others. The field of prosthetics and orthotics allows Todd to continue working with his hands and using his creativity and problem solving to create unique solutions to his patient’s prosthetic and orthotic needs.
When Todd is not at work he can be found fishing, camping, or kayaking with his wife Erin, his son Owen, daughter Ryan, and Abe (his furbaby).
Igor Lesko, CPO
Licensed/Certified Prosthetist Orthotist
My decision to join WAOP was based on company, and its founder, passion and approach to patient care. I am confident that, as a staff practitioner with years of versatile experience, I can be useful addition to company patient care and expansion.
I joined the field of Orthotics and Prosthetics in 1994, as full-time volunteer/technician assistant. Since then, I graduated from the University of Washington School of O&P, became Certified Practitioner, licensed in two states and practiced several states, including very environmentally challenging regions of the country. This allowed me to acquire vast comprehensive experience of patients cases, sometimes very unique. As the result, I feel confident I am well prepared for any professional challenge and can resolve it to the best outcome.
I have always been passionate about helping others. This field allowed me to accomplish this aspiration with ease. Being a hand and mind person, I enjoy greatly ability to combine manual skill with the science of O&P. I learned, from the school of hard knocks, that every case is unique, every patient is a person, no matter how small task might be and, treat them like that.
Nothing is more rewarding to me, than to hear “It feels so good to be able to stand up again on two legs (or, walk into the shower)” along with tears of joy, from a patient who, sometimes spent months or, even years, in a wheelchair.
One of my standing out professional accomplishments was various hand and finger restorations, both cosmetic and functional. Ranging from a cosmetic pinky (it is amazing, how much something that small can improve quality of life!) to very complex partial hand motorized fingers restoration. I, also, designed several “tool” hands, for amputees that sail around the world, or work on their cars, or use them as hammer, really.
Otherwise, I am down to earth family man, hobby farmer, DIY auto mechanic and “never give up” exercise type. My heart and my passion is shared between my family and my patients.
Certified Orthotic Fitter
Andrew joined WA O&P in 2012 as a practitioner assistant. Andrew brings with him a vast knowledge and background of prosthetic and orthotic technologies and fabrication with his experience as a technician since 2001.
Currently, Andrew has become a vital part of the team here at WA O&P as a practitioner assistant, soft good fitter, and technician. Andrew is an American board certified orthotic fitter. His primary role is working with patients on a daily basis under the supervision of board-certified practitioners. He also has a second rule here as manager facility operations, and takes great pride to ensure our facilities are held to the high standard in function and appearance for the benefit of our patients.
Andrew enjoys people and helping them find solutions that improve their lives each and every day.
Madison joined Washington Orthotics and Prosthetics in June of 2020. She graduated with her Master of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics from Eastern Michigan University.
Madison loves the unique and creative approach that is inherent in prosthetics and orthotics. She enjoys helping others find a solution that improves their everyday lives.
Outside of work, Madison loves to stay active and explore the outdoors.