Mike Jenks earned his bachelor’s degree in Health & Sports Science from Wake Forest University in 1991. He obtained his certification in Orthotics from Shelby State and began practicing at Newington Children’s Hospital in Connecticut. He completed his residency while working within a variety of multi-disciplinary pediatric clinics for pathologies such as Spina Bifida and Cerebral Palsy. He later obtained his prosthetic certification from Northwestern and moved to North Carolina.
Once settled, Mike helped grow a multi-clinic practice specializing in challenging and complex prosthetic cases. He worked with physicians in the area to develop prosthetic treatment plans for above knee amputees, bilateral amputations, hip disarticulations and a variety of pediatric congenital limb conditions. While at Atrium Healthcare, he developed an Osseointegration Clinic and maintains care of several OI patients. He has also served as lead prosthetist at a multidisciplinary upper extremity amputee clinic.
Mike will serve as senior clinical specialist at MCOP in the southeast region. He will continue his work with complex amputee patients in their pursuit of returning to full, active lifestyles. He is most passionate about working with highly active amputees, training with many amputee runners and triathletes during his career.
Mike lives at Lake Norman, NC with his wife Karen and their five kids. Karen is an above the knee amputee which provides Mike an added perspective of the challenges limb loss can present. Together they enjoy “Lake time” with his family and the numerous sports and activities their kids participate in. Mike is also an avid runner, biker and skier.