Rebecca Downing




Northwestern University Certificate of Orthotics Program
Northwestern University Certificate of Prosthetics Program
William Jewell College, Undergraduate


Rebecca grew up in the Kansas City area. She attended college for undergraduate studies at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri. There she majored in Psychology, Pre Physical Therapy and Critical Thought and Inquiry. She minored in Coaching and Performance Enhancement. Rebecca also played four years on the women’s soccer team at Jewell as a goalie.

Upon graduating from Jewell, Rebecca began working at HOPE as a technician. She worked full time as a technician from January 2010 to August 2010, acquiring observation hours in the field. She started prosthetic school in August 2010 through Northwestern University. While in school she continued to work part-time as a technician. In January 2011, Rebecca attended Northwestern University for the clinical portion of the prosthetics program. She graduated Prosthetic school at the end of March 2011. She returned to work at HOPE as a prosthetic resident until passing her Board Exams in November 2013.

Rebecca returned to Northwestern University Orthotics program in November of 2011 and graduated at the end of June 2012. She completed her Orthotic Residency and passed her board exams in early 2016. She currently works as a CPO in the Overland Park, KS clinic for HOPE.  She manages a wide variety of orthotic and prosthetic patients in this clinic. She attends several clinics in the Kansas City metropolitan area and is responsible for evaluation, design, manufacture, and fitting of artificial limbs and orthopedic braces and supports. She is highly skilled in working with both adult and pediatric patients.


ABC-Certified Prosthetist-Orthotist