Emery Miko was born and raised in the Pittsburgh, PA, area. He began doing orthotics at age 12 helping his father who had a one man practice in the aftermath of the Polio Epidemic. He served 8 years in the U.S.A.F., and upon leaving the military he became certified in orthotics in 1965. He then taught a technician training program at Delgado Junior College in 1971 and 1972, before helping to write the curriculum for the associate degree program in 1973. Emery next went into private practice until 1987, when he joined the team at Shriners Hospital St. Louis, becoming the Orthotics and Prosthetics Department Director in 1989 until 2009. “I loved working at Shriners,” Miko says, “because children are such a joy to work with; they do not think they can’t do this or that. I got to watch them grow into young adults, and I felt like I had affected their lives for the better as they had affected mine.” Now, one more move in Emery Miko’s illustrious career brings him to join the P&O Care Team, where we are grateful for his wealth of experience and friendly demeanor.