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In the world of prosthetic care, there are individuals who go beyond the conventional and challenge the status quo. Julian Roach, a Nashville-based amputee and technician, is one such trailblazer. Through his Instagram account @thechroniclesoffab, Julian has garnered over 60,000 followers, sharing his designs and empowering messages with the O&P community. His commitment to pushing boundaries and advocating for better care has made him a powerful voice amongst his followers.
For Julian, the O&P industry shouldn’t be constrained by a rigid rulebook. He believes in rewriting the rules, provided they are built on a foundation of excellence. The start of Julian’s technical career was with FabCo Prosthetic Designs in Nashville. Julian was determined to raise the standard of care, one socket at a time. His aim is to bridge the gap between patients, practitioners, and technicians, reducing the disconnect often present in the industry. Through Julians thought-provoking captions, he challenges his followers to question designs and techniques, pushing them to consider what truly works and why.
Julian’s path to becoming a technician in the O&P field was not a typical one. After losing his leg in 2009, he found himself at rock bottom, searching for purpose. It was Aaron Fitzsimmons, his prosthetist, who recognized Julian’s potential and offered him a job. Starting anew meant more than just learning the technical aspects of the job for Julian. It required him to relearn how to live as a person again, developing routines, and rebuilding his life. His re-entry into the workplace was a transformative experience, teaching him the importance of dependability and the power of human connections.
Julian’s personal experiences have made him a passionate advocate for himself and others in the limb loss community. By sharing his designs, he encourages fellow amputees to seek creative solutions and demand more from their prosthetists. Having experienced the limitations of ill-fitting sockets, Julian understands the importance of function over form. He emphasizes that aesthetics alone cannot improve quality of life, and that it is essential to prioritize functionality.
Julian’s platform serves as a conduit for information, providing options and empowering users to make informed decisions about their prosthetic care.
Julian’s journey from amputee to technician exemplifies the power of resilience, advocacy, and innovation. He continues to empower the limb loss community, urging individuals to ask questions and demand better care. Julian’s commitment to rewriting the rules and fostering collaboration between patients, practitioners, and technicians is changing the landscape of the O&P industry. As he pushes boundaries, inspires progress, and shares his knowledge, Julian Roach is making a lasting impact on the lives of amputees everywhere.
Check out Julian’s latest socket build with the new adjustable RevoFit® Kit solution with the Click dial, @thechroniclesoffab