Rakesh Srivastava specializes in prosthetics and orthotics.
Located in Omaha, Hastings, and Grand Island Nebraska, Rakesh is the founder and CEO of Innovative Prosthetics and Orthotics.
Rakesh has an incredibly rich and diverse background. Originally from India, he received his degree at National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research(NIRTAR). In 1997, he moved to United States, attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney(UNK) for Grad School, completed his residency and soon after became an American Board Certified Prosthetists and Orthotist. There is an extremely personal dimension to Rakesh’s work, as he has been wearing a prosthetic leg for over 30 years.
Always looking to embrace innovative practices and new technologies within the industry, Rakesh also holds a certification for working with Microprocessor knees, Scoliosis Bracing and Cascade DAFO for Pediatrics, among others.
Rakesh is now part of a research team at the University of Nebraska at Omaha(UNO) on a program called Cyborg Beast, where they are developing an affordable and innovative prosthetic hand that has been created utilizing new forward-thinking 3D printing technology.
Rakesh has worked closely with Arumina Sinha, the first woman fitted with a prosthetic limb to successfully undertake a mountain trek, inspiring millions of people along the way and showcasing that anything is possible with proper care. He has also worked with Malvika Iyer, a bomb survivor who is well known for her social work and touching stories that went on to affect millions of lives.
Rakesh is also profoundly involved with prominent non-profit organizations based in India where he uses his education, talent, time and generosity to assist those who are less fortunate, and may not otherwise have access to the care they need.
Rakesh is deeply respected and admired by his clients, colleagues, and peers who praise him for his professionalism, expertise and quality work which is evident in the level of care he provides to his patients.