Organizations, publications, and other sites serving consumers.
CareFlash – keep loved ones connected & updated!
On The Other Hand – information for parents, relative, and friends of children with hand anomalies
Academy – American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists
ABC – American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics
ACA – Amputee Coalition of America
ACPOC – The Association of Children’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics
Adopt-A-Minefield – Raising awareness and funds to clear landmines and help survivors
AOPA – American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association
BAPO – British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists
BARR – Barr/United Amputee Assistance Fund
BOC – Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification
CAPO – Canadian Association of Prosthetists & Orthotists
COPA – California Orthotics & Prosthetics Association
DSUSA – Disabled Sports USA
FAOP – Florida Association of Orthotists & Prosthetists
Interbor – International dome association of national O&P trade associations
Limbless Association – Information for Amputees in the UK
NAAOP – National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics
NCOPE – National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education
NPOLF – National P&O Licensing Fund
OPAF – Orthotic and Prosthetic Resources – The O&P Edge
PFA – Pedorthic Footwear Association
POF – Mobility Outreach International
SMOPAC – Sociedad Mexicana de Ortesistas y Protesistas
US ISPO – United States Member Society of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics
The O&P Edge – Cutting edge information for the prosthetics, orthotics, and allied health care professions.
Journal of Prosthetics & Orthotics – 60 complete issues online, fully searchable.
Journal of the Association of Children’s Prosthetic Orthotic Clinics – Fully Searchable JACPOC Archives.
OPGA stands for Orthotic and Prosthetic Group of America – a nationwide network of independently owned and operated orthotic and prosthetic companies.
POINT Health Centers of America – is a group of independent, orthotic, and prosthetic businesses covering 19 states which have come together for the common purpose of offering quality patient care in a competitive healthcare environment.
PrimeCare O&P Network – is specifically designed to meet the needs of America’s Independents. PrimeCare’s chief responsibilities are to negotiate contracts with managed care organizations and to aid in maintaining contracts for our participants.
Practitioner, technician, and associate training and residency programs.
University-Based O&P Practitioner Training ProgramsCalifornia State University, Dominguez Hills – Baccalaureate and Certificate Program in Orthotics and ProstheticsCentury College – Certificate Program in Orthotics and ProstheticsEast Michigan University – Master of Science in Orthotics & Prosthetics (MSOP) and Graduate Certificate ProgramsGeorgia Tech – Master of Science in Prosthetics & OrthoticsNewington Certificate Program in Orthotics & ProstheticsNorthwestern University’s Prosthetic-Orthotic CenterUniversity of SalfordUniversity of StrathclydeThe National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics, La Trobe University, MelbourneUniversity of Texas Southwestern – Prosthetics And Orthotics ProgramUniversity of Washington Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Prosthetics – Orthotics
Post Graduate Residency ProgramsUniversity of Michigan O&P Center, Orthotics or Prosthetics Residency ProgramNote: The NCOPE website contains a complete list of residency sites updated regularly.
O&P Technician Training ProgramsCentury College – Orthotics & Prosthetics Technician ProgramFrancis Tuttle Orthotic & Prosthetic Technician ProgramSpokane Falls Community College Orthotics & Prosthetics Technician Program
O&P Associate Training ProgramsOklahoma State University-Okmulgee, Orthotic and Prosthetic Department, Associate Degree Program
Links to other sites with O&P related information.