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Amputee Resources

Organizations, publications, and other sites:

 

Amputee Coalition of America

A Manual for Below-Knee Amputees

A Manual for Above-Knee Amputees

The Barr Foundation

CareFlash – keep loved ones connected and updated!

Limbless Association (UK)

Limbs For Life

On The Other Hand - info for parents, relatives, and friends of children with hand anomalies

Orthotic and Prosthetic Assistance Fund

 

Organizations

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 Assistance Fund

PFA - Pedorthic Footwear Association

POF - Prosthetics Outreach Foundation

US ISPO - United States Member Society of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics

Cerebral Palsy Group - Provides free educational information and support to those who have been affected by cerebral palsy

 

Journals and publications for professionals and consumers

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

A Manual for Above-Knee Amputees

A Manual for Below-Knee Amputees

 

Networks of O&P patient care facilities

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.

 

Education

Practitioner, technician and associate training, and residency programs:

 

University-Based O&P Practitioner Training Programs

California State University, Dominguez Hills - Baccalaureate and Certificate Program in Orthotics and Prosthetics

Georgia Tech - Master of Science in Prosthetics & Orthotics

Northwestern University's Prosthetic-Orthotic Center

University of Strathclyde

The National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics, La Trobe University, Melbourne

University of Washington Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Prosthetics - Orthotics

 

O&P Technician Training Programs

Century College - Orthotics & Prosthetics Technician Program

Francis Tuttle Orthotic & Prosthetic Technician Program

Spokane Falls Community College Orthotics & Prosthetics Technician Program

 

O&P Associate Training Programs

Oklahoma State University-Okmulgee, Orthotic and Prosthetic Department, Associate Degree Program

 

Research being done in the O&P field

Residency Site Directors Perceptions and Expectations

O&P residency site managers have undertaken an immense job to provide the bulk of clinical training for O&P graduates preparing to sit for the ABC certifying exam. In an effort to understand the complex needs of residency training from a site manager’s perspective, a survey of all 197 NCOPE accredited residency sites will examine site director’s attitudes toward, and expectations of, incoming residents.

Prosthetic Research Study

The mission of Prosthetics Research Study is to improve care for people who have experienced or are at risk of limb loss. A multi-disciplinary team conducts research on strategies for limb preservation, surgery, wound healing, prosthetics, and amputee rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation Engineering and Prosthetics Orthotics Center

The Prosthetics Research Laboratory and the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Program are dedicated to the improvement of prostheses and orthoses, to the improved fitting and manufacturing processes for prosthesis/orthosis systems, and to the improved basic understanding of human interactions with these systems. The research, applied and technical in nature, is conducted in a medical environment that fosters direct clinical interactions and applications.

The Center for International Rehabilitation (CIR)

CIR is a not-for-profit organization developing technologies and programs to help people with disabilities worldwide reach their full potential. Based in Chicago, the CIR operates in collaboration with the world-renowned Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) and Northwestern University Prosthetic Orthotic Center (NUPOC).

 

Related Information

Links to other sites with O&P related information.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

National Institutes of Health

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

American Medical Association

National Committee for Quality Assurance

RAND WWW Site

Medical Records Institute

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