American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP)The mission of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP) is to promte high standards of patient care through advocacy, education, literature and research. In keeping with its mission, the Academy is the professional organization representing practitioners credentialed by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC).
American Association of Breast Care Professionals (AABCP)The American Association of Breast Care Professionals (AABCP) is a national organization whose mission is to recognize and promote the needs and accomplishments of the breast care industry. This includes providing professional information, establishing education standards and serving as a government relations and regulatory resource for all concerned.
American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA)The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) is a national trade association committed to providing high quality, unprecedented business services and products to orthotic and prosthetic professionals. Since 1917, AOPA has worked to establish a voice for orthotic and prosthetic businesses, raise awareness of the profession and impact policies that affect the future of the orthotic and prosthetic industry.
International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO)The International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO), based in Canada, is a multi-disciplinary organization comprised of persons who have a professional interest in the clinical, educational and research aspects of prosthetics, orthotics, rehabilitation engineering and related topics.
National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics (NAAOP)The National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics is a non-profit trade association dedicated to educating the public and promoting public policy that is in the interest of the O&P patient. Since 1987, NAAOP has shaped positive results in healthcare legislation and regulation through strong government relations advocacy and education of policymakers.
National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE)The National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) is the educational accrediting body for the orthotics, prosthetics and pedorthics profession. Its primary responsibility is to ensure that educational and residency programs meet the minimum standards of quality to prepare individuals to enter the O&P profession.
OandPCare.orgOandPCare.org is a public resource created by ABC containing facts and resources on orthotic and prosthetic credentialing, Medicare regulations, state licensing guidelines and best practices from health care insurance organizations. A complete listing of all ABC certified practitioners and accredited patient care facilities is provided, as well as patient care information provided by the Amputee Coalition of America.
OPCareers.orgThis website created by the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists provides awareness and career information for individuals thinking of a career in the orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic profession. Development and support of this site is made possible by a grant through the U.S. Department of Education.
Pedorthic Footcare Association (PFA)The Pedorthic Footcare Association is the not-for-profit professional association representing the interests of the certified and/or licensed pedorthists. PFA's mission is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the credentialed pedorthist through education; increase the demand for the credentialed pedorthists services through marketing; and defend the credentialed pedorthists right to practice through government affairs activities.
Amputee CoalitionThe Amputee Coalition is a national, nonprofit amputee consumer education organization representing people who have experienced amputation or are born with limb differences. The Amputee Coalition includes individual amputees as well as amputee education and support groups. Professionals, family members and friends of amputees, amputee or limb loss related agencies and organizations are also represented.
Disabled Sports USADisabled Sports USA is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide national leadership and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence and fitness through participation in community sports, recreation and educational programs. Activities include winter skiing, waters sports, summer and winter competitions, fitness and special sports events.
Essentially WomenThe Essentially Women® Group Purchasing Organization is the premiere Group Purchasing Organization for women’s health care products and services. EW members are dedicated to providing women across the country with the best post-mastectomy heath care related products and services available.
Orthotic and Prosthetic Activities Foundation (OPAF)The Orthotic and Prosthetic Activities Foundation (OPAF) is a nonprofit organization established by the orthotics and prosthetics profession. The Foundation generates initiatives through partnerships with individuals, organizations and institutions engaged in raising public awareness of physical disability; and improving the quality of rehabilitation medicine, science and technology.
Pedorthic FoundationPedorthic Foundation was established to assist the pedorthic community and people who use pedorthic services, by increasing awareness of pedorthics and by supporting research, scholarships and charitable activities.
The Barr FoundationThe Barr Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1992 to assist amputees with prosthetic rehabilitation. They provide assistance to amputees domestically and internationally who would otherwise have no other financial resources. Their mission is to advance education and improve community support for amputees of the world. The Barr Foundation strives to improve the amputee's quality of life through access to proper prosthetic care and by encouraging improvements in the care system.