Professional Associations

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Associations for O&P Professionals

American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists: AAOP promotes professionalism and furthers educational and professional excellence, supporting the mission of practitioners to provide quality service to patients needing orthotic and prosthetic devices.

American Association for Homecare: AAHomecare supports providers who serve patients requiring home medical service for medical equipment, therapies, services, and other supplies.

American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association: AOPA raises awareness of the O&P industry and participates in legal and governmental discussions and policy making that impacts the industry. Online course available.

International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics: ISPO sets the international standards for knowledge and care in the field of orthotics and prosthetics. The society presents research and relevant information and promotes worldwide recognition of the profession and promotes the development of O&P practice in developing countries.

The National Association of Orthopaedic Technologists: NAOT is dedicated to the continued educational development of orthopaedic allied health care professionals who specialize in casting, splinting and bracing.

Pedorthic Footcare Association: PFA represents the pedorthic profession within the healthcare arena. Through the association, pedorthists extend their knowledge in order to better manage and alleviate problems caused by disease, overuse or injury. Online course available.

Prescription Foot Orthotic Laboratory Association: PFOLA is dedicated to enhancing the value of custom prescription foot orthotics to medical professionals and the public through education, accreditation, research and advocacy.

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America: RESNA is a professional society for individuals and organizations interested in technology and disability.RESNA contributes to the public welfare through scientific and educational activities. Additionally, the Society supports the development, dissemination, and utilization of rehabilitation and assistive technology information to the profession.