As the pre-eminent professional organization in orthotics and prosthetics, the mission of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists is to promote high standards of patient care through advocacy, education, and literature & research.
The Paralympic Games is a major international multi-sport event, involving athletes with a range of physical disabilities, including impaired muscle power, impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency, leg length difference, short stature, hypertonia, ataxia, athetosis, vision impairment and intellectual impairment.
The American Amputee Soccer Association is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, and is the governing body for Amputee Soccer in the United States. The Association is solely responsible for training and fielding a team to represent the United States in International play.
The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC) sets the highest standards for quality orthotic, prosthetic, and pedorthic care. ABC certification, facility accreditation and mandatory continuing education programs represent the profession’s most rigorous professional achievements.
The mission of the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association is to work for favorable treatment of the O&P business in laws, regulation and services; to help members improve their management and marketing skills; and to raise awareness and understanding of the industry and the association.
We lead the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fight for those affected by diabetes.
Amputee Blade Runners was founded by two prosthetists, with the idea that giving someone one piece of equipment could change their life. That's exactly what happened to our co-founder, Ryan Fann, when a local prosthetic company gave Ryan his first running leg after high school. Ryan excelled in sports throughout middle school and high school, but when he was fitted for his first running leg, the world opened up. He went on to run track at Tennessee State University and even earned a GOLD Medal in the Paralympics.
It is the mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF) to provide opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. CAF believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life.
Freedom Innovations is solely focused on developing world-class lower limb solutions in close collaboration with amputees and prosthetists. These solutions encompass technological innovations, service, training and educational resources, together with consultative support, to help ensure user satisfaction.
International Child Amputee Network (I-CAN) a tax exempt, 501(c)(3) organization, is dedicated to promoting education, support, information, and empowerment to traumatic and congenital limb different children and their families. I-CAN is committed in bringing together these children and their families to enhance the quality of life for the children and young adults based on the concept of mentors helping families, parent helping parents, and kids helping kids.
National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics & Prosthetics. Your voice for professional O&P Patient Care
The National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) is the accreditation body for the orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) profession. As such, its primary mission and obligation is to ensure educational and residency programs meet the minimum standards of quality to prepare individuals to enter the O&P profession.
Trulife is owned and managed by a group of highly professional and experienced healthcare executives since 1987. Trulife is internationally based and totally engaged in the creation, development, manufacture and marketing of niche healthcare products. The Group activities encompass Orthopaedics, Breastcare, Prosthetics and Pressurecare products and services.