Public Outreach


​ABC’s mission requires communicating the importance of the orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic standards to consumers and the general public and therefore includes public members on its Board of Directors. Public members are full voting members of the board of directors, tasked with representing the interest of consumers, patients and other public groups having an interest in ABC affairs.

The current public members of the board are:

​Anthony Sertick, Jr., JD.
Colleen Coulter, PT, DPT, PhD

Consumer Resources ​


oandpcare.org is ABC’s consumer website created to help consumers find the answers and resources they need for all of their prosthetic, orthotic and pedorthic care needs. Resources include: definitions of terminology, help locating a qualified, credentialed provider or accredited facility and information about support groups and activities.  


ADN is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote a better quality of life by creating opportunities for people with physical disabilities. ADN operates and organizes the Athletes with Disabilities Hall of Fame and the Extremity Games. 


Adventure Camp is held in August for children and adolescents with limb loss. Started in 1981, the camp provides campers with mentoring and counseling as well as the opportunity to participate in a variety of fun activities.    


AMPOWER community is a free resource for individuals to connect and discuss a variety of topics related to the life of amputees.


The Amputee Coalition is the nation’s leading organization for individuals with limb loss, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for amputees and their families, improving patient care, and raising public awareness.

 Paddy Rossback Youth Camp

​The Amputee Coalition Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp is a five day traditional summer camp experience for children ages 10-17 who have limb loss or who were born with limb differences. The camp offers challenging activities that build campers' confidence regardless of skill level. 


Disabled American Veterans, DAV, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. They accomplish this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.


Disabled 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.


Footprints Adventures is a unique program for teens and adults with limb differences and limb loss. Footprints provides its participants the chance to experience adventure travel around the country and eventually the world. Their mission is to promote self-advocacy, personal reflection and self-confidence among teens and adults; and to challenge them to set new physical goals through fun and adventurous activities.


​Mobility Saves is the site of a major new study commissioned by the Amputee Coalition and conducted by Dr. Allen Dobson, health economist and former director of the Office of Research at CMS (then the Health Care Financing Administration) shows that Medicare costs are lower or similar for patients who received orthotic or prosthetic services, compared to patients who need, but do not receive, these services. Learn more and download a copy of this important study at www.mobilitysaves.org.


OPAF is a non-profit organization established by the orthotics and prosthetics profession. The Fund 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.​ Check out the OPAF and First Clinics Video.


The Pedorthic Foundation was established as a charitable institution in 1975 to advance the field of pedorthics. In addition, their mission is to assist the pedorthic community by increasing awareness of the profession and through support  of research, scholarships and charitable activities.