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Practice Analysis of Certified Technicians in the Disciplines of Orthotics and Prosthetics

January 2017

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Acknowledgements

On behalf of the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Inc. (ABC) I am pleased to present this Practice Analysis of Certified Technicians in the Disciplines of Orthotics and Prosthetics. This report describes the contemporary work of ABC certified orthotic and prosthetic technicians practicing in the United States. It represents the culmination of months of planning, execution, data analyses and writing.

A project of this magnitude depends on the hard work and commitment of many professionals. We are indebted to the ABC Practice Analysis Task Force (PATF) for the wisdom and direction it provided. Its members— Robert Carlile, Chair, CPA, CTPO, Louise Bensley, CTPO, Ryan Calococci, CTPO, Lonny Damewood, CTP, Dennis Dillard, CTO, C.Ped., Scott French, CPOA, CTO, Timothy E. Miller, CPO, Joe See, CTP, Tony Wickman, CTPO, Scott Wimberley, CPA, CTPO—worked with us throughout the conduct of the study.

Finally, we are grateful to ABC staff, including Catherine A. Carter, MA, Executive Director and Stephen B. Fletcher, CPO, LPO, Director of Clinical Resources. They both provided thoughtful and consistent support for the study.

This project represents a substantial investment of ABC’s financial resources and personnel as related to our efforts in continuing to develop exemplary examination programs as well as providing information to primary and continuing education programs. We are proud to present this to the profession.

 

Eric Ramcharran, CPO                                                                                                                                                President