Public Outreach

Our mission requires communicating the importance of the orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic standards to consumers and the general public and therefore includes public members on our 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

colleen-coulter

Colleen Coulter, PT, DPT, PhD
Director-Public Member
Atlanta, GA

anthony-sertick

Anthony Sertick, Jr. JD.
Director-Public Member
Youngstown, OH

Consumer Resources

O&P Care

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.  

Adventure Camp

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

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

Amputee Coalition

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. 

DAV

Disabled American Veterans is a non-profit that empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. They work to ensure that veterans and their families have access to their full range of benefits, 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.

Move United

Move United's mission is to provide national leadership and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence, and fitness through participation in community sports, competition, recreation, high performance sport and educational programs. Move United annually serves 100,000 youth, wounded warriors and adults through a nationwide network of over 170 community-based chapters in more than 40 states nationwide. 

Footprints Adventures

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

​Mobility Saves​ is the site for a major new study commissioned by the Amputee Coalition which 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. You can download a copy of this important study at their website.

Pedorthic Foundation

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.

Limb Care Foundation

The mission of Limb Care Foundation is to promote multidisciplinary approaches to limb salvage, function and patient quality of life through relevant & meaningful education, advocacy and outreach. Our three primary functions are receiving and distributing durable medical equipment prosthetic orthotic supplies (DMEPOS) to those experiencing homelessness and the financially disadvantaged, providing grants to uninsured or underinsured patients to obtain the DMEPOS related to their limb needs and scholarships for students pursuing specific careers in healthcare.

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Latest AbC NEWS

Mary Walsh-Aframe, CFm, Awarded 2022 Essentially Women Ruth Addison Award

Essentially Women (EW) presented the award to Walsh Aframe at a special ceremony during Focus Conference 2022 in Clearwater Beach, Fla. Mary is the owner and founder of The Women’s Image Center in Worcester, MA.

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