Resources

Patient Caregiver Resource Center

At Dothan Brace Shop, our clinical staff members are certified by the American Board for Certification of Orthotics and Prosthetics.

American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association
AOPA is a national trade association providing business services and products to O&P professionals.

American Board for Certification
The ABC sets the standards for professionals and patient care facilities assuring the highest principles.

Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification
Certifies and credentials O&P professionals.

American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists
The professional organization representing credentialed practitioners in support of professional and ethical conduct among all ABC certified practitioners.

Support Groups

Amputee Coalition of America
Non-profit consumer educational organization representing amputees to government, industry, and the world.

Northeast Passage
Non-profit organization at University of New Hampshire, providing opportunities for recreation and promoting independence.

National Amputee Golf Association
4000-member, international group promoting golf for amputees and sponsoring clinics and tournaments.

Eastern Amputee Golf Association
Regional organization conducting amputee golfing events, clinics and seminars

Disabled Sports USA
A national nonprofit organization established by disabled Vietnam veterans to serve war injured and anyone with a permanent physical disability.

Orthotic and Prosthetic Assistance Fund

Muscular Dystrophy Association
Providing help, hope and knowledge to MDA patients
For further information on certification requirements, visit: http://www.opoffice.org/abc

For an overview of various feet and component manufacturers, visit:

Freedom Innovation
Ossur – Flex-Foot
Otto Bock
Endolite North America
College Park
Ohio Willow Wood

For those looking for information on scoliosis, we recommend the following:
The Scoliosis Research Society

For information on various braces utilized in the treatment of scoliosis:
Boston Brace International
Charleston Bending Brace

Additional Resources:
The Spina Bifida Association

Internet Resources

Organizations

American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association
AOPA is a national trade association providing business services and products to O&P professionals.

American Board for Certification
The ABC sets the standards for professionals and patient care facilities assuring the highest principles.

Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification
Certifies and credentials O&P professionals.

American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists
The professional organization representing credentialed practitioners in support of professional and  ethical conduct among all ABC certified practitioners.

The Global Resource for Orthotists & Prosthetics Information
Informational site for professionals and the community.