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The program focused on expanding the role of the orthotics and prosthetics professional in the health care system and was designed to prepare board eligible or American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics, Inc.
Ambrose University. Funding shortfalls lead to the closure of both programs. Adding to the problem of small size, there is an increasing number of orthotists and prosthetists nearing retirement. The number of individuals preparing to exit the profession is marginally offset by the number of graduates from accredited schools preparing to enter the profession 4.
Combined with the expanding number of elderly persons in need of orthotic and prosthetic care 5,6,7 , other professions have begun to encroach their scope of practice by attempting to treat patients in need of orthotic and prosthetic services 5. Subsequently, inter-allied health competition for orthotic and prosthetic patient care has been forcing certified practitioners to operate in areas where in some cases, other allied health professionals are better educated or just as skill-oriented i.
In other areas, companies manufacturing pre-made orthoses and prostheses are directly marketing to the patient 4. These developments could weaken the quality of services provided to patients in need of orthotic and prosthetic care. Formal instruction usually consists of a single short-term course. Sacrificing depth in curricular content through consolidated alternative education programs in order to rapidly produce a greater number of clinical practitioners will produce individuals who remain unprepared for the demands of rapid advancement in technology and health care 8.
While the number and type of prosthetic and orthotic devices are constantly changing due to new developments in technology and materials science, the level of curriculum that provides the education and training of future certified orthotists and prosthetists has not kept pace 9.
As a result, most education programs are not operated by individuals who possess an advanced degree or by individuals who possess formal training or instruction in either curriculum development or research methodology. In April , a landmark meeting in New Orleans , Louisiana convened a group of 35 educators, researchers and political leaders in prosthetics and orthotics profession.
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Over the past decade, essential documents and agreements have emerged to help improve the lives of people with physical disabilities. While the principles in these broad agreements can be applied to people who would benefit from assistive technology, specific service standards are required to operationalize the CRPD and WHO objectives. Volume1, Issue2, No. About this region Search Form Enter search terms. Date limit:. Enter the date in the correct format.
The program focused on expanding the role of the orthotics and prosthetics professional in the health care system and was designed to prepare board eligible or American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics, Inc. Ambrose University. Funding shortfalls lead to the closure of both programs. Adding to the problem of small size, there is an increasing number of orthotists and prosthetists nearing retirement. The number of individuals preparing to exit the profession is marginally offset by the number of graduates from accredited schools preparing to enter the profession 4.
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