Consumer Information

Mission Statement

The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists is dedicated to promoting professionalism and advancing the standards of patient care through education, literature, research, advocacy, and collaboration.

Ethical Concerns

In keeping with the mission and being that the Academy is the professional organization representing practitioners credentialed by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC), it is a primary objective of the Academy to support professional and ethical conduct among all ABC certified practitioners. The Academy fully supports the enforcement of the ABC Code of Professional Responsibility and encourages the truthful reporting of unethical conduct to the Committee on Character and Fitness of ABC for the appropriate action.