Orthotics & Prosthetics: Helping Patients Thrive
The orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) profession helps improve movement and function in individuals with musculoskeletal and neurological impairments, bettering their quality of life. Orthotists and prosthetists evaluate patients and design custom orthoses (braces) or prostheses (artificial limbs). Once created and fitted, these devices support the body and assist with function such as walking, running, grasping and balance. Clinicians manage a wide variety of conditions across the lifespan including limb loss, scoliosis, diabetes, stroke and spinal cord injury.
Making a Career of Making a Difference
Imagine a career that blends art, science, engineering, technology, healthcare, and creativity. Imagine a career that changes people's lives. A career in orthotics and prosthetics offers all this and more.
O&P professionals are a crucial part of the rehabilitation team, working in partnership with patients, physicians, physical and occupational therapists, nurses, other health care providers and engineers. View the links below for specific information on the career pathways available in O&P and for information on educational opportunities available in O&P.