ABILITY Prosthetics and Orthotics is Now Offering Orthotic and Prosthetic Residency Programs
We are proud to announce that ABILITY Prosthetics and Orthotics is now accredited by the NCOPE (National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education) for Prosthetic, Orthotic or combined training. We have seen the need for assistance in formal preparation related to the current requirements for professional Orthotic and Prosthetic (O&P) professionals and are very excited to fill that need.
ABILITY Prosthetics and Orthotics is planning on using their NCOPE accreditation to help the local community. We will be offering training and assistance to help increase the number of knowledgeable and certified professionals in the fields of Prosthetics and Orthotics in the Reno area.
A little bit more on NCOPE
NCOPE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. In 1972, the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC) created the Educational Accreditation Commission (EAC) to meet the Orthotic and Prosthetic profession's need for an institutional accreditation program.
A little bit more on ABILITY Prosthetics and Orthotics residency program
The residency program is the second half of an individual's education and advancement towards becoming an O&P professional. Upon graduation from a CAAHEP accredited O&P program, individuals wanting to pursue certification at the practitioner level must attend an NCOPE accredited residency program. It is during the residency program that individuals gain the clinical training and experience needed to balance their primary education with experience to generate the best practitioner possible.
Residents should expect and receive sufficient variety and volume of adequate exposure in orthotics and/or prosthetics in three primary areas: pediatrics, adult and geriatrics. The Standards identify required experiences in common O&P treatment modalities and competencies to be attained prior to completion.