Your long-term success is not solely dependent upon the latest technology and the best prosthetic fitting. A network of social support can be helpful in adjusting to life with a limb deficiency. The list below contains a range of resources we recommend to our clients.
American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists
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.
The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC)
The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics sets the highest standards for quality orthotic, prosthetic, and pedorthic care. ABC certification, facility accreditation and mandatory continuing education programs represent the profession’s most rigorous professional achievements.
The Amputee Coalition of America (ACA)
The mission of The Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) is the outreach and empowerment of those affected by limb loss to help them achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention.
The Dallas Amputee Network
The Dallas Amputee Network is a Dallas-based amputee support group that fosters an active network of people serving a wide range of benefits, not only by providing moral support, but also through a service-oriented source of information and communication for all amputees and family members.
Disabled Sports USA
Disabled Sports USA provides support and opportunities for individuals with a wide range of mobility challenges to be active and develop confidence and independence by participating in sports.
InMotion Magazine is a bimonthly publication for amputees, caregivers and healthcare professionals. Each issue reports on new technologies and products designed to increase function and self-management skills. The publication offers peer support group information as well as personal profiles that spotlight the achievements and triumphs of amputees and those born with congenital limb differences.
The Limbs for Life Foundation
The Limbs for Life Foundation is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to providing fully functional prosthetic care for individuals who cannot otherwise afford such care. The foundation is also committed to raising awareness of the challenges facing amputees.
National Peer Network
The National Peer Network helps people with limb loss and limb difference across the United States receive the emotional support and information vital to a full recovery. All NPN programs are designed to assist amputees in resuming productive lives. These programs have grown tremendously over the last few years.
OandP.com (Orthotics and Prosthetics)
This one-stop online resource for prosthetic and orthotic patient care and product information is readily accessible for amputees, orthotists, prosthetists, and therapists.
Orthotic and Prosthetic Assistance Fund
The primary mission of the Orthotic and Prosthetic Assistance Fund is to enable individuals served by the orthotic and prosthetic community to enjoy the rewards of personal achievement, physical fitness and social interaction.
360 O and P
360OandP.com is an online resource for people in the Orthotic and Prosthetic community to both learn and share information, technologies and their experiences with others. The site also provides the ability for medical professionals to communicate and educate directly to those within the O & P community.