OPGA stands for Orthotic and Prosthetic Group of America - a nationwide network of independently owned and operated orthotic and prosthetic companies.
POINT Health Centers of America - is a group of independent, orthotic and prosthetic businesses covering 19 states which have come together for the common purpose of offering quality patient care in a competitive healthcare environment.
PrimeCare O&P Network - is specifically designed to meet the needs of America’s Independents. PrimeCare’s chief responsibilities are to negotiate contracts with managed care organizations and to aid in maintaining contracts for our participants.
Practitioner, technician and associate training, and residency programs:
University-Based O&P Practitioner Training Programs
Residency Site Directors Perceptions and Expectations
O&P residency site managers have undertaken an immense job to provide the bulk of clinical training for O&P graduates preparing to sit for the ABC certifying exam. In an effort to understand the complex needs of residency training from a site manager’s perspective, a survey of all 197 NCOPE accredited residency sites will examine site director’s attitudes toward, and expectations of, incoming residents.
Prosthetic Research Study
The mission of Prosthetics Research Study is to improve care for people who have experienced or are at risk of limb loss. A multi-disciplinary team conducts research on strategies for limb preservation, surgery, wound healing, prosthetics, and amputee rehabilitation.
Rehabilitation Engineering and Prosthetics Orthotics Center
The Prosthetics Research Laboratory and the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Program are dedicated to the improvement of prostheses and orthoses, to the improved fitting and manufacturing processes for prosthesis/orthosis systems, and to the improved basic understanding of human interactions with these systems. The research, applied and technical in nature, is conducted in a medical environment that fosters direct clinical interactions and applications.
The Center for International Rehabilitation (CIR) CIR is a not-for-profit organization developing technologies and programs to help people with disabilities worldwide reach their full potential. Based in Chicago, the CIR operates in collaboration with the world-renowned Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) and Northwestern University Prosthetic Orthotic Center (NUPOC).
Links to other sites with O&P related information.