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2022 Larry Lange Fellowship Award – Apply Now

Apply for the Larry Lange Fellowship Award to advance your professional career. The $2000 award can be used towards your conference travels, conference registration fees, community outreach, or other events in the upcoming year, such as volunteer programs domestically...

CHEA and Its Work on Behalf of Accreditation

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) has produced the short video below, highlighting CHEA and its work on behalf of higher education accreditation and quality assurance. The two-minute video is designed to promote understanding of CHEA's value not...

OPERF Announces 2022 ABC Inaugural Student Poster Prize Recipients

FALLS CHURCH, VA —The Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation (OPERF) and the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) are proud to announce the recipients of the 2022 inaugural ABC Student Poster Prizes. Prizes...

Managing by Measuring. It’s Not As Hard As You think!

Nathaneal Feehan, CPO/LPO CEO Master's Orthotics & Prosthetics Silverdale, WAEarly in the 1980’s orthotics and prosthetics was an excellent business to be in. Even after Medicare locked in prices on January 1, 1989, the industry still had large profit margins due...

Decreasing Health Risks in the Lab

Matt Perkins President/CEO Coyote Prosthetic and Orthotic Design Boise, IDLike many sons of prosthetists, I was in my father’s lab at a young age, and as a congenital amputee, I was probably there more frequently than most might be. One of my first tasks was learning...

Spectrum News 1 Features Blue Grass Community and Technical College

A student of Bluegrass Community Technical College (BCTC)'s Orthotic Prosthetic Technology Program has channeled his family's proximity to the VA as a tool to work Veterans in the Lexington, KY area. Devin Lewis is in his second semester currently and says "I learned...

Susan Spaulding, MS, CPO Assumes the Chair Position on the NCOPE Board of Directors

Susan Spaulding, MS, CPO will serve as the chair of the NCOPE board of directors for a two-year term.  Prior to assuming the chair position, Susan developed and chaired the NCOPE Accreditation Committee, oversaw the revision and updates of the NCOPE Accreditation...

Health Professions Week Q/A Panel on O&P 101’s on 11 March

As part of the spring Health Professions Week events, 5 O&P professionals are discussing the 101's of the field, covering a wide range of topics including the state of DEI and beneficial extracurricular activities/courses to prepare for a career in O&P. You...
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FOX 56 Features Blue Grass Community and Technical College

The students at Bluegrass Community Technical College (BCTC) are learning to fabricate, fit, and maintain prosthetic and orthotic devices.  BCTC is currently seeking candidacy recognition and once successful will become one of only six orthotic & prosthetic...

NCOPE and Liaison are Offering Free Live OPRESCAS / WebAdMIT Training On February 15, 2022 at 12:30 PM Eastern

Did you know that O&P students graduating in the Spring of 2022 have already begun their search for a residency and some have already been extended positions?   Were you aware that there are over 100 unique residency sites that have already opened applications...