Amputee Coalition / National Limb Loss Information Center Fact Sheet
Locating a Certified Prosthetist
Please understand that the Amputee Coalition cannot and does not make specific recommendations for products or services, but can only suggest possible sources, with no endorsement implied.
Amputee Coalition therefore does not maintain a list of prosthetists. The following Internet search engines can help you find prosthetists and O&P facilities near you. You can then contact these professionals to ask about their experience and specialties.
Amputee Coalition Member Corporate, Facility and Hospital Directory
The first resource we suggest is the Amputee Coalition Member Corporate, Facility and Hospital Directory, where you can search for facilities by state or within a certain distance of a ZIP code. Not all search results will be prosthetists’ offices: Some will be rehabilitation centers, hospitals, or prosthetics manufacturers, but all have demonstrated their commitment to the limb loss community by becoming members of the Amputee Coalition.
The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC)
Web: www.abcop.org Phone: 703/836-7114
The Board of Certification/Accreditation, International (BOC)
Web: www.bocusa.org Phone: 877/776-2200
The American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists (AAOP)
Web: www.oandp.org/search/directory.asp Phone: 703/836-0788
The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA)
Web: www.aopanet.org Phone: 571/431-0876
Fact Sheet: Upper Limb Loss: Questions to Ask Your Prosthetist
“A Closer Look at the ABC and BOC - In Their Own Words”
“Choosing Your Prosthetist” by J. Michael Wheatley, PhD, CP
“Resolving Problems With Your Prosthetist or O&P Facility” by Phil Tamoush