Amputee Coalition Fact Sheet

Locating a Certified Prosthetist

Web Development Fact Sheet

Last updated 01/2016 | Download PDF

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.

The Amputee Coalition, therefore, does not maintain a list of prosthetists. The following Web sites can help you find prosthetists and O&P facilities near you. You can then contact these professionals to ask about their experience and specialties in order to make the most informed selection of provider based on your individual needs.

Prosthetist Finder

The Amputee Coalition and OP Solutions have partnered to build the Prosthetist Finder, a searchable directory of prosthetists located across the country. Finding a prosthetist that fits your needs is easier than you think. Search for prosthetists in your area by level of experience, credentials, preferred hours, or Spanish fluency.

Amputee Coalition Member Directory

Facilities listed in this directory are members of the Amputee Coalition. The corporations, facilities and hospitals listed have a commitment to patient education. An interactive map will help you find Facility Members of the Amputee Coalition located near you. Not all search results using this tool will be prosthetists’ offices; some will be rehabilitation centers, hospitals, or prosthetic manufactures, but all have demonstrated their commitment to the limb loss community by becoming members of the Amputee Coalition.

Certification Boards

The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC)

Use this Web site to search for ABC-accredited facilities or ABC-credentialed individuals. At the top of the home page, click “ABC Directory,” then choose whether you wish to find an individual (“A Certified Individual”) or a whole facility (“An Accredited Facility”). For an O&P Facility search, enter the requested information on the form provided, set the proximity to the amount of miles you wish to search, select the accreditation type and click “Search.”

Phone: 703/836-7114

The Board of Certification/Accreditation, International (BOC)

To locate the directory map on the BOC Web site, click on the blue box to the right side of the page, midway down, that says, “Find a Certificant or Facility in your area.” Fill out the requested fields and click “Search.”

Phone: 877/776-2200

Professional Associations

The American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists (AAOP)
The AAOP Web site has a search engine that locates Academy members by city or zip code. A zip code search defaults to 50 miles. After the first search, you can reset the distance and limit the search to show only prosthetists in the specified area.

Phone: 202/380-3663

The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA)

The AOPA Web site has a search engine that can find AOPA member facilities in a city or ZIP code, but not within a given distance.

Phone: 571/431-0876

More Information from the Amputee Coalition

Fact Sheet: Upper-Limb Loss: Questions to Ask Your Prosthetist

Working Together for a Successful Outcome

It is not the intention of the Amputee Coalition to provide specific medical or legal advice but rather to provide consumers with information to better understand their health and healthcare issues. The Amputee Coalition does not endorse any specific treatment, technology, company, service or device. Consumers are urged to consult with their healthcare providers for specific medical advice or before making any purchasing decisions involving their care.

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