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ABC releases certified technician practice analysis

April 21, 2017

The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics released its 2017 Practice Analysis of Certified Technicians in the Disciplines of Orthotics and Prosthetics, according to a press release. The goal of the analysis is to determine current trend in the provision of O&P services by technicians.

“We wanted to get an idea of what current orthotic and prosthetic technician practice looks like in order to meet the everchanging needs of the profession,” Robert Carlile, CPA, CTPO, chairman of the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) practice analysis task force, said in the release. “We were pleased with the participation and valuable input we received from the professionals surveyed.”

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