FAQ

  • An Orthotist is skilled in the assessment, prescription, manufacture, & fitting of orthoses for an extremely diverse patient population. An orthosis (plural orthoses) is simply an externally applied device used to modify the structural or functional characteristics of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system.
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  • History of Prosthetics and Orthotics

    The study of orthotics began with the ancient art of splint and brace making (1,2). Bonesetters and brace makers eventually developed into what we now call orthopaedic surgeons and orthotists. ........
  • A Prosthetist is highly proficient at the assessment, prescription, fabrication & fitting of prostheses. The complex task of evaluating & meeting an amputee's needs is extremely challenging. A prosthesis (plural prostheses) is a custom-made artificial device that replaces a lost limb....
  • There are several types of membership to the NZOPA. ....
  • How do I find and orthotists/prosthetist?
    Shortly we will have a full list of NZOPA registered orthotists and prosthetists. If in the meantime you need to find one please email us at info@nzopa.org.nz and we put you in contact with someone in your area.

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