The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists; the educational arm of the Orthotic and Prosthetic field.
The American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics; the certifying arm of the Orthotic, Prosthetic, Pedorthics field.
The American Society of Hand Therapists; ASHT advances the science of hand therapy through communication, education, research, and clinical standards.
The Association of Children’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics. The Association of Children's Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics is an association of professionals who are involved in clinics providing prosthetic-orthotic care for children with limb loss or orthopedic disabilities.
The International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics.
The National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) is the accreditation body for the orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) profession. As such, its primary mission and obligation is to ensure educational and residency programs meet the minimum standards of quality to prepare individuals to enter the O&P profession.
The Pedorthic Footwear Association (PFA) is the professional association which represents the interests of the certified and/or licensed pedorthist and supports the pedorthic profession at large.
The American Occupational Therapy Association
The American Physical Therapy Association
The Amputee Coalition of America. Excellent resources include;
- First Step – A Guide for Adapting to Limb Loss is an excellent first handout to new amputees.
- ACA Youth Activities Program
- Excellent catalog of print and video resources for therapists and families
The Youth Adaptive Sports Association is a local group that focuses on creating competitive sports opportunities for kids with physical disabilities.
Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center, part of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, has educational and print resources for families and therapists
- Excellent week long courses for therapists who specialize in prosthetics
- Excellent print and video resources for therapists and families
Advanced Rehabilitation Therapy, Bob Gailey, PT, is another educational and video resource for therapists and families.
- One Step Ahead seminars held around the country on a regular basis
- Excellent video resources
- Prosthetic Gait Training for LE Amputees
- Balance, Agility, Coordination, and Endurance for LE Amputees
- Stretching and Strengthening for LE Amputees
Ability Online is a free Internet community where young people with disabilities and illnesses connect with all kinds of possibilities.
An online resource for families and friends of children with limb differences.
The Adaptive Sports Center (ASC) of Crested Butte, Colorado is a non-profit organization that provides year-round recreation activities for people with disabilities and their families.
The American Amputee Sports association promotes social interactivity through recreational and competitive soccer programs.
Disabled Sports USA is a national organization established in 1967 by disabled Vietnam veterans to serve the war injured. DS/USA now offers nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent disability. This site has links to dozens of adaptive sporting opportunities around the country.
The National Amputee Golf Association is compromised of a small group of amputees who play regional tournaments in various parts of the United States. NAGA has over 2500 members.
Adaptive Adventures is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities and their families through outdoor sports & recreation.
Wheelchair Sports USA
The United States Handcycling Federation (USHF) was formed in 1998 by wheelchair athletes, coaches, and supporters to promote integration of athletes with and without disabilities in the sport of cycling.
NHTSA is the federal government agency with the authority to regulate the manufacture of automotive adaptive equipment and modified vehicles used by persons with disabilities.