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Recommended Resources for Mobility Help
Life can leave our patients with mobility challenges, whether from arthritis, injuries, loss of limb, or those who’ve endured an amputation. At Summit O and P, our hope is to help enhance your quality of life by offering prosthetic and orthotic solutions to give you increased mobility. We have compiled a list of organizations, foundations, associations and whatever else could be of help to our patients in their adjustment to a life change.
To view each site, just click on the titles below.
Access Alaska is a private, non-profit, consumer-controlled organization that provides independent living services to people who experience a disability. As an Independent Living Center, our mission is to encourage and promote the total integration of people who experience a disability and Alaskan elders to live independently in the community of their choice. Through our assistance and support individuals with disabilities can identify and obtain needed services in an effort to maintain their independence as opposed to living in an institution.
Adaptive Sport Foundation
The Adaptive Sports Center enhances the quality of life of people with disabilities through exceptional outdoor adventure activities. The successful programs the ASC provides are inclusive to families and friends, empower our participants in their daily lives and have a positive enduring effect on self efficacy, health, independence and overall well-being.
American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists
The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists is dedicated to promoting professionalism and advancing the standards of patient care through education, literature, research, advocacy, and collaboration.
American Amputee Soccer
The American Amputee Soccer Association is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, and is the governing body for Amputee Soccer in the United States. The Association is solely responsible for training and fielding a team to represent the United States in International play.
American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics
The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC) sets the highest standards for quality orthotic, prosthetic, and pedorthic care. ABC certification, facility accreditation and mandatory continuing education programs represent the profession’s most rigorous professional achievements.
American Orthotic Prosthetic Association
The mission of the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association is to work for favorable treatment of the O&P business in laws, regulation and services; to help members improve their management and marketing skills; and to raise awareness and understanding of the industry and the association.
(ACA) To reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention.
A voluntary health agency covering all arthritis and related conditions.
Camp No Limits
Camp No Limits is a non-profit organization 501 (c)(3) providing camps for children with limb loss, and education, mentorship, and support to these children and their families.
Camp No Limits is the only camp for young people with limb loss & their families, creating a network of support for all the campers. Camp No Limits offers therapeutic programs with specialized professionals, including physical & occupational therapist, prosthetist & adult amputees role models.
Canadian Amputee Sport Association
The Canadian Amputee Hockey Committee was established on February 25th, 2001 by Canadian Amputee Sports Association. Our goal is to develop amputee hockey for both recreation and competitive play.
Challenge Alaska improves the lives of people with disabilities, their families and the whole community through adaptive sports, therapeutic recreation, and education.
Participation in Challenge Alaska’s programs helps people break down the barriers that may exist for them in many aspects of life. We accomplish this by building confidence and security, creating an infrastructure for support, increasing mobility, and improving health. CA’s mission promotes education, social development and involvement, employment, and the ultimate goal of independence.
Challenge Athletic Foundation
It is the mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF) to provide opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. CAF believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life.
College Park designs, manufactures high quality prosthetic feet and endo components.
Disable Sports USA
Providing adaptive sports opportunities for people with disabilities to develop independence, confidence and fitness through sports.
Endolite is a part of Blatchford Inc., which has been making artificial limbs and prosthetic components since 1890. As one of the oldest prosthetic manufacturers, Endolite has continued to provide innovative product designs which enable amputees to get busy living.
Freedom Innovations is solely focused on developing world-class lower limb solutions in close collaboration with amputees and prosthetists. These solutions encompass technological innovations, service, training and educational resources, together with consultative support, to help ensure user satisfaction.
International Child Amputee Network
International Child Amputee Network (I-CAN) a tax exempt, 501(c)(3) organization, is dedicated to promoting education, support, information, and empowerment to traumatic and congenital limb different children and their families. I-CAN is committed in bringing together these children and their families to enhance the quality of life for the children and young adults based on the concept of mentors helping families, parent helping parents, and kids helping kids.
Limbs for Life Foundation
The Limbs for Life Foundation is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to providing fully-functional prosthetic care for individuals who cannot otherwise afford it and raising awareness of the challenges facing amputees.
Lower Extremity Amputee Providing Support (LEAPS)
L.E.A.P.S. Across the Heartland was established in 1987 as a support and resource organization with a focus on peer support to new amputees. Our objective is to help the new amputee through example,encouragement and education.
National Amputee Golf Association
NAGA was comprised of a small group of amputee golfers who played friendly games that quickly developed into regional tournament play in various cities across the United States. Today, NAGA has over 2500 members worldwide.
National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics
National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics & Prosthetics. Your voice for professional O&P Patient Care.
National Commission on Orthotic & Prosthetic Education
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.
NYU Rusk Institute of Rehabiliation Medicine
Rusk Rehabilitation has been ranked the best rehabilitation program in New York and one of the top ten in the country since 1989, when U.S. News & World Report introduced its annual “Best Hospitals” rankings. Rusk is among the most renowned centers of its kind for the treatment of adults and children with disabilities—home to innovations and advances that have set the standard in rehabilitation care for every stage of life of life and every phase of recovery.
OandP.com is the leading online information resource for Practitioners, Amputees and Health Professionals.
Orthotic and Prosthetic Assistance Fund
The Orthotic & Prosthetic Activities Foundation (OPAF) is a nonprofit organization, a 501(c) (3) public charity, established and incorporated in January 1995 by the former Orthotics and Prosthetics National Office. The Orthotics and Prosthetics National Office is now three separate organizations including The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA), The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP) and The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC). Each of these organizations still supports OPAF through both financial and in-kind support. OPAF was initially dedicated to providing financial and in-kind support to the 1996 Paralympics, OPAF now generates its own initiatives through partnerships with individuals, organizations, and institutions engaged in:
- improving the quality of life for O & P patients through health and fitness programs, and
- raising public awareness of physical disability.
At Össur Americas, we pride ourselves on continuously pushing the boundaries to create some of the most effective, non-invasive mobility solutions on the market today. True advocates of “Life Without Limitations’’, our focus is on Prosthetic, Osteoarthritis and Injury Solutions.
Mobility for people: the name Ottobock stands for high-quality, functional and technologically outstanding products and services around the world.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network
A support network for those suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis.
American Amputee Hockey Association
The American Amputee Hockey Association (AAHA) is a non-profit sports organization founded in 2000 to develop opportunities for amputee and other disabled athletes to learn and play competitive hockey. The AAHA is a member of the Disabled Hockey Section of USA Hockey and is working to promote a fun and safe environment for the growth of hockey in the United States.
Trulife is owned and managed by a group of highly professional and experienced healthcare executives since 1987. Trulife is internationally based and totally engaged in the creation, development, manufacture and marketing of niche healthcare products. The Group activities encompass Orthopaedics, Breastcare, Prosthetics and Pressurecare products and services.
For over a century WillowWood has provided solutions for clinicians and their patients. Our mission has guided four generations of the Arbogast family in dedicating the company to helping those with limb loss.
Wounded Warrior Project
Whether you are a wounded veteran looking for a new career or an employer eager to hire skilled professionals, Warriors to Work is here to help.