|The certified practitioner independently provides or supervises the provision of comprehensive orthotic and prosthetic care.||
A CBCPO certified practitioner is an allied health professional who is specifically educated and clinically trained to manage the provision of comprehensive orthotic and prosthetic care, based upon a clinical assessment, to restore physiological function and/or cosmesis.
As the practitioner responsible for all patient care, the certified practitioner independently provides or supervises the provision of comprehensive orthotic and/or prosthetic care. This includes patient assessment, formulation of a treatment plan, implementation of the treatment plan, follow-up, and practice management. In addition, the certified prosthetist and/or orthotist is obligated to support and conform to the professional responsibilities which promote and assure the overall welfare of the patient and the integrity of the profession
CBCPO practitioner certification is awarded as an attestation of competency for the public, those who require orthotic/prosthetic services, and those in other health professions. The awarding of CBCPO certification provides the certified practitioner with an appropriate and meaningful recognition of professional competence.
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