Orthotic Fitter

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An Orthotic Fitter is an allied health professional who fits, adjusts or modifies pre-fabricated orthotic devices. Orthotic Fitters play an important role on the healthcare team.

What is an ABC Certified Fitter-orthotics?

An ABC Certified Fitter-orthotics (CFo) is a health care professional specifically educated and trained in the provision of certain orthoses. This includes patient assessment, formulation of a treatment plan, implementation of the treatment plan, follow-up and practice management. An ABC certified fitter-orthotics is competent to practice orthotics within a scope of practice that is specific to fitting certain custom fitted, prefabricated and off-the-shelf orthoses.

Scope of Practice

ABC's  Certified Fitter-orthotics Scope of Practice​​ details the specific functions of a certified orthotic fitter. This includes patient assessment, formulation of a treatment plan, implementation of the treatment plan, follow-up and practice management.

Additionally, the Certified Fitter-orthotics is required to support and conform to the  Code of Professional Responsibility which promotes and assures the overall welfare of the patient and the integrity of the profession.

Credential

Once you have met the ABC requirements and passed the certification exam, you will be awarded the Certified Fitter-orthotics (CFo) credential.

Approved Orthotic Fitter Pre-Cert Courses 

​​You must complete an ABC approved pre-certification course as part of your eligibility requirement for taking the exam. A complete list of approved providers and course dates is available here​.

 

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Stephen Fletcher, CPO

Director, Professional Credentialing

Directs ABC’s Professional Ethics, Certification, Scope of Practice and Government Relations programs. Manages all ABC’s certification exam development and administration activities. Facilitates coordination of professional/clinical issues across all ABC programs, including state licensure.

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Molly Maguire

Professional Credentialing Administrator

Primary contact for: professional ethics complaints against ABC credential holders, questions about ABC scope of practice, state licensure issues and ABC Board of Director nomination applications.

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Tabita Whilden

Certification Manager

Responsible for all administrative functions of ABC's certification programs and interfacing with outside consultants.

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Lauren Moran

Certification Candidate Coordinator

Contact for: certification program inquiries, certification application assistance and status and licensure examination inquiries.

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