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On behalf of the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics, Inc. (ABC), I am pleased to present this Practice Analysis of ABC Credentialed Orthotic Fitters. This report describes the contemporary practice of ABC credentialed orthotic fitters practicing in the United States. It represents the culmination of seven months of planning, execution, data analyses, and writing.
A project of this scale depends on the hard work and commitment of many professionals, and I am pleased to acknowledge their contributions to the final product. We are indebted to the five member Practice Analysis Task Force for the direction it provided. Its members—Michael Allen, CPO, FAAOP, Nelson LeMarquand, MS, CO, LO, FAAOP, Brad Mattear, MA, CFo, Jack Richmond, CFo, Robby Tardell, CFo, and Steven Whiteside, CO, FAAOP—worked with us diligently throughout the study process.
This project represents a substantial investment of ABC’s financial resources and personnel and supports ABC’s efforts in continuing to develop exemplary examination programs as well as providing information to primary and continuing education programs. I am grateful to Catherine A. Carter, Executive Director and Stephen B. Fletcher, CPO, Director of Clinical Resources for their support and guidance during this project. They provided thoughtful and consistent support for the study and developed a highly effective communication program in support of the study.
John M. (Mo) Kenney, CPO, FAAOP President