Our comprehensive accredited facility is designed to handle every aspect of client care with exam rooms, an onsite fabrication laboratory and a large gait assessment area. We are the only accredited facility in the mid-island and upper-island region.
What difference does that mean for clients? We meet or exceed the requirements for…
- Number of full-time board-certified practitioners and technical staff
- Having established a reputation for quality care and service among the medical and professional community
- Maintaining complete and accurate patient files and protecting personal information
- Completing annual patient satisfaction surveys
Nearly 100 baseline accreditation standards help ensure quality healthcare, increased efficiency and improved outcomes for clients.
A certified practitioner is a 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.
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 certification provides the certified practitioner with an appropriate and meaningful recognition of professional competence.
Classification of Certification:
CP(c) = Certified Prosthetist in Canada
CO(c) = Certified Orthotist in Canada
CPO(c) = Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist in Canada
All Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists in Canada, including the clinical team at Mitchell Prosthetics & Orthotics, have completed rigorous academic and clinical training. The process begins with a four year B.Sc degree, followed by a 2 year post-graduate degree in Clinical Methods of Prosthetics & Orthotics at one of the two accredited Canadian schools. After successful completion of this degree, the residency process begins. Residents must gain experience in a wide range of clinical areas, accumulating 3450 hours of supervised work. Residents may then challenge the comprehensive national written exam. After successful completion of this exam, Residents are then eligible to challenge the national practical exam. Only after this very demanding journey is completed can a practitioner hold the designation of a Certified Orthotist/Prosthetist in Canada