Open communication between client and prosthetist is vital during ongoing assessments and adjustments.    Orthotists often work with children to correct childhood conditions and strive to achieve optimal function for life.    Technical fabrication and modifications are done within clinics for the most immediate customized treatment.

BC’s Prosthetic and Orthotic Services
A Powerful Combination of Clinical Care and Technology

The POABC represents a unique profession that combines highly technical skills with compassionate one-on-one care. We connect patients’ needs with appropriate prosthetics and orthotics treatment optimizing their mobility and quality of life.

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Welcome from the President

 

Dear Patients and Clinicians,

Welcome! We are excited to launch the site to share our profession with you - members of our community. Learn more about our profession and engage in our forums by becoming a member. We welcome your feedback as we continue to improve this site.

Sincerely,
Markus Saufferer
President, POABC

 

We Provide Clinical Care

 

Prosthetists and Orthotists assess, engineer and fabricate orthopaedic braces, surgical supports and artificial limbs. We also provide treatment plans and follow‐up in coordination with other healthcare professionals.

BC’s Prosthetists and Orthotists are certified by the Canadian Board for Certification of Prosthetists and Orthotists (CBCPO)...

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Our Association

 

Since 1974, the Prosthetics and Orthotics Association of British Columbia (POABC) is the provincial association for Prosthetists, Orthotists, P&O Technicians, students and facility owners/managers.

The POABC represents a unique profession that combines highly technical skills with compassionate one-on-one care. We connect patients’ needs with appropriate treatment to optimize their functionality and quality of life.

Enhancing quality of life in British Columbia