Shortly we will have a full list of NZOPA registered orthotists and prosthetists. If in the meantime you need to find one please email us at email@example.com and we put you in contact with someone in your area.
There are several types of membership to the NZOPA. If you would like to see if you are elligible please click here. Those that are elligible need to fill in a registration form and pay the application/registration fee (currently $250 NZD)
An Orthotist is skilled in the assessment, prescription, manufacture, & fitting of orthoses for an extremely diverse patient population. An orthosis (plural orthoses) is simply an externally applied device used to modify the structural or functional characteristics of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system.
To become an orthotist and prosthetist you need a qualification in orthotic and prosthetic technology. There are no training courses in New Zealand at present, and students must travel overseas for training. Training in Australia is available through La Trobe University and the University of New South Wales. Read the full article here.