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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we put you in contact with someone in your area.
Please click here to learn more about becoming a member. If you would like to apply, please complete the membership application form and submit with your qualifications and other relevant documentation. Please note that the $NZD 250.00 application fee must be paid prior to your application is reviewed.
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.