Certified Prosthetists CP(c) are the experts at restoring mobility, comfort, safety and providing the devices Canadians need for their independent, daily living.
- Certified Prosthetists receive a prescription/referral from an authorized medical professional to provide prosthetic treatments:
The referral for prosthetics is generated from an interdisciplinary team that has determined the patient is physically capable and mentally ready to begin prosthetic treatment.
- Assessment and Patient Evaluation:
A thorough clinical assessment and patient evaluation is completed using standardized tests and analyses and by collecting patient-specific characteristics that will be used to determine the appropriate prosthetic treatment.
- Treatment Planning:
Analyze, evaluate and integrate information gathered in Patient Assessment & Evaluation. Using this information, develop prosthetic treatment which may include the provision of a new prosthesis, restoration/improvement of function in current prosthesis, or referral to other health care professionals.
- Measure, Design & Fabrication:
Certified Prosthetists take 3D measurements/casts of patients and have the skills and equipment within the clinic to design and manufacture a custom prosthesis unique for that patient. CP(c) can make adjustments and alterations in-house to ensure optimum fit and function.
- Treatment Implementation and Evaluation:
Using relevant clinical and technical skills, the patient is provided with the prosthetic treatment that may include the provision of a new prosthesis, restoration/improvement of function in current prosthesis, or referral to other health care professionals. Fit and function are assessed, and adjustments made in-house if necessary. Education is provided to the patient on use and care.
- Ongoing Treatment and Re-evaluation:
Review prosthetic treatment with the patient subsequent to original care. Provide additional treatment to adjust, optimize or restore function of the prosthesis, and re-educate patient as necessary. Refer to or consult with other health care professionals, as necessary.
- Professional Practice: Practice in accordance with professional standards and legal requirements; participate in personal and professional development through continuing education, training, research, and organizational affiliations; and provide training and education to others.