Texas Board of Orthotics and Prosthetics About the Profession-Scope of Practice

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Comprehensive orthotic care--Includes: the evaluation of patients with a wide range of lower limb, upper limb and spinal pathomechanical conditions, respectively; the taking of measurements and impressions of the involved body segments; the synthesis of observations and measurements into a custom orthotic design; the selection of materials and components; the fabrication of therapeutic or functional orthoses including plastic forming, metal contouring, cosmetic covering, upholstering and assembling; the fitting and critique of the orthosis; the appropriate follow-up, adjustments, modifications and revisions in an orthotic facility; the instructing of patients in the use and care of the orthoses; the maintaining of current encounter notes and patient records. The practitioner with comprehensive orthotic care experience must, within the limits set by the Texas Board of Orthotics and Prosthetics, apply all of the aforementioned experiential elements to the orthoses listed below. At least two-thirds of the orthoses must be included: foot orthosis; ankle-foot orthosis; knee-ankle-foot orthosis; hip-knee-ankle-foot orthosis; hip orthosis; knee orthosis; cervical orthosis; cervical-thoracic orthosis; thoracic-lumbar-sacral orthosis; lumbar-sacral orthosis; cervical-thoracic-lumbar-sacral orthosis; hand orthosis; wrist-hand orthosis; shoulder-elbow orthosis; shoulder-elbow-wrist-hand orthosis.

Comprehensive prosthetic care--Includes: the evaluation of patients with a wide range of upper and lower limb deficiencies, respectively; the taking of measurements and impressions of the involved body segments; the synthesis of observations and measurements onto a custom prosthetic design; the selection of materials and components; the fabrication of functional prostheses including plastic forming, metal contouring, cosmetic covering, upholstering, assembly, and aligning; the fitting and critique of the prosthesis; the appropriate follow-up, adjustments, modifications and revisions in a prosthetic facility; the instructing of patients in the use and care of the prosthesis; and the maintaining of current encounter notes and patient records. The practitioner with comprehensive prosthetic care experience must, within the limits set by the Texas Board of Orthotics and Prosthetics, apply all of the aforementioned experiential elements to the prostheses listed below. At least two-thirds of the prostheses must be included: wrist disarticulation prosthesis; below elbow prosthesis; above elbow prosthesis; shoulder disarticulation prosthesis; partial foot prosthesis; symes prosthesis; below knee prosthesis; above knee prosthesis; hip disarticulation prosthesis.

Orthosis--A custom-fabricated or custom-fitted medical device designed to provide for the support, alignment, prevention, or correction of neuromuscular or musculoskeletal disease, injury, or deformity. The term does not include a fabric or elastic support, corset, arch support, low-temperature plastic splint, a truss, elastic hose, cane, crutch, soft cervical collar, orthosis for diagnostic or evaluation purposes, dental appliance, or other similar device carried in stock and sold by a drugstore, department store, or corset shop.

Orthotic facility--A physical site, including a building or office, where the orthotic profession and practice normally take place.

Orthotics--The science and practice of measuring, designing, fabricating, assembling, fitting, adjusting, or servicing an orthosis under an order from a licensed physician, chiropractor, or podiatrist for the correction or alleviation of neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction, disease, injury, or deformity.

Prosthesis--A custom-fabricated or fitted medical device that is not surgically implanted and is used to replace a missing limb, appendage, or other external human body part, including an artificial limb, hand, or foot. The term does not include an artificial eye, ear, finger, or toe, a dental appliance, a cosmetic device, including an artificial breast, eyelash, or wig, or other device that does not have a significant impact on the musculoskeletal functions of the body.

Prosthetics--The science and practice of measuring, designing, fabricating, assembling, fitting, adjusting, or servicing a prosthesis under an order from a licensed physician, chiropractor, or podiatrist.

Prosthetic facility--A physical site, including a building or office, where the prosthetic profession and practice normally take place.

Prosthetic/Orthotic facility--A physical site, including a building or office, where the prosthetic and orthotic professions and practices normally take place.

 

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Last updated June 14, 2010
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    Board of Examiners for  State Board of Examiners for Orthotics and Prosthetics

    Board of Examiners for  State Board of Examiners for Orthotics and Prosthetics