Philosophy of Care
Fitting the Individual
To provide the absolute best care, we believe technology must be accompanied by an expert Prosthetist/Orthotist who can apply these technologies to the right person on an individualized basis. Understanding our patient’s needs can only be achieved by providing individualized O&P care.
When welcoming new patients at Washington O&P, an in-depth evaluation of their overall health and mobility including their sound side is performed. Patients and their families can expect to be educated on their condition and related O&P treatment options.
Along with educating patients and their families about what we do, we listen to our patients. We listen to how they feel about their limb loss or physical challenge. We listen to their fears. We listen to their expectations for a prosthetic or orthotic fitting and their hope for the future. After understanding our patient’s specific goals, we will carefully explain what can be done to make their goals a reality.
At Washington O&P we pledge to treat every person who visits us as an individual versus simply a recipient of prosthetic limb or orthopedic device.
Care for Life
Yes, we are a nationally accredited advanced learning center for residents entering our field. The National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) promotes education in the field of orthotics and prosthetics and raises the standards of education in the field. This includes working in cooperation with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) for the accreditation of orthotist/prosthetist and technician level education within the O&P profession. CAAHEP is a nationally recognized non-profit organization that accredits educational programs in 23 allied health disciplines.
NCOPE’s additional responsibilities include the development of standards for, and accreditation of Residency education, pedorthic education and fitter level courses for the O&P profession.