Orthotics and Prosthetics Professionals
Orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) professionals may request information resources for themselves or their clients. They may also apply for financial assistance to attend courses to obtain their Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) credits through the Prosthetics Education Program.
We work closely with the O&P industry to ensure amputees in Canada receive the appropriate prosthetic fittings they need, important information on all aspects of amputation and financial assistance towards the cost of their artificial limbs.
Information on Life As an Amputee
As a centre of excellence, The War Amps has many resources on living with amputation. Our expertise covers a range of topics, including limb care and hygiene, back pain, gait, phantom limb pain, driving and employment.
We work closely with O&P centres, manufacturers and the prosthetic industry in general to keep apprised of the latest developments in amputee care.
Financial assistance is available through The War Amps for adults and children towards the cost of artificial limbs.
We are available to assist prosthetic centres in obtaining war amputees’ prosthetic compensation through Veterans Affairs Canada or the Canadian Armed Forces.
The War Amps advocates for individual amputees who have encountered discrimination or red tape in accessing appropriate amputee care, important financial benefits and/or legal rights.
Prosthetics Education Program
The Prosthetics Education Program offers funding to Canadian prosthetists, prosthetic technicians, orthotists and orthotic technicians to attend courses to obtain their MCE credits. We offer this program to help ensure these professionals have access to up-to-date technology, new innovations, products and techniques to benefit amputees.