Our Featured Sponsor
Supporting Excellence in O&P Patient Care

The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (the Academy) is dedicated to promoting the highest standards in orthotic and prosthetic patient care. We are the premier source for education and research for the O&P profession
Education: As the go-to resource for O&P education the Academy Annual Meeting attracts over 1,700 practitioners annually to collaborate, innovate, and educate. With more than 450 courses, the Academy Online Learning Center is the profession’s stellar resource for advancing clinical and practical knowledge.
Research: The Academy supports the creation of an unparalleled number of evidence-based research resources and publications , all designed to help improve O&P treatment protocols and ensure that clinicians have access to the latest information to provide the best patient care.
Professional Advancement: The Fellow of the Academy designation is a signature recognition highlighting a practitioner’s commitment to advancing their professionalism through sustained educational pursuits and service to their community and the O&P profession.
The Academy proudly supports the efforts of OPAF and the First Clinics in improving the quality of life for O&P patients through introductory-level health and fitness programs.

OPAF is auctioning off a pair of tickets to the November 12th Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers game at Soldier Field.
The tickets, Section 440 Row 34 Seats 15&16, are valued at $250.

News from the Firsts
First Bid at AOPA
A BIG THANK YOU to all our First Bid Silent Auction donors and winning bidders on a successful event.

OPAF & The First Clinics brought in over $20,000.00 with First Bid!
First Swing at IIOP in Tampa, Florida
What People Are Saying!
First Swing Learn to Golf Training and Clinic September 16, 2017 with the International Institute for Orthotics & Prosthetics
"An Awesome Experience!" Wanda H., RT

"Super Job! Renewed my confidence in golf. " Gary S., Amputee

"An excellent practical knowledge translation." Stephanie H., PT

"Well organized with a great staff. Interesting instructor. I've learned a lot and have new material for my tool box to help others. Thank you!" Aryn M., PT student
OPAF Updates and Reminders
Welcome New Advisory Board Members
OPAF recently invited several new members to their Advisory Board. Each brings a specific talent or education aspect to the work of The First Clinics.

They include:
  • Adrianne Haslet – Professional ballroom dancer and First Dance instructor of Boston, MA
  • Tommy Lyon – National Paraclimber and First Climb Instructor of Pottstown, PA
  • Anne Weiland, CTRS – Team Leader of Recreation Therapy at Moss Rehab in Elkins Park, PA
  • Zita Upchurch, RN – Consulting and Billing for O & P Providers in Gallatin, TN

These individuals provide exemplary input on the First Clinics and the education aspects that are accompanying many of them.
They join a group that shines brightly in introductory level adaptive recreation across the nation.While the OPAF Advisory Board holds no formal meetings, all members are a vital part of the ongoing work of OPAF & The First Clinics.
Robin's Reminders
We are heading rapidly toward the holiday season! Don't forget OPAF when you're doing your shopping!!

Thank you to all our Sponsors