Through education and awareness, we can make a difference in the limb loss and effecting community. Everyday we learn about individuals and the challenges they have faced, currently face...AND OVERCOME!
It's time to celebrate their accomplishments, as April is Limb Loss Awareness Month!
As one year draws to a close and another is soon to begin, now is an excellent time to take a look at your insurance policies to see if there are any last minute opportunities to take advantage of. You might save a significant amount of money by taking care of these appointments now, instead of waiting until the New Year, 2017.
According to a recent study by the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists (AAOP), there is an increased demand for orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) practitioners due to a number of health trends.
The AAOP study concludes that these O&P practitioner demands are a direct result of the following health trends:
The AAOP study also sites that this demand will only continue, due to an aging population increase, with 72 million Americans predicted to be in the 65+ age group by 2030. Likewise, within the O&P field, orthotists and prosthetists are aging as well. Almost 25% are 55 years or older and likely to retire in the next 10 years. Creative technologies, in particular, are thought to be fueling this increase in job opportunities. According to Academy President Rick Miller, CO, FAAOP, “As technology has advanced, for example in the areas of STEM and 3D printing, we see O&P professionals leveraging more effective solutions than ever before, yielding more opportunities for their patients.”
If you are interested in a career within the O&P field, contact your local Fourroux Prosthetics office.
For more information about the AAOP, visit: oandp.org