prosthetist-orthotist

Description

Prosthetist-orthotists design and custom fit prostheses and orthoses for individuals who are missing a limb from accident, disease or congenital conditions or for individuals who have impairments, deficiences or weaknesses due to injury, pathology or congenital malformation. They mix patient care with the design and fabrication of these devices to address their patients' needs.

Alternative label

  • specialist prosthetist

  • orthotist

  • prosthetic technologist

  • certified prosthetist

  • artificial limb technician

  • expert prosthetist

  • technologist in prosthetics

  • prosthetic technician

  • clinical prosthetist

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals/qualifications-recognition_en

Hierarchy

Narrower occupations

Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge

Status

released

Concept URI

http://data.europa.eu/esco/occupation/929b5c9d-2fbf-44f2-980d-2ac6c0dc212f