The Certified Orthotist (C.O.) is a highly trained professional whose job involves:
- Assessing patients at the request of the referring Physician
- Recommending suitable orthoses in consultation with other health care professionals
- Designing and fabricating the appropriate orthosis
- Fitting the patient and providing follow-up care
An Orthotist who uses the designation of C.O.(c) has successfully qualified for and passed a rigorous three day examination set out by the Canadian Board for Certification of Prosthetists and Orthotists.