Our Association

The Prosthetic and Orthotics Association of British Columbia (POABC) has been the provincial association for British Columbia since 1974. We represent Prosthetists, Orthotists, clinical practitioners, P&O technicians, clinical practitioners students and facility owners/managers.

At POABC…

We advocate for our patients and strive to provide the highest quality of life.

At POABC…

We provide exceptional clinical care from the beginning of the treatment process.

Our
Association

The Prosthetic and Orthotics Association of British Columbia (POABC) has been the provincial association for British Columbia since 1974. We represent Prosthetists, Orthotists, clinical practitioners, P&O technicians, clinical practitioners students and facility owners/managers.

Our
Services

Many people in our community require prosthetic and orthotic treatment. Our Prosthetists and Orthotists offer treatments for patients with limb loss and physical impairments. Services include the provision of artificial limbs, known as a prosthesis, or the provision of an orthosis, including braces and other devices to provide support.

Our Profession

BC’s Prosthetists and Orthotists are certified by the Canadian Board for Certification of Prosthetists and Orthotists (CBCPO), the regulatory body for the prosthetic and orthotic profession within Canada. Depending on the training acquired, they receive the following certification: Classification of Certification