Career - Prosthetist/Orthotist

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Prosthetists/Orthotists will assess and establish clients' needs through physical examinations and standardised tests and will assess clients' functional abilities in home, work, educational and leisure environments and recommend appropriate prosthetic/orthotic devices. They will design, prescribe and fit prosthetic/orthotic devices to meet clients' needs and will provide advice to other healthcare professionals regarding patients' problems, needs, progress and any pre-surgical planning. They will provide gait (walking) training and education relating to the use of prosthetic/orthotic devices and will test and adjust the prostheses or orthoses for effectiveness and client comfort. They will record and report on client progress and supervise support personnel.
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Australia  $109,532 AUD
United Kingdom  £43,772 GBP
United States of America  $81,033 USD
New Zealand  $97,821 NZD
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