A Prosthetist evaluates patients / clients and custom design, fabricate and fit prostheses patients that have a partial or total absence of a limb. Their role is to asses prescribe, design, fit, monitor, provide therapy and educate regarding the use and care of an appropriate prosthesis that serves an individual’s requirements. They deal with a wide variety of clients such as children born with congenital limb deficiency or cerebral palsy, people who have had an amputation following an accident, patients/clients with muscular weakness after a stroke or spinal injury, patients with diabetic foot ulcers or the people who have lost a limb as a result of vascular disease.
Basic Qualification: 4-year bachelor degree in prosthetic or equivalent
A certified prosthetic technician is an individual trained and qualified to assist a prosthetist by providing technical support. The certified technician fabricates, repairs and maintains prostheses is proficient with current fabricating techniques, familiar with material properties and skilled in the use of appropriate equipment. The technician works under the supervision of a prosthetist.
Basic Qualification: 18-month certificate in prosthetic technology
Prosthetic Career Leaflet