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Orthotists provide care to patients with musculoskeletal conditions. Orthorists assess patients and customize orthotic devices, orthotic braces, and prosthetic limbs to improve patient outcome.

Steps to becoming a licensed Orthotist in Nova Scotia.

Step 1
Complete an Orthotics program

There are two Orthotic Clinical Methods Programs available in Canada. Each program’s requirements may vary and often require a related bachelor’s degree. 

Step 2
Complete your on-the-job training

After completing an accredited program, you can go on to complete your residency or supervised training. A 3,450-hour internship or residency is required. These hours must be completed with a supervisor who is a certified Orthotist.

Step 3
Pass the Orthotics Certification Exam

Complete both licensing exams, written and practical, with the Canadian Board for Certification of Prosthetics and Orthotists (CBCPO).