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20031101 Prosthetics an Orthotics and CBR


20031101 Prosthetics an Orthotics and CBR

The relationship between Prosthetics and Othotics Services and Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR)

A Joint International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics/WHO Statement

WHO has recognized that although most basic rehabilitation activities can be
carried out in the disabled person’s own community, many persons with
disabilities have to be referred to other rehabilitation services outside their own
community. Among this group are those persons who require prostheses and
orthoses. This is because prostheses and orthoses of an acceptable quality
cannot realistically be made in every single community within a country. This
means that for the successful, widespread provision of prosthetics and orthotics
services there needs to be a strong relationship between the specialized services
and community-based rehabilitation programmes.