International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics
The International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) is a global multidisciplinary non-governmental organisation providing an effective platform for exchange and communication on all aspects of the science, practice, and education associated with the provision of prosthetic and orthotic care, rehabilitation engineering, and related areas.
ISPO has approximately 3,500 members in 100 countries. Members of ISPO are individual professionals, including prosthetists and orthotists, orthopaedic surgeons, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, shoemakers, technicians, nurses, podiatrists, chiropodists, biomechanical/rehabilitation engineers, and paediatricians.
In collaboration with:
The ISPO Member Society in Japan was established in 1974.
There are three societies which are related to prosthetics and orthotics in Japan. ISPO Japan has no own conferences, but it plays a role in international affairs and collaborates with the following associations: JSPO (Japanese Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics), JOPA (Japanese Orthotics and Prosthetics Association) and JAPO (Japanese Academy of Prothestists and Orthotists).
ISPO Japan supports individuals from developing countries by sponsoring their ISPO memberships and attendance at ISPO World Congresses.
In co-organisation with:
Science Council of Japan
JSPO - Japanese Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics
JOPA - Japanese Orthotics and Prosthetics Association
JAPO - Japanese Academy of Prothestists and Orthotists
IVO Japan – International Association for Orthopaedic Shoe Technicians Japan
JAOT – Japanese Association of Occupational Therapists
JPTA – Japanese Physical Therapy Association
RESJA – Rehabilitation Engineering Society of Japan
JSRPD – Japanese Society for Rehabilitation Persons with Disabilities
KCMW – Kobe College of Medical Welfare Sanda Campus
HRC – Hyogo Rehabilitation Center