Celebrating The Industry On ‘Prosthetists and Orthotists Day’ 2023
Thursday 7th September 2023 marks the third annual ‘Prosthetists and Orthotists Day’, organised by the British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPO). This day of awareness aims to raise the profile of the hard-working prosthetists and orthotists who provide invaluable healthcare to people around the world. They help to transform the lives of their patients and give them back the power of movement, in a way that uses the latest technology to create a complete prosthetic solution that works with the users to assist them in their daily lives.
BAPO was established to encourage high standards of prosthetic and orthotic practice. It is committed to continued professional development and education to enhance the standards of prosthetic and orthotic care. Their mission statement is to always empower the professional in order to enable the user.
Kameron Maxwell, our in-house Clinical Specialist, spends much of his time travelling around the UK to provide support to clinics, as well as training clinicians to fit and set up the COVVI Hand. Kameron graduated from NCPO in 2020 with an MSc in Prosthetics and Orthotics following his undergraduate degree in P&O in 2019. Upper limb prosthetics has always been a particular area of interest for Kameron and his experience has allowed him to be a part of designing the next generation of multi-articulated hands
Being able to help enact real, positive change for those with limb loss and limb difference has been a dream come true for Kameron, and he wanted to share the reasons why he is proud to work in this field and the impact it has on people’s lives.
“The level of fulfilment when the best outcome is achieved for your patient is unlike any other profession. More recently with the greater availability of advanced multi-articulating devices, such as the COVVI Hand, it has been incredible to deliver this technology to those who have had the same prosthetic prescription for the past few decades and experience their confidence and excitement in this new device develop.”
COVVI and Kameron are wholly excited about the promising future for prosthetics within the UK. The recent developments within the industry have garnered a lot of excitement for both professionals and users alike, and COVVI is thrilled to play its part in achieving real, positive change for those who need it the most.