AboutThe International Institute of Orthotics and Prosthetics (IIOP) is an organization that seeks to improve the lives of veterans and their families by enhancing the capacity and effectiveness of the practitioners who serve them. It does this primarily through its work with accredited O&P programs in the areas of research, innovation, education, and collaboration.
The Institute was established in 2016 and was designed to serve as a resource center for educators, researchers, practitioners, and patients.
The Institute offers a variety of O&P and allied health program support services, including consulting/advisory services, curriculum development, grant writing, or assistance with developing consortium partnerships to leverage funding. It also provides a venue for educators and practitioners to have greater access to the industry’s knowledge base through workshops and symposiums, and the Institute’s state-of-the-art facility enables researchers and others to partner on innovative projects. And because the Institute is located just minutes from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, veterans and their families can also receive wrap-around services such as career training and job placement, wellness programs, and other rehabilitative services offered by either the government or private sector.