Next Step Earns Accreditation For Orthotics & Prosthetics From The American Board For Certification
05/18/2012

Next Step Orthotics & Prosthetics in Manchester, NH, received Accreditation from the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Inc., an independent, not-for-profit organization that has been providing facility accreditation since 1948.

Online PR News – 18-May-2012 – Manchester, NH – Next Step Orthotics & Prosthetics in Manchester, NH, has received Accreditation from the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Inc. (ABC), an independent, not-for-profit organization that has been providing facility accreditation since 1948.
ABC’s evaluation of Next Step includes a thorough review of the physical facility and the quality of patient care. ABC interviews both staff and patients and conducts a review of organizational documents, including records of patient care.
"Receiving accreditation is a significant achievement, one that recognizes outstanding performance by Next Step," says Catherine A. Carter, Executive Director of ABC. "Next Step’s owners should be commended for their commitment to providing quality care to the people in the community."
ABC is dedicated to improving the quality of the nation’s orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic care through accreditation and certification. ABC encourages facilities to meet or exceed quality standards through accreditation and the teaching of quality improvement concepts.
Next Step Orthotics & Prosthetics is a privately held, practitioner-owned and operated company that provides custom orthotic and prosthetic services to clients of all ages from around the world. On the cutting edge of industry advances once thought impossible, Next Step, with offices in Manchester, NH, Warwick, RI and Newton, MA, has earned the status of a world-class service provider in an industry that is consistently adapting, changing and redefining possibilities for patients.
"We are extremely proud to have achieved this designation," said Next Step President Matthew J. Albuquerque, CPO. “Accreditation is a rigorous process, but one that we welcome as a continual quality improvement mechanism. Earning ABC accreditation is another measure of our excellence as a premier provider of orthotics and prosthetics and reflects our strong commitment to our patients."