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BOC honors top O&P professional

BOC honors top O&P professional

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – BOC has named Michael Arnette, BOCO, BOCP, as its Certificant of the Year for, among other achievements, his prosthetic care work in Nigeria.

The award recognizes an individual for outstanding contributions to their profession, including commitments to service, research and outreach.

“I am honored to be named BOC’s Certificant of the Year,” said Arnette. “I am proud to accept as a representative of the many clinicians who strive to improve the lives of others. It has been extremely rewarding to play a part in the recovery process for individuals experiencing limb loss and I am thankful to my team and family members at Progressive for their continued dedication and support.”

Arnette, a BOC-certified orthotist/prosthetist since 2010, has provided prosthetic care to more than 500 amputees in Nigeria through outreach performed by Progressive Prosthetics and Orthotics, the family-owned business where he works alongside his father and brothers. Arnette and his team have also trained local Nigerians, helping to pave the way for establishing a clinic there that provides patient care.

BOC-certified Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Specialists, Mastectomy Fitters, Orthotic Fitters, Orthotists, Pedorthists and Prosthetists are eligible to be named BOC’s Certificant of the Year.

The nomination period for the next award will open in September 2021.


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