Skills sharing


Exchanging knowledge, experiences, and techniques among professionals can help overcome isolation and enhance patient care.

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The Challenges

In the prosthetics field, professionals often grapple with feelings of isolation, a situation exacerbated by the fact that many are the sole practitioners in their city or even country. This scarcity of prosthetists creates significant barriers to professional development and collaboration.

  • Professional isolation: The sparse distribution of prosthetic professionals across many regions contributes to a sense of isolation, limiting opportunities for in-person collaboration and mentorship.

  • Rapid advancements: The fast-paced evolution of prosthetic technology and therapeutic techniques can leave isolated practitioners struggling to stay updated, risking the obsolescence of their skills.

  • Challenges in networking and learning: The geographic and professional isolation of prosthetists makes networking and accessing new learning opportunities difficult, hindering the exchange of knowledge and best practices.
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Volunteer to skill share

If you're a prosthetist, technician or physiotherapist eager to extend your expertise globally, we invite you to volunteer for placements at one of the rehabilitation centres we support.

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What STAND is doing

STAND has initiated several key programs designed to connect prosthetic professionals, fostering a global community of shared knowledge and support.

  • Online resource hub: Creating a comprehensive online hub that provides access to manuals, physiotherapy exercises, and how-to guides, ensuring practitioners can stay abreast of current practices and innovations from anywhere. Take a look here.
  • Training collaborations: By partnering with other organisations and training institutions, STAND works to deliver essential training to prosthetists, tailored to address the unique challenges of working in isolation.
  • Skills-sharing network: Launching a skills-sharing network that facilitates the exchange of knowledge through online video calls, allowing professionals to share experiences, advice, and support, thereby reducing the sense of isolation and fostering a connected, informed community.

Through these efforts, STAND aims to mitigate the effects of professional isolation among prosthetic practitioners, ensuring they have the support, resources, and community needed to thrive in this dynamic field

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