The Japanese Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics.

About JSPO

The Japanese Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics (JSPO) is an academic association with the mission of developing and promoting prosthetic and orthotic technologies and knowledge, and of contributing to academic and cultural advancement, and the improvement of the welfare of the disabled. JSPO consists of multidisciplinary members: medical doctors, prosthetists and orthotists, engineers, physical therapists, and occupational therapists. more≫

What JSPO does more≫

Annual academic event

An academic event is held once every year. In it, addresses on a specified topic are delivered, including those by invited speakers from abroad, and symposiums and panel discussions are held. more≫

Annual seminar

A seminar is held once every year to provide chances for various specialists related to prostheses and orthoses to learn professional knowledge and skills. more≫

Academic journal publication

JSPO publishes the Nihon Gishi Sougu Gakkaishi journal (ISSN: 0910-4720) [Bulletin of the Japanese Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics] four times a year, as part of its membership service. more≫


graphJSPO membership consists of a variety of professionals, chiefly doctors, prosthetists and orthotists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and engineers. As of January 2013, JSPO had 2,435 members

Profession Number of members %
Prosthetists and Orthotists 1238 50
Doctor 433 18
Physical Therapist 344 14
Occupational Therapist 82 3
Engineer 65 3
Student 130 5
Others 153 6

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