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About Us

Our History

The Center for Orthotic & Prosthetic Care (COPC) has twenty-six (26) locations in Kentucky, Indiana, North Carolina, New York  and Pennsylvania. COPC not only provides patient care to hospitals and physicians groups, but also specializes in assisting hospitals manage their orthotic and prosthetic (O & P) departments.

The Center for Orthotic & Prosthetic Care began in 1997 when Don Dixon, a retired ABC-certified orthotist and prosthetist (CPO) with 25 years experience, was asked if he could assist Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, Ky., with financial and operational issues within its O & P Department.

Mr. Dixon assembled a team of professionals; Mike Mattingly, CPO, Keith Senn, and Tim Nutgrass, BOCP to analyze the issues & to develop and implement a strategic business plan.

Today the Kosair Children's O & P Facility is known as Center for Orthotic and Prosthetic Care, a privately owned venture company.

In just over 15 years time, COPC has expanded its services to include: Norton Medical Pavilion, Suburban East, & Kosair Charities Center in Louisville, KY; Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort, KY; Duke University Medical Center, & Duke University Medical Center North in Durham, NC.; and five (5) centers in North Carolina, New Albany, Indiana and locations in Binghamton, NY, Cooperstown, NY, Elmira, NY, Syracuse, NY and Geneva, NY.

COPC has recently expanded into Pennsylvania, with facilities in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Shamokin Dam, Bloomsburg and Williamsport.

Mission Statement & Our Guiding Principles

Our Mission is to develop Orthotic and Prosthetic centers that provide the highest level of patient care possible. We strive to ensure our programs are beneficial to the patients, employees, hospitals and are an asset to the surrounding communities within the Orthotic & Prosthetic industry.

  • We dedicate ourselves to enhancing the quality of life for physically challenged individuals.
  • We strive to educate ourselves, our patients, the public, and other healthcare professionals about issues of importance.
  • We challenge ourselves to develop new techniques and products.
  • We are committed to honesty, understanding, accountability, productivity, and respect for individuals.

Locations - Directions - Hours of Operation.

Locations - Directions

Contact Us

At the Center for Orthotic & Prosthetic Care, we relish any feedback, questions, and comments you are willing to provide.  Please take a moment to send us your questions or requests.

General Contact

Please e-mail us at:


Main Offices


Kosair Charities Center
982 Eastern Parkway
Louisville, Kentucky 40217
tel: 502.637.7717
fax: 502.637.9299

North Carolina

Duke University Medical Center
PO Box 3885, M04 Davison Bldg.
Durham, North Carolina 27710
tel: 919.684.2474
fax: 919.681.8496

For a complete listing of all offices, locations, and maps please click here - Locations.

Learning Centers and Central Fabrication

Central Fabrication

Center for Orthotic & Prosthetic Care manufactures virtually all of the custom devices patients need at its 6,000-square-foot Central Fabrication & Learning Center in Louisville, KY, as well at our 7,400 square foot Central Fabrication & Learning Center in Research Triangle Park, NC.  

Our skilled technicians use the latest advanced technologies, and working closely with our clinicians, provide each patient with the best fitting and most cosmetically and technically advanced product. Our patient care offices are outfitted with an on-site lab equipped with the tools and machinery to modify and provide the finishing touches to a device.

Learning Centers

At Center for Orthotic & Prosthetic Care, our Learning Centers provide on-going education to a multidisciplinary medical professional community with the patient at the center of our focus.

For our prosthetic patients, our purpose is to strengthen the team that has the privilege of working with patients who have undergone amputation surgery, as well as to help those patients become better informed and more confident about living with a prosthesis.

Our clinicians and patient care coordinators work closely together to provide referral sources with up to date and industry approved lecture materials along with coordination and scheduling.

Continuing Education: Prosthetics for Physical Therapists & Occupational Therapists

The vision of the COPC Education Series is to take our education efforts to the next level by providing the following courses.

COPC Continuing Educational Series Course Listing:

    1. Amputation & Prosthetic Overview
    2. Lower Limb Prosthetics: Transtibial
    3. Lower Limb Prosthetics: Transfemoral
    4. Lower Limb Prosthetic Function Level Prediction & Outcomes Measurement
    5. Lower Limb Prosthetic Gait Training
    6. Lower Limb Prosthetic Gait Analysis
    7. Upper Limb Prosthetics
    8. Prosthetic Advances
    9. Partial Foot, Ankle/Knee/hip Disarticulation & Transpelvic Prosthetics
    10. Microprocesser Controlled Knees

      Articles of Interest:

      Amputation Statistics.pdf


      Amputee Clinics

      Link to Duke Amputee Performance Clinic.

      Link to Peak Prosthetic Performance.