Joint Active Systems, Inc. in Effingham, IL has received Central Fabrication Accreditation from the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Inc. (ABC), an independent, not-for-profit organization which has been providing facility accreditation since 1948.

ABC’s evaluation of Joint Active Systems, Inc. includes a thorough review of the physical environment and organization function of our custom orthotics fabrication facility.

“Receiving ABC’s new Central Fabrication Accreditation is a significant achievement, one that recognizes outstanding performance by Joint Active Systems, Inc., says Catherine A. Carter, Executive Director of ABC. “The management should be commended for their commitment to best business practices and process improvement.”

Founded in 1948, ABC is dedicated to improving the quality of the nation’s orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic care through accreditation and certification. ABC encourages both patient care and central fabrication facilities to meet or exceed quality standards through accreditation and the teaching of quality improvement concepts. The Central Fabrication Accreditation program is ABC’s newest accreditation program serving the orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic community.

Joint Active Systems Inc. (JAS) specializes in the manufacturing of turnbuckle orthoses, SPS rehabilitation devices and dynamic splints used to treat ROM loss in extremity joints. JAS currently manufactures 4 unique ROM therapy product lines, offering a broad variety of therapeutic treatment options for restoring joint motion, from the finger to the toe.

“We are extremely pleased to have achieved this designation,” states Boris Bonutti, President. “Central Fabrication 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 specialized rehabilitation devices for restoration of joint motion, and reflects our commitment to the profession.”

The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Inc. has been credentialing practitioners and accrediting organizations since 1948 in accordance with established standards of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient care. As a not-for-profit organization, ABC’s mission is to establish and promote the highest standards of organizational and clinical performance in the delivery of orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic services. The ABC advances the competency of practitioners, promotes the quality and effectiveness orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic care; and maintains the integrity of the profession.

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