I was surprised by the letter I received from our AOPA [American
Orthotic & Prosthetic Association] president, Michael E.
Hamontree, but not upset. The simple fact is that a break between
AOPA and the Academy [American Academy of Orthotists &
Prosthetists] has been coming for a long time. While in theory the
three “sister organizations” are equals, in practice AOPA has long
dominated any discussions of policy or politics.