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"Rebuilding Lives"

About Us
Ability Orthopedics is an independently owned facility. Jim Rubel began his career working in his father's orthotic and prosthetic facility as a young man. After graduating from Lenoir Rhyne College in 1984, he continued his education at Northwestern University Medical School. He graduated from that program in 1985 and in 1990 he opened Ability Orthopedics. He works with his wife Cathy who is a certified pedorthist and registered fitter. They have four children.
Our facilities are certified by The American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC). ABC mandates the high quality and patient care standards that our facility must meet to maintain ABC certification.
Our practitioners, in addition to being certified by ABC, are also certified by the Board for Certification in Pedorthics (BCP) and The American Orthotics & Prosthetics Association (AOPA). These Boards' certification process involves meeting stringent standards of care and treatment in the following areas of competency:

  • Clinical Assessment
  • Patient Management
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Technical Implementation
  • Practice Management

To acquire these competencies and achieve certification, our practitioners must undergo a process that includes education and experience, as well as demonstration of their skill/competency by examination. In addition, our practitioners are required to maintain a prescribed amount of approved continuing education to maintain their certification and assure continuing competency inthe care they provide. Our practitioners provide patients with the quality care they deserve and are focused on quality products and excellent service.