Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association

Enhancing Neurological Recovery Through Vision Rehabilitation

Professional Resources

The Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association encourages an interdisciplinary team approach among all professionals who provide rehabilitative services to individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury.

Following is a listing of North America-based (US & Canada) and international professional associations and organizations where you can find additional information about these professionals and the services they offer.

Chiropractic
Naturopathic Medicine
Neurology
Nutrition
Occupational Therapy
Ophthalmology
Optometry
Psychology
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Physical Therapy
Rehabilitation
Speech-Language-Hearing
Sports Vision
International


Chiropractic

American Chiropractic Association

www.acatoday.org
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is the largest professional chiropractic organization in the United States. 


Naturopathic Medicine

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

www.naturopathic.org
The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) is the national professional society representing licensed naturopathic doctors. The AANP’s physician members are graduates of naturopathic medical schools accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education.  
 Members also include naturopathic medicine students and other health care professionals. 


Neurology

American Academy of Neurology

www.aan.com
Mission: To promote the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care and enhance member career satisfaction.

American Association of Neurological Surgeons

www.aans.org
The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) is a scientific and educational association with more than 10,000 members worldwide. It is dedicated to advancing the specialty of neurological surgery in order to provide the highest quality of neurosurgical care to the public. Fellows of the AANS are board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or the Mexican Council of Neurological Surgery, A.C.

American Neurological Association

www.myana.org
The American Neurological Association is a professional society of academic neurologists and neuroscientists devoted to advancing the goals of academic neurology; to training and educating neurologists and other physicians in the neurologic sciences; and to expanding both our understanding of diseases of the nervous system and our ability to treat them.

International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation

www.iafnr.org
The International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation (IAFNR) promotes, protects and advances interdisciplinary scientific and clinical Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation Sciences at the national and international levels. The Mission of IAFNR is to support and present world class research in the area of Functional Neurology.

International Brain Injury Association

www.internationalbrain.org
The International Brain Injury Association (IBIA) is dedicated to the development and support of multidisciplinary medical and clinical professionals, advocates, policy makers, consumers and others who work to improve outcomes and opportunities for persons with brain injury.


Nutrition

American Nutrition Association

www.americannutritionassociation.org
The American Nutrition Association is a non-profit organization on a mission to promote optimal health through nutrition education.


Occupational Therapy

The American Occupational Therapy Association

www.aota.org
The American Occupational Therapy Association is a national professional association that represents the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services. Current AOTA membership is approximately 60,000, including occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and occupational therapy students


Ophthalmology

American Academy of Ophthalmology

www.aao.org
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons.  The mission of the American Academy of Ophthalmology is to protect sight and empower lives by serving as an advocate for patients and the public, leading ophthalmic education, and advancing the profession of ophthalmology.


Optometry

American Optometric Association

www.aoa.org
The American Optometric Association is the leading authority on quality care and an advocate for our nation's health, representing more than 44,000 doctors of optometry (O.D.), optometric professionals and optometry students. 

College of Optometrists in Vision Development

www.covd.org
The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) is a non-profit, international membership association of eye care professionals including optometrists, optometry students, and vision therapists., COVD provides board certification for optometrists and vision therapists who are prepared to offer state-of-the-art services in: Behavioral and Developmental vision care, Vision Therapy, and Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation.

The Optometric Extension Program Foundation

www.oepf.org
The Optometric Extension Program Foundation is an international organization* dedicated to the advancement of the discipline of optometry through the gathering and dissemination of information on vision and the visual process.

College of Syntonic Optometry

www.collegeofsyntonicoptometry.com
The College of Syntonic Optometry is an active and growing post-graduate educational organization with branches in Australia, Europe, Mexico, and Great Britain. Established in 1933, its members include optometrists and other health professionals and supporters from around the world. Those who achieve a clinical level of experience and mastery are awarded the status of Fellow.


Psychology

American Psychological Association

www.apa.org
The American Psychological Association is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 115,700 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.


Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

www.aapmr.org
Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), also known as physiatry or rehabilitation medicine, aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.  The Academy is the primary medical society for the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation .


Physical Therapy

Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy

www.neuropt.org
The Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy (ANPT) is one of 18 specialty sections within the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Its mission is to serve neurologic physical therapy providers and to advance evidence-based practice, education, and research in neurologic physical therapy. There are seven special interest groups within the Academy which include Assistive Technology/Seating & Wheeled Mobility, Balance and Falls, Brain Injury, Degenerative Diseases, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke and Vestibular Rehabilitation. These special interest groups provide a forum to discuss advances in practice and the challenges of patient care within these specialty areas.

American Physical Therapy Association

www.apta.org
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is an individual membership professional organization representing more than 100,000 member physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy. APTA seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy's role in the nation's health care system.


Rehabilitation

The National Rehabilitation Association

www.nationalrehab.org
The National Rehabilitation Association (NRA) is the oldest professional member organization in the United States that advocates for the rights of individuals with disabilities while also promoting high quality, ethical, and collaborative practice across the rehabilitation profession. The NRA is comprised of counselors, educators, researchers, and diverse agents of community integration.


Speech-Language-Hearing

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

www.asha.org
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 198,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.


Sports Vision

The International Sports Vision Association

www.sportsvision.pro
An organization of Optometrists, Athletic Trainers, Therapists, Physicians or Sports Teams dedicated to evaluating, training and improving vision performance in athletes. The focus of the organization is to promote prevention of sports vision injuries, vision enhancement therapy, prevention and treatment of concussive injuries for athletes, contact lenses and other eyewear options for athletes.


International

The Australian College of Behavioural Optometrists

www.acbo.org.au
Provides Australian, New Zealand and Asian optometrists with education and training in behavioural optometry.

Behavioral Optometry Academy Foundation

www.boaf-eu.org
The Behavioral Optometry Academy Foundation (BOAF) is a network of highly qualified and interdisciplinary open minded Optometrists, with a specialist interest in how vision affects human performance. Because BOAF is a multilingual organization this website is featured with "Google-Translate". But, it also provides three separate language sections: German, Italian and English.

Canadian Optometrists in Vision Therapy & Rehabilitation

www.visiontherapycanada.com
Dedicated to enhancing optometric education and public awareness of Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation to improve the lives of our patients.

Consejo Mexicano de Optimetria Funcional

www.comof.mx
The Council of Functional Optometry is an international organization of optometrists, visual therapists, professionals from related fields and students. 

Sociedad Internacional de Optometria del Desarrollo y del Comportamiento (Madrid)

www.siodec.org
Non-profit association of optometrists who work under the behavioral philosophy, dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of visual problems of children and adults and their relationship with the activities that take place daily.

Societá Optometrica Italiana

www.sopti.it
Technical-scientific association with the aim of promoting the development and diffusion of optometric culture and responsible practice.