ASOP Casting   
  & Bracing Workshop

Students from the Freeport, Bahamas workshop show off their plaster casts 
University of South Carolina Medical School
Charles Barocas, CO, ROT
Mr. Barocas is a American Board Certified Orthotist. He is a graduate of the Hospital for Joint Diseases, NYC, and the Academy of Health Sciences, US Army. Mr. Barocas has over forty-seven years of experience in clinical orthopedics.

He has been on staff at Bronx Lebanon Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Special Surgery Hospital in New York City. From 1980 to 1990, Mr. Barocas was the X-ray technologist/orthopedic technologist/orthotist for Washington Heights Orthopedic Services, an orthopedic-only emergency room in New York City. He has been a Board Certified Orthotist since 1980.

Mr. Barocas has served in the New York State Army National Guard with the 102nd Medical Battalion and the Americal Division in Vietnam where he was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in combat. He was a member of the medical team at the Lake Placid Winter Olympic Games in 1980. More recently he has been the clinical coordinator/orthotist at Baysports Orthopedic Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. Mr. Barocas is an adjunct professor at St. Petersburg College where he instructs students in fracture casting techniques in the Physician Assistant program.

His unique experiences in front line orthopedics and the love for his work have been the catalyst to start the American Society of Orthopedic Professionals and its training programs.

Mr. Barocas is now working with college level athletic training programs setting up ASOP approved  casting and bracing courses for Athletic Training students.This will allow AT students to sit for the ROT and OBT exams in the 4th academic year of college.  18 major universities have signed up for the first year with over 400 students taking ASOP college level instruction.


Kyle Nagy, ROT has over 25 years experience in orthopedic casting and bracing. Starting his career as a licensed x-ray technologist in an orthopedic office he soon found it necessary to "learn" casting and attended a weekend course given by Charles Barocas in Florida. After 5 years of perfecting his skills, Mr Nagy progressed to brace fitting and soon was in-charge of a branch office of Generation 2 (now owned by Ossur) fitting unloader OA bracing. Kyle now has his own company representing softgoods and custom brace manufacturers. He serves on the board of ASOP as co-director and instructs at many workshops and the Annual ASOP Las Vegas Symposium.

Jack Hart, ROT, OTC Jack has more than 27 years of experience in orthopedics and is currently employed with Kaiser Permanente in Southern California.  He has immense knowledge in the clinical and emergency department setting in pediatric and adult fracture casting, ER splinting, and is our total contact cast for the diabetic foot key note instructor at our annual advanced casting workshop in Las Vegas.  Jack is also a licensed X-Ray Technician and Emergency Medical Technician broadening his knowledge in the healthcare field.  He is a past Vice President of the National Association of Orthopedic Technologists and a past President of the Association of Orthopedic Technologists of California.  Jack is our Western Regional trainer for ASOP and has served our organization for more than 10 years training orthopedic professionals to enhance their development in fracture immobilization.