Prevent injury or help with rehabilitation.
We have a solution for everyone.
For whatever your needs may be, we offer complete solutions.
In order to maximize your mobility and function, our experienced and skilled team of Certified Orhotists and Orthotic Technicians will design and fabricate a custom prosthesis unique to your needs.
Upper Extremity Orthotics
Lower Extremity Orthotics
Lower extremity injuries or diseases, whether acute or chronic, can dramatically influence an individual’s mood, self-perception, and functional activity level. Orthotic bracing can be used for pain management, to prevent the risk of injury or re-injury, to maintain the position of a joint or body segment, or to control movement about a joint. Lower extremity orthoses can be worn beneath clothing, worn at night (night splints), or worn for certain activities. Successful orthotic intervention requires thorough education about the use of the brace(s) and frequent follow-up with the patient’s orthotist as well as the referring practitioner. This ensures that patients continue to benefit from the use of the device.
We have the perfect fit for you.
We want your experience with Colman Prosthetics & Orthotics to be educational, comforting and successful. We aim to fit individuals with a prosthesis that is comfortable and functional for all of your daily needs.
We pride ourselves on the quality of professionals and staff that we have at Colman’s. We are confident that our team will be able to answer your questions and help you explore all options available to you.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR FIRST VISIT
It’s a good idea to come 10-15 minutes before your first appointment to carefully fill out your health history form. Want to save time? Print and complete the form before you arrive.
Meeting your Prosthetist
Please understand that your prosthetist will need to examine the amputation area. Bring shorts or dress appropriately so that we are able to fully assess your limb and functional level. Your first visit may include taking a cast of your residual limb. If you already have a prosthesis, the first appointment may include a functional assessment and discussion regarding goals and expectations of your prosthesis.
Prosthetic intervention is initiated by taking a cast of the residual limb, which is then modified by the prosthetist and followed by the fabrication of a ‘prosthetic socket’. This socket is then fit to the patient, assessed for fit and function and aligned for optimal performance.
The Alberta Aids to Daily Living program will provide funding towards your every-day prosthesis. There are some limitations to this program that the prosthetist and billing staff will kindly go over and clarify any concerns that you may have. If you have extended benefits or other financial resources, you may be eligible for a secondary prosthesis. If you are curious about other prosthetic devices, please discuss this with your prosthetist.