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PROSTHETICS

Tabor Melwood

 Practitioner – CP (c)
Certified Prosthetist

Tabor initially started working as a prosthetic technician and was captivated by the outlook of the patients he met; their perspective in general, and their ability to overcome obstacles. After beginning his education in biochemistry, Tabor completed his clinical schooling at BCIT and finished his residency at Colman Prosthetics and Orthotics where he has been since.

 

Ron Handkamer

Practitioner – CPO (c)
Certified Prosthetist, Orthotist

Ron worked at the Calgary General Hospital as chief prosthetist beginning in 1980, until 1986, when he joined with Arthur Colman and founded Colman Prosthetics.

John Sowerbutts

 Practitioner – CP (c)
Certified Prosthetist

After spending several years as the department head of Prosthetics and Orthotics at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, John joined Colman P&O in 1987. This led him to heading the paediatric prosthetics at Colman, where he has kept many of his patients for over two decades.

Candice Jay

Practitioner – CP (c)
Certified Prosthetist

Candice began her education with a bachelors in Kinesiology, and is a graduate from the Clinical Methods in Orthotics and Prosthetics from George Brown College. Her attention to detail is something that does not go unnoticed by colleagues and patients alike.

Matt Menard

Practitioner – CO (c)
Resident Prosthetist

After completing his bachelors in science, Matt graduated with honours from the prosthetics and orthotics program at BCIT and joined Colman as a resident orthotist. Matt is now a certified orthotist and is currently continuing his education in a prosthetic residency. Outside of work, Matt’s enjoys woodworking and spending time with his Irish Wolfhound.

Ross Mackenzie

Technician – RTPO (c)
Registered Technician
Prosthetic, Orthotic

With Ross’ education in the prosthetics and orthotics field beginning at BCIT, his 30+ years of continued hands-on experience has made him into one of the most valuable assets of Colman. Aside from his dedication to Colman, Ross enjoys spending time with his family, modifying/renovating his home, and riding his bike to work (almost) everyday.

Najib Rubio

Apprentice Technician Internship
Prosthetic

Najib is currently in his 5th year of prosthetic technician internship. With this, he will have completed all of the necessary course work and hours by Fall of 2018. He has proven to be technically competent in educating himself in all aspects of the industry, and continues to succeed in creating an efficient and well managed work place. Najib keeps himself busy with running a couple of business ventures on the side, as well as being involved in competitive soccer & boxing.

Ben Norris

Apprentice Technician
Prosthetic

Recently, Ben started his prosthetic technician apprenticeship at Colman P&O. Since a young age, he has had a background in framing, and more recently, post tension cabling. With this, he has a vast understanding of the technical side working with his hands & tools. Ben spends his summers cycling, and his winters skiing, amongst many other outdoor activities. He also spends an extensive amount of time volunteering in the local community.

ORTHOTICS

Mark Baumgartner

Practitioner – CO (c)
Certified Orthotist

Mark has been with Colman for several years as a partner in the orthotics discipline. Mark studied clinical neuroscience before becoming intrigued by the creativity involved in orthotics. Approaching an injury with design and creativity in mind has helped Mark become a well-known expert in orthotics.

Ken Laidlaw

Practitioner – CO (c)
Certified Orthotist

Ken is a Calgary native who joined Colman in 1994 after studying at British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). Ken’s favorite thing about Colman is the diversity among its employees – each practitioner has a unique offering in order to deliver the best service to our patients.

Stacey Brown

Practitioner – CO (c)
Certified Orthotist

Stacey started with Colman in May 2014, and specializes in children’s orthotics. When she’s not in the office, Stacey enjoys walking her dogs, skiing, and spending time with family.

Melissa Church

Practitioner – CO (c)
Certified Orthotist

Melissa enjoys working with all patient populations, although her speciality is paediatrics. She worked primarily in paediatrics during her orthotics residency in Calgary, and completed her school placement at a children’s rehabilitation hospital in Toronto. She graduated from the BCIT Prosthetics and Orthotics program after completing her Bachelors of Kinesiology at UBC. Recently, she obtained her Master’s of Science in Rehabilitation Science through McMaster University.

Tony Hoang

Technician
Orthotic

SUPPORT STAFF

Caitlin

North Reception

Joanna

North Reception

Christa

North Reception

Michelle

South Reception

Jennifer, RN

Patient Care Coordinator

Leanne

Billing

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Bookkeeping

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Shipping/Receiving

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