Our dedication to leading technology ensures that our patients get the best resolution for their needs in both orthotics and prosthetics.
Our orthotic and prosthetic practitioners have many years of experience and offer guidance and support for patients throughout the entire process, from consultation to fitting. Our dedication to leading technology ensures that our patients get the best resolution for their needs in both orthotics and prosthetics. Our partnerships with hospitals and educational facilities allow us to be responsive and modern – providing the best care in Calgary.
All patients are assessed and treated by a Certified Orthotist or Prosthetist who, after a four year training program, has successfully completed a rigorous examination set forth by The Canadian Board for Certification of Prosthetists and Orthotists.
Upper extremity prosthetics can be used in many cases. We have patients who have lost part of a finger, and some who are missing all or part of the shoulder. Some of the devices used are purely cosmetic, acting as a passive functioning prosthesis. Other devices are full-functioning, whether body powered or electric.
Some amputees will have a variety of prosthetic devices depending on their activities. Prosthetic intervention is initiated by taking a cast of a patient’s residual limb, which is then modified and formed out of various materials into a ‘prosthetic socket’. This socket is then fit to the patient, assessed for fit and function and aligned for optimal performance.
Upper extremity prostheses can be designed for the following types of amputations:
- Partial Hand
- Wrist Disarticulation
- Transradial (below elbow)
- Elbow Disarticulation
- Transhumeral (above elbow)
- Shoulder Disarticulation
There is a range of upper extremity injuries and diseases that can be carefully treated with the use of orthoses. Orthotic bracing can be used for pain management, prophylactically to prevent the risk of injury or re-injury, and post-operatively to maintain the position of a joint or body segment or to control movement about a joint.
Braces for the upper body can be custom-off-the-shelf or custom made in-house braces, including devices for shoulder injuries all the way to wrist-hand complex injuries and thumb support.
Upper extremity orthotics can be designed for:
- Upper Arm
Lower extremity prosthetics are useful for a variety of amputations, from lost toes to a partial hip or pelvis. Almost all lower-limb amputees are candidates for prosthetic care as long as their prosthesis can aid in a better quality of life, improve safety, or increase one’s activity level. Prostheses can be made for activity-specific tasks and/or for everyday use. Since every patient is unique, we guarantee that all of our prosthetic work is individually customized for each patient. Prosthetic intervention is initiated by taking a cast of an individuals’ residual limb, which is then modified and formed out of various materials into a ‘prosthetic socket’. This socket is then fit to the individual, assessed for fit and function and aligned for optimal performance.
Lower extremity prostheses can be designed for the following types of amputations:
- Partial Foot
- Ankle Disarticulation (Symes)
- Transtibial (below knee)
- Knee Disarticulation
- Van Ness Rotationplasty
- Transfemoral (above knee)
- Hip Disarticulation
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 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.
Lower extremity orthotics are designed for:
- Hip Abduction Orthosis
- Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO)
- Aircast Walker
- Ankle-Foot Orthosis (AFO)
- Night Splint
- Custom Made Foot Orthoses
- Aspen Collar
- Thoracolumbosacral Orthosis – TLSO
- Lumbosacral Orthosis LSO