Education

Optimal comfort. Optimal function. Without question, these are the two most important aspects of any prosthesis or orthosis. They bring freedom.

At the forefront of clinical practice, our team of professionals takes a truly rehabilitative approach to help every client reach that freedom. How? We put new technologies, continuing education and best practices to work in order to match clients’ unique requirements and expectations.

With every fit we look deeper than the injury or chonic ailment. First we consider the underlying medical cause and resulting effects of the problem. Then we assess the overall health and lifestyle of the patient. Those factors help us define the requirements of the orthopedic appliance, orthotic or prosthetic.

Many pathologies can be treated with orthotic and prosthetic care.  Here we will offer a resource to provide you with the information about some pathologies and conditions that we are able to treat. As well we will be posting our on-going newletters.

Prosthethic and Orthotic Awareness Newsletters

Volume 1: Custom Foot Orthoses as Treatment for Medial Compartment Osteoarthritis

Volume 2: Defining the Certified Orthotist

Volume 3: Amputee Management At Any Age

Volume 4: Conservative Management of the Osteoarthritic Ankle: An Alternative to Arthrodesis

Volume 5: Conservative Management of Morton’s Neuroma- A Biomechanical Approach

Volume 6: Functional Electrical Stimulation- A New Device to Treat Spastic Drop Foot

Common Pathologies

  • Diabetes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Osteo Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Shin Splints

Why choose a Certified Orthotist?

Orthotists in Canada are highly trained, certified experts in the specialized science of custom orthoses. Although there are many avenues to access a variety of orthotic devices, a certified specialist will ensure treatment is a part of your overall medical evaluation and long-term management.

Certified orthotists look much deeper than the single injury or chronic ailment. They will consider the underlying medical cause and resulting effects of the problem, as well as the overall health and lifestyle of the patient to help define the requirements of the orthopedic appliance, protective device or brace.

You can also be confident that your certified orthotist is up to date in today’s technology through mandatory professional development and ongoing certification requirements. In-depth technical and clinical training is required, as well as an extended internship period prior to receiving certification in Canada.

Whether your orthotic requirements are the result of injury, disease or congenital problems, be sure to have your doctor refer you to a certified orthotist and member of CAPO.