Other than a family doctor, a Prosthetist is usually a patient’s longest serving and most frequently visited healthcare partner. Many young amputees work with the same Prosthetist throughout their growing years and into adulthood. Our completely unique skill set, as the only specialists in this field, enables us to apply a broad knowledge of prosthetic componentry and materials technology to produce anatomical and biomechanical function.
Prosthetists are an integral part of a rehabilitation team; working closely with surgeons, primary care physicians and physiotherapists to ensure rehabilitation goals are met and maximum function is achieved.
Initial functional and physical assessments
Monitoring changes in a patient's condition
Selecting the most appropriate combination of prosthetic components
Design and fabrication of prosthetic sockets
Optimizing functional ability with proper set‐up of prostheses
Training patients on proper use, care and maintenance of prostheses
Ongoing adjustments, routine service and replacement of prostheses or components
Common treatments that we provide and medical conditions that we treat:
Shoulder Disticulation Prosthesis
Wrist Disarticulation Prosthesis
Partial Hand Prosthesis
Hip Disticulation Prosthesis
Knee Disticulation Prosthesis
Symes/Anule Disticulation Prosthesis
Partial Foot Prosthesis
Since treatments are highly customized, we have only listed common prosthetic treatments; please contact a Prosthetist to see how we can help you.