Category: Orthotics

Spring Shoe Shopping Made Easy for Orthotic Wearers

After a long, slushy winter, spring has finally arrived! That means it is time to transition from winter boots to spring shoes. We asked Laura Pantano, a Certified Canadian Pedorthist who works at our partner clinic in Niagara, for some spring shoe shopping suggestions for orthotic wearers. According to Laura, “Custom-made foot orthotics will only... View Article

New Year’s Resolutions? Let us help!

Who says you have to tackle your 2019 goals without a little help? In fact, having a support team behind you can help make sticking to your New Year’s resolutions right through until December a little easier!  We put our heads together to come up with a few ways we could help Kawartha Prosthetics and... View Article

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Caring for Your Orthotics

Why Is Proper Orthotic Care Important? Proper orthotic care is important for two major reasons: prolonging the life of your inserts and effectiveness. With proper care you able to restore the shape of your orthotics, ultimately impacting its effectiveness, longevity, and other potential troublesome concerns like odor. How to Clean Your Orthotics To keep orthotics clean... View Article

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Are Custom Made Braces Better Than ‘Off The Shelf’ Braces?

The short answer to this question is: No. Each bracing option is great for different reasons and purposes therefore, one is not better than the other! Now, we know that is probably not the answer you were looking for but let us explain more. Each bracing option has its perks and each one is used... View Article

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How Katie Kalchman went from Student to Clinician

Katie Kalchman, Niagara Prosthetics and Orthotics‘ very own clinician, shares how she started out in the industry – from student to professional. We hope her story inspires those looking or interested in taking part in this diverse industry, take a look at how Katie got to where she is today: “As a university student it can be... View Article

What I’ve learned over 20 years in Prosthetics & Orthotics

As Certified Orthotist/Prosthetist Amedeo Buri celebrates his 20 year anniversary with us, he takes a look back to where it all started- what has changed, and what has remained the same… July 01,1996. It was my first day of work at Niagara Prosthetics and Orthotics. I started my internship under the supervision of Rob Gabourie,... View Article

The “Softer Side” of Prosthetics and Orthotics

Last week I sat down with Certified Orthotist Michael Chouinard C.O. (c). Mike has been with us for over 25 years, and has been in the P & O industry for a total of 36 years.  Looking to receive some insight on a more personal level, I figured who better to provide that than somebody who... View Article