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The Importance of Proper Footwear

Our feet take us from one place to another. Our feet give us the freedom to jump, run, and dance. Needless to say, we rely heavily on our feet to help us get through the day. Because foot health is not often talked about, many people forget how important it is to take care of our... View Article

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What is Osseointegration?

Established in the 1950s, the term osseointegration was founded by Professor Per-Ingvar Brånemark when he discovered the integration ability of human bone and titanium metal. This breakthrough discovery played a large role in his career but an even bigger role in the future of prosthetics. Even now, osseointegration is used to attach artificial limbs to the human skeleton permanently. How does osseointegration... 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

Brock-Niagara Centre for Health and Well-Being

Located on Lockhart Drive in St. Catharines, the Brock- Niagara Centre for Health and Well-Being is like a hidden gem for those with fitness goals that are not as conventional as others. “The Brock-Niagara Centre for Health and Well-Being is a 5600 square foot gym fully equipped to meet all exercise needs. This includes over... 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

Runway of Dreams

At Niagara Prosthetics & Orthotics we are continually amazed by the people, organizations, and causes that have in some way positively changed the lives of those who need it most. The group that was brought to our attention most recently is called “Runway of Dreams”, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to developing adaptive clothing... View Article

Conductive Silicone

Silicone has made a huge impact on the prosthetic community over the last couple of decades. As an interface between the skin of the prosthetic user and the prosthesis, it has proved to be far superior to prosthetic socks in most cases. For upper extremity myoelectric users, conductive silicone is available for fabrication into a... View Article

The Financial Side of a New Prosthesis

Is it time for a new prosthesis, or maybe this is your first one. The dreaded question, how am I going to pay for this? Kawartha Prosthetics and Orthotics not only manufactures your prosthesis, but assists you through the entire billing process. I bet you didn’t know there are a wide variety of additional funding sources... View Article

Phantom Limb Pain

Phantom limb pain (PLP) refers to ongoing painful sensations that seem to be coming from the part of the limb that is no longer there. The limb is gone, but the pain is real!  Unlike pain that is caused by trauma directly to a limb, PLP is thought to be caused by mixed signals from... View Article

Our Monday Motivation

We were so excited to read this testimonial from a parent of one of our clients that we had to share! So happy both parent and child had such a positive experience with Niagara Prosthetics & Orthotics. We also LOVE this helmet! “My experience with Niagara Prosthetics and Orthotics has been so very wonderful. My... View Article