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Which Orthotic Casting Method is Best?

Creating an exact replica of your foot is a critical step in the production of the custom foot orthotics we make at Kawartha Prosthetics and Orthotics. That precise replica of your foot is then used to mould materials around it to produce a custom foot orthotic that addresses the specific needs of your unique feet.... View Article

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

Osseointegration: 8 Testimonial Quotes You Need to Read

On February 21, 2019, we brought together four amazing clients to tell their unique stories about their personal Osseointegration journeys on a Facebook Live broadcast. Two of our panel members had already had their Osseointegration surgeries and two are awaiting their surgeries. The complete 60-minute broadcast can be viewed here, but for those who’d like... View Article

Osseointegration: Straight From The Source

Join us for a Facebook Live broadcast on February 21st While Canadian amputees, including some of our own clients from Kawartha Prosthetics and Orthotics, have been travelling abroad for Osseointegration surgery for several years now, 2018 marked the beginning of an exciting new chapter for amputees in Canada. The first Osseointegration surgery was performed in... 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

5 Books We Can’t Wait to Start Reading

When the snow starts to fly and the wind starts to howl, it’s the perfect time to stay inside with a great book. Here are a few choices that are on the bookshelves of some of our Kawartha Prosthetics and Orthotics staff for the months ahead. Look for these titles at your local library or... View Article

Devices and Deals for Your Next Set of Wheels

Is there car shopping in your future? Did you know that several Canadian automotive manufacturers offer financial assistance to help vehicle owners with some of the costs associated with adapting their newly purchased or leased vehicle to meet their needs? From hand and foot controls to steering devices and lifts, there are a wide range... View Article

The War Amps Celebrates 100 Years of Helping Canadians

One hundred years ago, a network of amputee war veterans returning from the First World War united together under the common goal to serve other amputees and The War Amps was born. Over time, their scope has grown from supporting amputees who lost limbs in the line of duty to serving all Canadian amputees, including... View Article

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How The World War Helped The Prosthetic Industry

Many doctors, including ourselves, credit the world war for pushing the prosthetic industry to where it is today. Without the urgency and demands needed during the time of war, the prosthetic and amputation industry wouldn’t have advanced as quickly as it did. Now, we understand that the world war was a very scary time 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