Foot Orthotics are orthopaedic devices used to change and/or control biomechanical forces on the feet. At Kawartha Prosthetics & Orthotics we are experts in Foot Orthotic design, fabrication, and fitting.
We hand fabricate all our devices on-site, with access to a wide range of materials and techniques. Each is custom-designed and created to meet the biomechanical and lifestyle needs of the client. Foot orthotics can be used for the treatment of a number of symptoms or disorders such as:
- Patellar femoral knee pain
- Plantar Fasciitis / Heel Spurs
- Improved athletic performance
Other common uses and pathologies related to foot orthotics can be found through related websites on our Links Page.
Prosthetics is the art and science of replacing missing limbs for functional and cosmetic purposes. At Kawartha Prosthetics & Orthotics our Certified Prosthetist is an expert in design, fabrication, fitting, and maintenance; all directed toward the best possible care of our clients living with an amputation. Our full service, on-site technical facility also allows us to provide exemplary and timely care.
In addition, our team can help clients to access a variety of funding sources such as: Ministry of Health Assistive Devices, War Amps and CHAMPS. Additional information about componentry, funding, fitting and maintenance guides, stump care, prosthetic socks, prosthetics aids, and community groups dedicated to supporting people living with amputations can be found on our Client Resources and Links pages.
For an outline of the prosthesis fitting procedure please feel free to check out the Kawartha Prosthetics & Orthotics Blog Page.
Certified Prosthetist Andrew Litner talks about the importance of a well-fitting prosthesis:
“Every patient’s limb is different. And that’s why every prosthetic socket as well has to be different. Our staff work closely with you to ensure that every prosthesis fits as it should. We are dedicated to attaining the best possible results for our clients and that’s what sets us apart from the rest!”
Braces are orthopedic appliances worn on the body, that are used to change and/or control the biomechanical forces of limbs or the spine. At Kawartha Prosthetics & Orthotics we are experts in brace design, fabrication, fitting, maintenance and provision. In addition to our expert assessment and design services, we have a full service manufacturing and service facility to provide the best possible care to our clients. We are also able to help clients access a variety of funding options for these types of prescribed orthopedic appliances.
Braces can be used for the treatment of a number of symptoms or disorders such as:
- Osteoarthritis of the knee
- ACL knee injury
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
Cranial Remolding Helmets
Plagiocephaly, Brachycephaly, Scaphocephaly or any combination of the three has increased since the early 90’s due to the introduction of the back to sleep program. Asymmetries or flattening of the head occur due to external forces in a prolonged position. Common causes are, extended time spent in a neonatal unit, the birth process, position in the womb, torticollis and the infant’s preferred sleeping position.
To assess and determine if a helmet is needed, quantitative measurements are required to determine the severity of the head shape.
We use a 3D scanner to obtain and compile a detailed report of the child’s head. The report can be used to compare pre-and post-treatment measurements to visually see the effectiveness of the helmet.
The best outcomes are achieved when helmet therapy is implemented between 5-6months. At this time the child is growing exponentially and the cranium is malleable. Starting helmet therapy after 6 months will not obtain the same results. Therefore, early intervention is vital when dealing with asymmetries of the infant head.
– Alisha –