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Spring Shopping Guide: Orthotic-Friendly Shoes

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 Niagara Prosthetics and Orthotics, for some spring shoe shopping suggestions for orthotic wearers. According to Laura, “Custom-made foot orthotics will only work... 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 Niagara 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

4 Ways We Can Help You Rock Your New Year’s Resolutions

There’s no rule that you have to tackle your 2019 goals all by yourself. In fact, having a support team of professionals can help you stack the deck when it comes to sticking to your New Year’s resolutions right through until December!  In the spirit of helping our clients make 2019 their best year yet,... View Article

5 Books to Dig Into This Winter

Winter is a perfect time to curl up with a great read. Here are a few choices that are on the reading lists of some of our Niagara Prosthetics and Orthotics and Niagara Wheelchairs and Seating staff for the months ahead. Look for these titles at your local library or bookstore. Run, Don’t Walk: The... View Article

Five Other Ways the War Amps Helps

One hundred years ago, a group of amputee war veterans returning from the First World War banded together under the common goal to help other amputees and The War Amps was born. While their initial goal was to support fellow veterans, over time the scope of this organization has grown to serve all Canadian amputees,... View Article

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Technology Advancements in The Prosthetic Industry

Prosthetic technology has been around for awhile now. In fact, Caulfield Hospital located in Mebourne, Australia has been treating amputee veterans since 1916 and to this day have a display of veteran prostheses dating back to over a 100 years! In that display, you are able to see the drastic change in technology, from materials used... View Article

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How to Care for Your Prosthesis

In most situations, a professional will walk you through how to properly use and care for your prosthesis. With so many challenges that come with this lifestyle change, we understand that patients may not remember every detail instructed and shared with them during this time. With that in mind, we wanted to create a go-to... View Article

regain mobility after a stroke with proper tools like wheelchair and a cane. niagara prosthetics and orthotics share tips on rebuilding strength and balance after a stroke.

Regaining Mobility After a Stroke

Have you ever thought about how complex walking actually is? Think about it: your brain and body must work together to create complex movements involving your legs, arms, and feet, making sure they bend just right and that weight is shifted accordingly. Most people don’t realize how complex this concept is until they lose their... View Article