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Baby Steps with John Rollo

Every now and then, we get the opportunity to provide care for an individual who sets themselves apart from the rest. We met John Rollo in January of 2014, shortly after he had undergone a series of medical procedures including a bilateral below the knee amputation. Mr. Rollo attended every appointment with a smile and a positive... View Article

A Positive Perception of “Care”- The Clinical Perspective

“What do I say?  What do I need to do? How can I help?  How do you handle a case, when they refuse care?  What is the best approach?  These are a few of many questions that linger in my thoughts when dealing with individuals looking for care.  To be honest, I don’t think there... 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

Brock Niagara Penguins

Recently, I had the opportunity to gain some insight about one of Niagara’s best athletic resources for individuals living with a physical disability that makes it difficult for them to participate in conventional sports. Head Coach Jim Davis talks about the team below: Can you tell us a little about yourself and your involvement with... View Article

Our Bioness Screening Day

Recently, the staff at our clinic inside the St. Catharines Hospital held a Screening Day for those interested in the Bioness L300 system.  The Screening Day is free of charge and there is no obligation or commitment to purchase at the end.  Continue reading below for an overview of the day: The Bioness L300 is... View Article

What I’ve learned over 20 years in P&O

As Certified Orthotist/Prosthetist Amedeo Buri celebrates his 20 year anniversary 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, the... 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 P&O

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