Latest News

Niagara Prosthetics and Orthotics' Winter 2019 Reading List

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

Screenshot 2018-10-01 12.02.38

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

prosthetic feet in different styles, designs, and technology. learn how the war helped the prosthetic industry grow with niagara prosthetics and orthotics

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

close-up of man's prosthetic leg. how to care, clean, and maintain your prothesis with niagara prosthetics and orthotics

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

patient trying on a custom knee brace. knee brace fitting. niagara prosthetics and orthotics.

Custom Made or Off The Shelf Knee Braces – Which One is Better?

This question is no stranger to us. There has been an on-going debate for years now about whether or not custom made knee braces are better than off the shelf knee braces and vice versa. At Niagara Prosthetics and Orthotics, we believe that there are two sides to every debate. Today we are going to... View Article

man adjusting to prosthesis after amputation surgery. 5 things to expect after amputation surgery. niagara prosthetics and orthotics.

What to Expect After Amputation Surgery

The months following amputation surgery are typically broken down in to a few stages. Although these stages are not the same for everyone as age, health, and diagnosis differ and are considered, this is a rough outline as to what one can expect during the recovery process: 1. Hospital recovery During the early stages of... View Article

laptop with crumpled paper and stethoscope. This is a young clinician's story on how she got in to the prosthetics and orthotics industry at Niagara PO.

From Student to Clinician: This is Katie Kalchman’s Story

As a university student it can be very intimidating, and at times scary knowing that you will be entering the “adult” world of work and a career. So, when that fourth and final year comes around, many students panic at the question: “What are you going to do next year?” Some people know the answer... View Article

man jogging on a path in the spring time. how exercise can hep prevent and manage diabetes. niagara prosthetics and orthotics.

How to Prevent and Manage Diabetes

What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic disease which impacts the lives of millions of people around the globe. This condition causes the body to improperly process food for the use of energy. To better grasp the concept, you will first need to understand how insulin impacts your body. Here’s an example: when you eat, your... View Article