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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

The Financial Side of a New Prosthesis

Is it time for a new prosthesis, or maybe this is your first one. The dreaded question, how am I going to pay for this? Niagara Prosthetics and Orthotics not only manufactures your prosthesis, but assists you through the entire billing process. I bet you didn’t know there are a wide variety of additional funding... View Article

Phantom Limb Pain

Phantom limb pain (PLP) refers to ongoing painful sensations that seem to be coming from the part of the limb that is no longer there. The limb is gone, but the pain is real!  Unlike pain that is caused by trauma directly to a limb, PLP is thought to be caused by mixed signals from... View Article

Our Monday Motivation

We were so excited to read this testimonial from a parent of one of our clients that we had to share! So happy both parent and child had such a positive experience with Niagara Prosthetics & Orthotics. We also LOVE this helmet! “My experience with Niagara Prosthetics and Orthotics has been so very wonderful. My... View Article

To Cover or Not to Cover… That is the Question

At Niagara Prosthetics & Orthotics, we meet women and men of all ages, and all walks of life. Each and every individual we meet has their own story, and their own reason for becoming an amputee. One of the biggest areas of interest to our staff is cosmetic coverings for prosthetics. Some amputees like to be creative... View Article

Client Case Study – Knee Instability and Foot Drop

Every now and then we see a client that presents with significant difficulty, whether it be a congenital or acquired condition. The results can be extraordinary when the client is fit with a device that assists in decreasing pain or increasing mobility. We decided to conduct a case study on one of our clients who... View Article

3D Printing: As Good As It Gets?

One of the questions the staff at Niagara Prosthetics & Orthotics face most frequently surrounds the mystery of 3D Printing. Many of our clients wonder why we do not 3D print their prosthetic limbs, given that the media presents this process as being cheap, quick, and effective.  We saw the need for further explanation into... View Article