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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

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