Category: Prosthetics

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 Barrie 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

Let Us Help Make 2019 Your Best Year Yet!

‘Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions. One of the best ways to set yourself up to rock your resolutions is to surround yourself with people who will support you on your journey. The staff at Barrie Prosthetics and Orthotics would love to be part of your 2019 tactical team! To get you thinking about... View Article

5 Ways The War Amps Helps Right Here in Barrie

One hundred years ago, a network of amputee war veterans returning from the First World War came home with a vision of serving other amputees and The War Amps was born. Over time, that vision has grown from supporting amputees who lost limbs in the line of duty to serving all Canadian amputees, including children.... View Article

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The History of Prosthetic Technology

Prosthetic technology has been around for over 100 years now. As of 1916, Caulfield Hospital located in Mebourne, Australia began treating amputee veterans and to this day, the hospital has a display of veteran-used prosthetics. This display is a constant reminder of how far we’ve come as an industry and a great visual representation of... View Article

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Caring For Your Prosthesis

To ensure the longevity and effectiveness of your prothesis, it is very important to care, clean, and maintain them. Here are 3 tips to keep in mind when caring for your prosthesis: 1. Clean Your Get Liner Rule of thumb – anything that is in direct contact with your skin should be cleaned as often... View Article

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Knee Braces: Off the Shelf or Custom Made

Which is better – off the shelf bracing or custom made bracing? This a question we are all too familiar with! Today we want to break down the advantages to both bracing options as we truly believe that each option has its perks for different scenarios. Let’s start with the easily accessible option: Off the... View Article

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FAQ: Post Amputation Surgery

Today we’re going to answer our top three most asked questions about post amputation surgery. If you’re looking for an overall outline on what you should expect post-surgery, check out this blog article written by our friend’s over at Niagara Prosthetics and Orthotics. “What’s the best way to care for my residual limb?” It is important... View Article

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What is Osseointegration?

Established in the 1950s, the term osseointegration was founded by Professor Per-Ingvar Brånemark when he discovered the integration ability of human bone and titanium metal. This breakthrough discovery played a large role in his career but an even bigger role in the future of prosthetics. Even now, osseointegration is used to attach artificial limbs to the human skeleton permanently. How does osseointegration... View Article

What I’ve learned over 20 years in Prosthetics & Orthotics

As Certified Orthotist/Prosthetist Amedeo Buri celebrates his 20 year anniversary with 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,... View Article