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Fancy Foot Work: Choosing the Right Casting Method for Your Orthotics

Creating an exact replica of your foot is a critical step in the production of the custom foot orthotics we make at Barrie Prosthetics and Orthotics. That precise replica of your foot is then used to mould materials around it to produce a custom foot orthotic that addresses the specific needs of your unique feet.... View Article

Spring Shoe Shopping Tips for Orthotics Wearers

After a long, slushy winter, spring has finally arrived! That means it is time to transition from winter boots to spring shoes. We asked Laura Pantano, a Certified Canadian Pedorthist who works at our partner clinic in Niagara, for some spring shoe shopping suggestions for orthotic wearers. According to Laura, “Custom-made foot orthotics will only... View Article

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 Books We’re Adding to Our Reading Lists

Winter is an ideal time to dig into some great books. In preparation for reading season, here are a few titles that some of our Barrie Prosthetics and Orthotics have added to their reading lists for the months ahead. Look for these titles at your local library or bookstore. Run, Don’t Walk: The Curious and... View Article

Find New Ways to Save on Vehicle Modifications

Who doesn’t like to save some money? Several Canadian automotive manufacturers offer financial assistance to help vehicle owners with some of the costs associated with adapting their newly purchased or leased vehicle to meet their needs. From steering devices and lifts to hand and foot controls, there are an impressive range of driving supports that... 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