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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 Kawartha 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 with... 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 Kawartha 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 this... View Article

Below Knee Vacuum Casting

Certified Prosthetist Bryn Jones, C.P.O. (c)  talks about the technique of vacuum casting for below knee amputees: The technique of casting a trans tibial residual limb is not new, but it is something that the prosthetists at KPO have recently started to use with excellent results. The staff at NPO consistently explores new ways of... View Article

Prosthesis and Brace Fitting Procedures

Many of our clients are interested in knowing the process that is involved when they are being fitted for a prosthetic or brace device. Below is an outline of these two processes. WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR BEING FIT WITH A PROSTHESIS? Following an amputation (and healing from the surgery): Physician will refer to an... View Article

Developmental Plagiocephaly

One topic that is of interest to the staff at Kawartha Prosthetics & Orthotics is Developmental Plagiocephaly. Developmental Plagiocephaly, which has been defined by Dulcey Lima as an asymmetry in the shape, cranial vault or height of the baby’s skull or a disproportionate relationship of the width to the length of the skull, with accompanying abornal... View Article

A New Chapter

Welcome to the Niagara Prosthetics & Orthotics blog! Here you can find updates on what is new and exciting at Niagara Prosthetics & Orthotics, as well as updates on what is happening in the world of biomechanics. Niagara Prosthetics & Orthotics is located at 547 Glenridge Avenue, St.Catharines ON L2T 4C2 Add us on Facebook... View Article