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Not only is Karl Hager Limb & Brace committed to supporting Edmonton professional athletes but also those in post secondary programs as well.
Karl Hager Limb & Brace is a comprehensive Orthotic & Bracing facility offering many custom fit and fully custom made items. Please call our office to inquire if we have a brace or support you may be looking for.
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In regards to Foot Orthotics and Knee Bracing there are many options of where to go with even more design options. Watch the video below to get a snapshot of what Karl Hager Limb & Brace can offer you!
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What Does The Field Of Orthotics Entail?
The field of orthotics is an area of medicine specializing in the design, fabrication and fitting of orthoses (braces).
Certified Orthotists evaluate and design solutions for patients requiring an orthosis due to muscle/bone impairment, disease or deformity. Their primary goal is to restore mobility and to prevent or limit disability. Prescribed orthoses can provide support to those with fractures, ligament tears, and spinal cord injuries, and limit the effects of challenges resulting from birth complications such as cerebral palsy and spina bifida. Some examples of orthoses include knee braces, elbow supports, ankle, foot or leg braces, and spinal and neck braces.
Certified Orthotists take a holistic approach to their patients, carefully analyzing the chronic problem or injury as well as the underlying cause. With a thorough understanding of the disability and patient lifestyle through physical and biomechanical assessment as well as gait analysis, they can then design and manufacture the appropriate support.
Orthotists are highly trained, certified experts in the specialized science of custom orthoses. You can be confident that our Certified staff are up to date in today’s technology through mandatory professional development and ongoing certification requirements. In-depth technical and clinical training is required, as well as an extended internship period prior to receiving certification in Canada.
What Does The Field Of Prosthetics Entail?
The field of prosthetics is the branch of medicine involving the design, fabrication, fitting and use of artificial body parts (prostheses) intended to replace a portion of the body absent at birth or lost through amputation.
A Prosthetist’s goal is to return the patient to the highest activity level possible within the limitations and challenges created by his or her impediment.
Your certified prosthetist is a highly trained professional, experienced in the design and manufacture of artificial body parts. They work closely with a team of medical professionals that may include your physician, surgeon, physical, and occupational therapist to ensure the best results for each individual. Continuing patient care and evaluation of any changing conditions or requirements also helps to maintain optimum use of the device.
Prosthetist’s also follow the same mandate as Certified Orthotists with required professional development and ongoing certification requirements. The same in-depth technical and clinical training is required, as well as an extended internship period prior to receiving certification in Canada.
Our Services Include:
- Knee Braces
- Ankle Braces
- Foot Orthotics
- Back Supports
- Wrist Supports
- Shoulder Braces
- Diabetic Foot care
- Ankle Foot Orthoses
- Extra Depth Footwear
- Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses
- Viscosupplement Products
- WalkAide System Programming
- Upper & Lower Extremity Prosthetics
If you need a brace or a support the chances are we do it.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
AADL, WCB, NIHB, DVA Vendor Approved
Hours Of Operation:
Monday - Thursday
8:00 - 5:00
8:00 - 4:00
Phone: (780) 452-5771 Fax: (780) 452-2752 Toll Free: (800) 387-5053
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Free Wheelchair Accessible Parking Available Behind Our Building