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Calgary pediatric AFO clinic – Kids are us!

Ankle-foot orthoses for children and youth. Braceworks AFO clinic for children is open 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday. We also attend monthly clinics in selected schools. See us in Okotoks for regularly scheduled clinics, … READ MORE

Dr. Jordan Raugust, MD, FRCPC, CSCN (EMG)

Kinesis is a specialty medical clinic founded by a group of physiatrists. Physiatrists are specialists in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – nerve, muscle and bone experts who treat illnesses that affect how one moves. At … READ MORE

Bob Dunlop, Physiotherapy Specialist

Bob’s leadership is well established in Canadian Sport. He brings years of insight and experience in optimal functional training recovery and effective injury management to members of the communities of Calgary, Okotoks, High River, … READ MORE

Francine Houston, Clinician

Francine is energetic and optimistic, delivering exceptional orthotic care in an atmosphere full of enthusiasm for children and adults with special needs. She brings valuable experience working with children in Frontenac Public … READ MORE

Scott Williams, Orthopaedic Technologist

Scott is a visual artist at heart who lovingly crafts each custom made brace with patience, while juggling the production schedule in the lab. He is highly skilled working with advanced materials and methods of fabrication … READ MORE

Pectus carinatum FAQs

Tap a question How common is pectus carinatum? Pectus carinatum occurs in approximately 1 to 2 people in 3,000 and occurs more commonly in males. Why is it important to correct the deformity? Correcting the deformity improves posture … READ MORE

Cost-share and cost-share exemption

Costs paid by clients and AADL program Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) is a cost-share program. Clients pay 25% of the cost of program benefits, up to a maximum of $500 per family per benefit year (July 1 to June 30). Albertans … READ MORE

Personalize your orthotics

Personalizing your orthotics with colour and pattern makes a positive statement. This is undoubtedly the most important factor for kids and, well, bigger kids. It’s often first on the list. Lots of variety in stock. Click on a … READ MORE

Order Braceworks Pectus brace fit kit

Download Braceworks order forms Pectus fit kit order form, PDF Pectus brace order form, PDF Fill the PDF form in a web browser or app and return by email. Handwrite, if you prefer, and fax printed orders to 403-217-4687. Please … READ MORE

Meet the bike designer who changes lives

Custom bikes make cycling dreams come true. Jerzee Wasylnuk’s mobility was achieved thanks to Freedom Concepts, a Winnipeg company where a team custom designs and builds bikes for people — mostly children — who would never … READ MORE

Study eyes hospitalists

The old-fashioned, family doctor style of medicine could be lifesaving for elderly hospitalized patients, a big study suggests, showing benefits over a rapidly expanding alternative that has hospital-based doctors overseeing care … READ MORE

Grip aid for daily living with special needs

At last, a simple hygienic way for people with hand problems to hold eating utensils, cups, writing implements, sports equipment, and toys. Adelynn Zeuner holds a fork to eat peaches with the aid of an EazyHold band developed by a … READ MORE

Pup dives in for special-needs kids

Cori, a 1-year-old retriever mix training in water rescue, takes part in a special-needs swim lesson in Escondido. With her, clockwise from left, are Logan Powell, 6, dog handler Deb Parker, Caiden Shawver, 3, swim instructor Jodi … READ MORE

Me and my robotic suit

I have used a wheelchair since a motorbike accident 21 years ago. But this summer I stood up and walked. Here’s how. FIRST STEPS: Reuters reporter Andrei Khalip travelled to California in the summer to take part in clinical trials … READ MORE

Patients with MS can now self-monitor online

PARIS — The ability of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) to monitor their own disease with use of web-based algorithms incorporating various patient outcome measures is becoming a reality. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease … READ MORE

Relieving foot pressure with shoe fixes

Many people wouldn’t expect footwear to be a big concern for people who can’t walk, but wheelers know — if you don’t move your feet all day, you’ve got to make sure that things fit just right. Additionally, if you can’t … READ MORE

The $10 ultrasound upgrade

Clip-on device gives standard 2D ultrasound machines 3D imaging capabilities. Technology that keeps track of how your smartphone is oriented can now give $50,000 ultrasound machines many of the 3D imaging abilities of their $250,000 … READ MORE
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