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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

Can AFOs help prevent falls?

Studies suggest that ankle foot orthoses can improve balance in some individuals, so it might seem logical that they would also help prevent falls. But the medical literature has yet to reveal a direct con­nection between AFOs and … READ MORE

Bikes for special needs children in Brooklyn

It all started with a run — uphill, and against traffic. Sandra Alfonzo was taking her daily jog in Prospect Park two summers ago, training for another marathon, when she saw a boy about 6 years old in a wheelchair being pushed … READ MORE

Finding the positives

I have always thought that it is important to focus on the positives that you have in life, so when asked by Link Disability Magazine to write about this topic I was really happy to get involved! This is the first magazine article I … READ MORE

Dispelling myths about disability in Africa

Many people in rural African communities still believe that disability is caused by supernatural forces, curses and as ‘punishment’ for wrongdoings. Coming face-to-face with disability could end supernatural myth-making in Africa … READ MORE
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