Our experienced team provides a multi-disciplinary approach to upper limb prosthetic solutions.
Left to right: Angela Hamilton, Kristel Desjardins, Greg Bush, Wendy Hill, Walter Young, Steve Blazeski
What We Do
Our clinic specializes in fitting myoelectric prostheses; however, other types of fittings are also offered such as cosmetic restorations, passive prostheses, recreational adaptations, or specially designed custom prosthetic devices. The type of fitting is determined based on the desire of the client and family, the client’s lifestyle and vocational interests as well as funding considerations.
Each client (infant, child, adolescent or adult) is assessed at a clinic with one of three physiatrists (specialists in physical medicine) as well as the clinic prosthetist and occupational therapist. Following the clinic appointment, a plan is made for fitting a prosthesis or prosthetic device which best meets the client’s needs.
Who We Help
Upper extremity prostheses and other prosthetic devices are made for people with a variety of limb losses, from a partial hand amputation to complete or multiple limb loss. Prosthetic devices or customized supports are also of benefit to people who have complex upper limb pathologies such as brachial plexus injuries. Lower extremity prosthetic services are provided to clients who are missing both an upper and a lower limb or who need specialized interdisciplinary involvement as offered by the Institute team. Clients come predominantly from Atlantic Canada; however, some clients travel over 5,000 km to receive prostheses at our clinic.
Steve Blazeski BEng
Prosthetics Research Technician
Greg Bush BA, C.P.(c)
Kristel Desjardins BBA
Financial and Project Manager
Wendy Hill BScOT
Research Occupational Therapist