Northland Prosthetics and Orthotics Inc. is a healthcare practice dedicated to providing prosthetic and orthotic care to patients across Northwestern Ontario. Our facility is the only one of its kind between Sudbury and Winnipeg, providing patients with access to Canadian Board Certified Prosthetists, Orthotists and Prosthetic Technicians. It is our mandate to not only improve access to specialized health care services, but to provide the highest standard of specialized patient care for Northern Ontario’s residents and all communities we serve.
Kerry brings both a clinical and technical background to Northland Prosthetics and Orthotics. Kerry graduated from the George Brown College Orthotic/Prosthetic Technician program in 1992 and worked as a technician at the Alberta Children’s Hospital before graduating the Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics program at BCIT in 1996. He subsequently worked as a private practice Clinician in Alberta for 9 years before moving to Thunder Bay in 2005.
In 2006 Kerry became the owner/operator of Northland Prosthetics and has brought his expertise in prosthetics to Thunder Bay. Kerry is continually adding to his knowledge by taking specialty courses and learning new techniques in the fit and fabrication of prosthetic limbs. As a trans-tibial amputee and an avid outdoorsman, Kerry empathizes with prosthetic patients and has an excellent understanding of prosthetic demands in the rugged parts of Northern Ontario.
Val received her Honors Bachelors of Science in Life Sciences at the University of Toronto in 2009, and completed a post-graduate diploma in Prosthetics and Orthotics in 2012. Val has a clinical background in prosthetics as well as orthotics, bringing expertise in both fields to Northland Prosthetics and Orthotics. Some of her most recent work involves the use of elevated vacuum in prosthetics and new design strategies for patients requiring partial foot prostheses.
Before moving to Thunder Bay, Val worked for 7 years with children who have special needs at Toronto’s Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab. Val has an affinity for pediatric prosthetics and orthotics and a keen interest in modern prosthetic and orthotic technologies.
Mike graduated from the George Brown College Orthotic/Prosthetic Technician program in 2007. He completed his Prosthetic Technical Internship at Northland Prosthetics and has been a part of our team ever since. Mike brings a vast technical knowledge to Northland Prosthetics and Orthotics Inc., including maintenance and repair of prosthetic componentry, upper and lower extremity prosthetic fabrication techniques and custom cosmetic covers.
Alex completed a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology in 2010 at Lakehead University, and began working as an assistant at Northland Prosthetics and Orthotics Inc. in 2011. This year Alex has started his Technical Internship and is gaining experience in fabrication of all types of prostheses. Alex has a passion for rehabilitation studies and is working towards implementing a therapy program for targeted strengthening and training for high activity level amputees.
Doris began her career with Northland Prosthetics and Orthotics Inc. in 1999. Doris’ expertise in funding sources for prosthetic treatments is extensive, and she personally handles each patient’s case in order to ensure that patients have access to all resources available to them for prosthetic care.
Nicole joined the team at Northland Prosthetics and Orthotics Inc. in 2009. Nicole takes care of all appointment bookings and any necessary travel and accommodation reservations for our out of town patients. Nicole will greet you when you arrive and is always willing to find the information you require in order to keep appointments running smoothly and help patients get access to all rehabilitation resources.
Northland Prosthetics and Orthotics Inc. is proud to announce that we have invested in CAD CAM technology for our facility. Our company has acquired a TecMed3D white light laser scanner and Rodin4D digital carver for the practice. It is our hope in doing so that we can speed up our production thereby reducing turn around times and delivering our products to our clients faster.
As of January 2016 Northland Prosthetics is now offering custom orthotic services! We have rolled out our new name, and are now equipped to provide custom orthotic devices ranging from foot orthotics to upper and lower extremity bracing. Phone to book an assessment with Val for your orthotic needs.
This local news article highlights some of the bureaucratic issues behind prosthetic and orthotic funding in Ontario.
Our C-Leg certification has advanced! Our first patient to be fit with a Genium waterproof microprocessor knee is loving his new leg.