Prosthesis is another word for artificial limb, a man-made replacement for any body part that has been lost due to injury, disease, or congenital condition. At B.C. Prosthetic & Orthotic Services, our certified prosthetists are highly trained practitioners who measure and fit prosthetics in Kelowna. Your relationship with your prosthetist is an important and ongoing one as your interests, needs, habits, and goals will determine the fit, comfort, and suitability of your prosthesis. Every effort will be made to ensure that your prosthesis fits not only your physical requirements but also your lifestyle.
Some of our custom-designed and fitted artificial limbs include:
Above- and below-knee prostheses
Above- and below-elbow prostheses
Because everyone’s body is unique and presents individualized requirements, we will work closely with you and your health providers to arrive at solutions that meet your particular needs. We understand the importance of time, especially when it comes to caring for your prosthetics and keep the same in mind while catering to your requirements. Our great service and personalized approach make us Kelowna’s trusted prosthetics provider. Contact the office nearest you to schedule a personal consultation for prosthetics in Kelowna.
Prosthetic devices form an important and indispensable part of a person’s life. Thus, it is only fair that good care is taken of prosthetic devices to ensure maximum comfort and longevity. Taking care of prosthetic devices is not difficult. Only a few things need to be kept in mind, like:
Keep Prosthetics Clean and Dry
Your real limb must be washed regularly with soap and water to avoid the build-up of sweat, dust, bacteria and other harmful elements. The inside of the prosthesis must be cleaned with a damp cloth and mild soap.
Prevent Water Damage
You must remember to remove your prosthesis if you plan to go swimming or to indulge in any activity that could result in your prosthesis coming in contact with salt water or freshwater. In case you are involved in water sports, consider opting for a waterproof prosthesis.
Exercise Care During Storage
At times when you are not wearing your prosthesis, it is imperative to exercise due caution in storing it. The best idea would be to store the prosthesis against a wall where it is unlikely for the prosthesis to get bumped or knocked over due to contact or impact. All prostheses must be stored away from heated environments and direct sunlight.
Do Not Adjust Your Prosthesis
In case you experience discomfort while wearing your prosthesis or feel that the prosthesis has become too tight or too loose, get in touch with your prosthetist on an immediate basis. Do not, in any situation, attempt to adjust any part of the prosthesis on your own.
We are a dedicated team with over 25 years of experience that understands the situations, conditions and needs of a person requiring prosthetic equipment and support. This helps us serve you better. We have a reputation for not only providing personalized support and care but also for providing prosthetic equipment that feels natural and comfortable. This becomes possible for us because we keep ourselves up to date with the latest developments in the field of prosthetics and apply the latest technological developments to ensure maximum care. All our equipment is extremely durable, comfortable and visually appealing because we use colours and fabrics that suit you best, along with computer imaging that maps your motion and helps us devise appropriate devices. Contact us for personalized prosthetics in Kelowna.
At B.C. Prosthetic & Orthotic Services, our team of experts is here to offer you quality prosthetics in Kelowna.