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Prosthetic services at The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre (TOHRC) offer a complete range of external prosthetic devices to limb amputees. We fit all levels of amputations for both children and adults, including myoelectric devices. Canadian-certified prosthetists fabricate and fit each custom device to the highest of standards, using up-to-date component technology and materials. We also service and repair prosthetic devices and components. Our facility offers a full selection of socks, sheaths, shrinker socks and suspension sleeves.

Our Services

Amputees of all ages and all levels are eligible for TOHRC’s prosthetic. Patients treated at TOHRC have lost a limb due to circulation problems, complications related to diabetes, trauma, (including work-related injuries), congenital limb loss and cancer.

The cost of prosthetic devices may be covered by the Assistive Devices Program (ADP), the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), Non-Insured Health Benefits Program (NIHBP) and private insurance companies. It is the responsibility of the patient to determine if their insurance plan will provide coverage for prosthetic devices. A doctor’s prescription is required for most services.

Fitting someone with a prosthetic limb can improve their quality of life. A properly fitted prosthesis can restore the ability to walk, grasp and manipulate objects, the ability to return to work and recreational activities, a better body image and improve self-esteem, resulting in greater independence. By providing repairs, maintenance and fitting adjustments of prosthetic devices, often done in-house on the same day, amputees can quickly return to their daily activities with increased function and comfort.

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Our Team

Patients with amputations are seen in clinic by the prosthetic team, which includes the medical specialist, as well as members from nursing, prosthetics, physiotherapy and occupational therapy. Each member has a unique role in helping persons with amputations to achieve their full potential.

Contact Us

Prosthetic services can be reached by calling 613-737-7350 ext. 75314 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.. Prosthetic Services is located in Room 1209 at TOHRC.

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Last updated on: June 20th, 2017