At Action Orthotics & Prosthetics in Penticton, we provide prosthetic devices that are lightweight and comfortable to help improve mobility and promote independence. As your go-to prosthetic experts, we can custom-fit and fabricate upper and lower limb prosthetic devices (also called prostheses) for you. Prosthesis is defined as being a functional replacement for an amputated or congenitally malformed or missing limb. Usually, prostheses are prescribed by a physician (either a physiatrist or vascular surgeon) and then custom-made and integrated by our certified prosthetist.
Prostheses are fabricated from plaster of Paris casts of your affected limbs and made of lightweight carbon fiber laminations. They can also be made of other materials, including Kevlar and/or thermoplastic materials. Our aim is to provide a personalized product, and to achieve this we still hand-cast most of our amputees.