Orthotic and Prosthetic Services - G.F. Strong

Orthotics and Prosthetics

The Orthotics and Prosthetics Clinic at the G.F. Strong offer comprehensive orthotic and prosthetic services. Our experts assess each patient?s individual needs and provide orthoses and prostheses to meet those needs.  An orthosis (plural: orthoses) is an orthopedic brace while a prosthesis, (plural: prostheses) is an artificial limb. We take a multidisciplinary approach to your care. We will work together with you to formulate and implement the best treatment plan according to your goals, activity level and lifestyle.  Depending on the patient?s requirements, the team may include:

  • Physician: A sub-specialized medical expert that is trained to manage complex medical and technical biomechanics for optimal functional outcomes.

  • Prosthetist: A health care professional specifically educated and trained to measure, design, fabricate, fit, or service prostheses as prescribed by a licensed physician.

  • Orthotist: A health care professional specifically educated and trained to measure, design, fabricate, fit, or service orthoses as prescribed by a licensed physician.

  • Therapists:  Health care professionals, specifically educated and trained to rehabilitate patients and prepare them to use their prosthetic and orthotic devices safely.

Orthotics and Prosthetics Services

Our services include:

  • Education about the various prostheses and orthoses available

  • Evaluating, designing, fabricating, fitting, and adjusting of orthoses and/or prostheses

  • Training the patient and their family on the proper wear and care of your orthosis or prosthesis

  • Providing follow-up care as needed

GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre

4255 Laurel Street
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 2G9
Phone: (604) 737-6291
Fax: (604) 730-7904

Referral

Referrals must be made by a doctor or nurse practitioner.

GFS Outpatient Referral Form

GF Strong Outpatient Admissions Criteria

Parking & transportation

Paid parking is available. Pay stations are located at the main entrance to the building and at the staff entrance on 28th Avenue. 

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Randal Kramer CPO (c)
Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist
604-558-8545

Michael Prystai CPO (c)
Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist
604-558-8545

Thomas McKee
Business Manager
604-558-8545 or 604-877-1700