Cobus (AJ) Venter, CO(c)
AJ qualified as a Medical Orthotist and Prosthetist from the Pretoria Technikon (now the University of Tswane), South Africa, in 1998 and as a Canadian Certified Orthotist in 2015.
Through a series of globe trotting adventures, he ended up working as an Orthotist in Regina, Saskatchewan at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre from 2001 until 2007.
From 2007-2009 AJ had an opportunity to work for Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics as a Practice Manager/Clinician in California, USA. During this time AJ gained valuable experience and exposure to revolutionary technology and V2innovations Ltd was created.
Returning to Canada meant two years in Winnipeg at Winnipeg Prosthetics and Orthotics before making a full circle and going back to Regina, where AJ worked as a clinician and the In-scope Supervisor in the Orthotics and Prosthetics Department at Wascana Rehabilitation Centre. During this time he was a member of the team of health care professionals that introduced the Lower Extremity Wound Pathway in Saskatchewan.
AJ has had the opportunity to do volunteer work in Haiti, 5 months after the devastating 2012 earthquake, and he has been involved in humanitarian work in Brazil, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Africa.
He has been working with various FES devices specifically geared towards upper-motor-neuron deficit since 2008, and Saebo certified since 2010. His passion and main focus has been to bring the benefits of FES and other revolutionary devices (including off-loading devices related to diabetic wound care) to clients who can potentially benefit a great deal from the innovative systems that are available on the international market.
Currently AJ works full time as a Certified Orthotist and co-owner of V2innovations. AJ is a member of Orthotics Prosthetics Canada, the Ontario Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists, and is a guest lecturer at the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University.