A prosthesis (pl. prostheses) is an artificial device manufactured for the purpose of replacing a missing body part, either lost through trauma, disease or as a result of a condition present at birth (congenital).
After the Second World War, many amputees took up the profession of ‘limb fitters’, lacking consistent training or medical background and as such were limited in their ability. As early as 1961, The War Amps started recommending specialized training and courses at recognized universities for limb fitters employed at centers across Canada – and the profession of Certified Prosthetists was developed.
Today a Certified Prosthetist CP(c) is a highly trained healthcare professional, experienced in the design and manufacture of artificial body parts.
Our prosthetists have the education, training, and experience to use a client-centered approach to design and manufacture prostheses. Along with a support team of capable and passionate people from the front to the back office, their focus is on ensuring the best possible fit and function for each client’s unique situation and goals.