Prosthetics and Orthotics

The Prosthetics and Orthotics Department provides assessment, design, fabrication, fitting and follow-up for children who require prosthetic and/or orthotic devices.


Prosthetics and Orthotics Department
The Prosthetics and Orthotics Department (P&O) serves children and youth from Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario, and Nunavut who are in need of prosthetic and orthotic devices. The goal is to increase physical function, decrease pain, allow clients the ability to complete activities of daily living, participate meaningfully with peers, and reach their full potential.

What To Expect During Your Visit

The Prosthetics & Orthotics department is on the second floor of the SSCY Centre. When you come through the main doors of the centre, the front receptionist can help direct you to the elevators. You will take the elevator to the 2nd floor and check in at the front desk as you exit the elevator. The clinic assistant will check your contact information and take you to a treatment room where the clinician will come to meet you. Appointment times are generally 60 minutes but may vary depending on the complexity of the issue. We will complete an assessment of range of motion, strength, function, and gait analysis, and discuss goals regarding function and participation. Following this assessment, we will discuss potential orthotic or prosthetic options that will help meet your needs and achieve identified goals and collaborate with other team members as needed.

Meet Your Team

The Prosthetics and Orthotics Department team is made up of Certified Clinicians and Clinical Residents – Orthotists and Prosthetists, Registered Technicians and Technical Interns, and administrative support staff. Clinicians are responsible for assessment, device design, and fitting the devices. Technicians are responsible for fabrication and repair of devices. Administrative staff are responsible for reception, scheduling and coordinating appointments, providing information, and billing.

How To Access The Program

Children and youth up to the age of 21 from Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario, and Nunavut may be referred for services from the Prosthetics and Orthotics Department. New clients may be referred by parents or guardians, or by a number of medical professionals including family physicians, orthopedic surgeons, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists. Medical professionals looking to initiate a referral are required to fill out the Prosthetic and Orthotic Referral Form in its entirety. A doctor’s prescription is required for any devices provided by our department. Our fax number is (204) 474-2387. Families can also self-refer or inquire about our clinic by contacting our clinic coordinator at (204) 258-6660.

Program Funder

This program is funded by WRHA, Manitoba Health and the Rehabilitation Centre for Children.

Contact Information

All inquiries regarding the Prosthetic and Orthotic Department can be directed to our reception at (204) 258-6660. The administrative team will be happy to direct your call accordingly.