Orthotists and Prosthetists help people who have a hard time moving and require the replacement of a lost limb(s).
An Orthotist designs, fabricates and fits orthotics (braces and supports) that provide support for weak or abnormal joints and/or muscles.
A Prosthetist provides patients with a suitable prosthesis (artificial limb). A prosthetist prescribes a limb which looks and functions as closely as possible to the natural limb as modern technology will allow.
In addition, orthotists/prosthetists:
Alberta Health Services employs 22 orthotists/prosthetists.