Gord Ruder, Certified Orthotist B.Sc., M.Sc., CO(c), F.C.B.C
Gordon acquired his Masters of Science in Biomechanics from the University of Waterloo in 1989. His work alongside Dr. David Winter resulted in several significant publications in the area of human gait and balance control. Since then, his professional career has had a strong focus around issues involving gait and biomechanical applications to the direct management of persons requiring orthoses.
Gordon is the Coordinator of the Prosthetic and Orthotic educational programs at George Brown College in Toronto, Canada and has been one of Canada’s main teachers for those individuals entering the Prosthetic and Orthotic profession over the past two decades. Gordon also has extensive clinical experience as a practicing Certified Orthotist, with a particularly strong focus around the lower limb orthotic management of paediatric cases with developmental disorders.
Gordon has contributed and presented at many national and international meetings, and continues to work on many professional and educational publications. He was the Chief Examiner in Orthotics for the Canadian Board for Certification from 2001 to 2004, and was awarded a Life Fellowship by the Canadian Board for Certification of Prosthetists and Orthotists.
Gordon is very interested in the relationship between prosthetic and orthotic education, the technical and clinical aspects of orthotic practice, and research. Ideally, each of these focus points should be intimately linked, while helping and supporting each other to optimize prosthetic and orthotic treatment.