We are a team of orthotic professionals based in Mississauga, Ontario
We’re all trained in the evaluation, fabrication, application and use of orthotic devices.
But we’re about so much more than making orthotic devices
Ultimately we want you to take ownership of your device, and make it part of your body and life. Why? Because when an orthotic device works for you, it can allow you to take on new challenges, and push beyond your usual boundaries or hold them at bay. In other words, be more boundless.
Whether you’re a child whose mobility has been affected by a physical condition, or an athlete who wants better support for a enhanced performance, or an aging boomer who wants to ease the pain of your achy joints, we strive to come up with the most creative solutions for your individual problem. And get you moving beyond your limitations.
Practice makes perfect
Creating an orthotic device is both an art and a science—and not everyone is qualified to do it.
It takes years of post-secondary education to become a Certified Orthotist CO(c) or a Registered Orthotic Technician RTO(c). Certified Orthotists CO(c) must have a university degree in science. In fact, 90 percent of CO(c)s come from kinesiology or engineering backgrounds.
Generally Registered Orthotic Technicians RTO(c) have a related post-secondary education before embarking on their
Both Certified Orthotists CO(c) and Registered Orthotic Technicians RTO(c) spend at least two years at a supervised residency or internship, and then pass demanding national exams. At Boundless, everyone has studied biomechanics, the science of why and how the body moves the way it does, and have learned to apply that knowledge.
Still not sure of what an orthotic is? You’re not alone
Many people think an orthotic is a shoe insert.
While shoe inserts are certainly one of the tools used to treat orthotic conditions, the term encompasses much more than that.
An orthosis is a device used to support, align, prevent or correct problems in the whole body, from head to toe.
A properly fitted orthotic device can do many things
Some stabilize a limb by controlling certain movements. Some relieve pressure on your joints. Still others can relieve pain, allowing you to move better.
There are different kinds of orthotic devices for different kinds of conditions. Generally devices are categorized based on the area they are designed to support.
For example, supports for the ankle are known as ankle-foot-orthoses (AFO). Those that are designed especially for your unique needs and measurements are known as custom-made orthotics.
The Boundless team. Understanding what moves you
Everyone in the Boundless team is an accredited orthotic specialist but our passion for the profession extends beyond working hours.
Some members of our team are instructors in the Prosthetic-Orthotic Programs at George Brown College. Some do research measuring treatment outcomes and exploring new technologies. Some are board members and presidents of professional associations, such as the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO).
We attend international conferences as advocates and presenters, collecting and sharing different ideas from orthotic experts around the world. And everyone on our team is supported in their continuing education, with many pursuing their master’s degree.