Prosthetics

At Vancouver Orthopedic Group we provide comprehensive and innovative prosthetic services for all levels and types of amputees for both children and adults. We are committed to helping amputees live active, comfortable and fulfilling lives and enjoy the opportunity and privilege of working with many truly special people who have overcome profound physical challenges. Our certified prosthetists, with many years of experience are very accomplished at providing devices that meets every amputees needs and enables them to return to the activities they love, or to try new activities they may not have even considered before.

We work with you and support you throughout your journey to ensure your expectations and maximum potential are met. Whether you are returning to work, playing with your grandchildren, trying a new recreational activity or looking for high level athletic performance we will help you achieve the results you are looking for. Our team will work closely with you and other healthcare professionals to ensure that your lifestyle, goals and expectations are fully met. Throughout the entire prosthetic process you will receive the highest quality of care and service imaginable. We measure our success based how well our patients thrive and achieve their goals, no matter how big or small.

We have seen many changes in prosthetic technology and endeavor to keep current with the latest advancements in order that we may provide our patients with the most appropriate technology for their needs. We have extensive experience with computerized C-leg microprocessor technology, myoelectric arm prosthetics and advanced socket design. New materials and components though are only the start, our unparalleled craftsmanship, attention to detail, experience and commitment to patient satisfaction will ensure that the prosthesis fits and functions perfectly according to the patient’s needs and expectations.


Prosthetics for the film industry

Vancouver Orthopedic Group is well known for creative problem solving abilities and being able to provide unique custom solutions for often complex and varied needs.

As a result we get requests from different organizations and individuals for our expertise in creating unique custom devices for non-medical use such as for movie special effects and props. Our work has been featured in many movies, TV shows and documentaries filmed in Vancouver. Recently we created a below knee prosthetic leg to be worn by the actress Zhu Zhu (Marco Polo, Cloud Atlas, Last Fight) who plays an amputee in the movie Two/One due to be released in fall 2018.

Zhu Zhu fitted with her prosthetic leg for the film “Two/One”

Zhu Zhu fitted with her prosthetic leg for the film “Two/One”

Ready for action!

Ready for action!

Some of our other creations have been featured in the following productions:

How To Kill Your Neighbors Dog – prosthetic leg for Vanessa Redgrave
BattleStar Galactica – various alien prosthetic devices
Mask of Death – artificial arm for sword fighting
Phantomscherz (Phantom Pain) – a German movie based on the real life story of one of our patients, a passionate cyclist,  who lost his leg in a hit and run accident and his emotional  and physical struggles to come to terms with it.
More information can be found at: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1123970/


Into the Wind – a 2010 documentary film which chronicles the story of Terry Fox. Directed by Steve Nash, most of the prosthetic scenes were filmed at the Vancouver Orthopedic Group clinic. VOG founder Ben Speicher, Terry Fox’s prosthethist, was interviewed extensively in the film.
More information can be found at: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1735870/

Tom and Steve Nash during the production of “Into the Wind”

Tom and Steve Nash during the production of “Into the Wind”