2636 Parkdale Blvd NW, Calgary, AB T2N 3S6



  • Head and Neck
  • Shoulder
  • Spine
  • Elbow
  • Wrist
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Foot and Ankle
Cascade Orthotics: wrist-hand-orthosis


A prefabricated wrist-hand Orthosis (WHO) may provide effective support to a painful wrist. Made from fabric, laces, and Velcro, a WHO can greatly reduce motion at the wrist. The Orthosis typically contains the hand and wrist while leaving the fingers free and extends up the forearm in an effort to extend its leverage and functionality. A rigid thumb post may be incorporated. It also includes removable Palmar support to provide maximum versatility and patient customization.

Cascade Orthotics: walkaide


Another option for Foot Drop, the WalkAide is a new battery-operated, single-channel electrical stimulator that is used for functional electrical stimulation (FES). It is called a “Neural Prosthesis” and it utilizes a tilt sensor and an accelerometer to determine the position of the lower leg during gait. The device then uses FES to stimulate the dorsiflexor muscles to help control the foot position while walking in an effort to restore normalized leg motion.

Cascade Orthotics: upper-arm

Upper Arm

Designed for management of non-displaced humeral diaphyseal fractures, this type of Orthosis provides tough, cast-like rigidity and soft tissue compression for functional fracture management. The custom-made device controls humeral segments while allowing motion at the Surgeon's discretion at both the shoulder and elbow joints with comfort and hygiene.

TLSO – Scoliosis Brace

Scoliosis is an abnormal lateral (sideways) curvature of the spine. This condition typically also incorporates a degree of spinal rotation.

Cascade Orthotics: thoracolumbosacral-orthosis


A TLSO is a rigid spinal Orthosis that spans the thoracic, lumbar and sacral spine. It is used to provide post-traumatic and post-surgical stabilization. A custom-made, rigid TLSO provides the maximum amount of exterior stabilization to the thoracic and lumbar parts of the spine.

Cascade Orthotics: spinomed


A Spinomed is a prefabricated spinal Orthosis consisting of a padded rigid posterior framework with several Velcro straps and a corset-type abdominal section. The rigid posterior section can be contoured to follow the alignment of the forward bending spine.

Cascade Orthotics: shoulder-orthosis


The shoulder can be a very difficult joint to stabilize effectively because of its great range of motion. Often, the best manner in which to control shoulder motion is to substantially restrict it or to eliminate it altogether.


Designed for management of non-displaced humeral diaphyseal fractures, this type of Orthosis provides tough, cast-like rigidity and soft tissue compression for functional fracture management. The custom-made device controls humeral segments while allowing motion at the Surgeon's discretion at both the shoulder and elbow joints with comfort and hygiene.

Cascade Orthotics: night-splint

Night Splint

The painful symptoms of plantar fasciitis are often felt in the morning. Night splints can be used to keep the ankle at 90 degrees and to keep healing tissues stretched during sleep to decrease morning pain. With plastic components and padded lining, a night splint can superficially resemble an AFO, but it is not intended to be used when walking.

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Lumbosacral Orthosis (LSO)

Low back pain can be extremely debilitating and greatly limit activity levels. Similar to a TLSO, an LSO or low back brace can increase abdominal pressure and limit low back mobility to effectively reduce pain for a variety of conditions.

Cascade Orthotics: knee-orthosis

Knee Brace

There are many situations where a knee Orthosis may be necessary, but the two most common reasons are ligamentous instability and osteoarthritic degenerative changes.

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Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO)

A KAFO is a long-leg orthosis that spans the knee, the ankle, and the foot in an effort to stabilize the joints and assist the muscles of the leg. While there are several common indications for such an Orthosis, muscle weakness and paralysis of the leg are the ones most frequently identified.

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Jewett Hyperextension Orthosis

A Jewett is a type of spinal Orthosis that stabilizes the upper thoracic to the lower lumbar spine. It is a dynamic Orthosis which places the spine into hyperextension in an effort to offload the anterior aspect of one or more vertebral bodies.

Cascade Orthotics: hip-abduction-orthosis

Hip Abduction Orthosis

The hip abduction Orthosis is indicated for fractures, post-surgical revision, select total hip replacements, and inoperable hip disorders. It is created from padded plastic shells that fit around the hips and thigh, a metal hinge for the affected hip, and velcro straps to maintain contact to the hip.

Halo Traction

The Halo ring can also be utilized as a fixation device to the skull to apply traction to the cervical spine post-trauma in an effort to realign the cervical spine and reduce compression on the nerve roots or spinal cord. It is sometimes used pre-surgically to maximize alignment of the spine or reduce a deformity to optimize surgical outcomes.

Cascade Orthotics: halo


The Halo cervical Orthosis is an external fixation spinal Orthosis that provides the greatest level of stabilization to the head and cervical spine. It involves the semi-permanent fixation of a graphite ring to the head with Titanium skull pins. Through a group of carbon fiber rods attached to a plastic sheepskin-lined vest, the head and cervical spine are maintained in a stable and optimally-aligned position.

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Foot Orthotics

Custom-made foot Orthoses are full-length shoe inserts made to your personal foot shape. They provide support for the foot and ankle, helping to control excessive movement which may cause pain at any of: mid-foot, heel, ankle, knee, hip, and lower back.

Cascade Orthotics: elbow-orthosis


After an injury or surgery to the elbow, an Orthosis can be provided to limit the range of motion of the joint. Often, a reduced range is appropriate to allow the bones or tissues to heal before the stresses of activity are once again borne by the joint structure. For simple fractures and relatively stable joint alignment, prefabricated bracing may be an option.

Cascade Orthotics: cervicothoracic-orthosis

Cervicothoracic (CTO)

A CTO spans the cervical spine and the upper thoracic spine. This type of Orthosis is used when a fracture is present above the effective range of a standard thoracolumbosacral Orthosis (TLSO) or below that of a cervical Orthosis. This design is intended to stabilize the cervico-thoracic junction by the addition of a longer lever arm to the cervical collar.

Aspen Collar

The Aspen collar is a cervical spinal stabilization device. It is manufactured from plastic and Velcro with replaceable foam liners. The two-piece design allows for simple application and removal. It is easily modified by the Orthotist to maximize comfort, allowing usage for up to 3 months or as recommended by the spinal surgeon.

Cascade Orthotics: ankle-foot-orthosis

AFO (Ankle-Foot Orthosis)

This type of Orthosis can serve a variety of purposes, depending on clinical indications, but is primarily used when a condition commonly described as Foot Drop exists. When this Orthosis is indicated, it may also provide foot and ankle stability when ligaments or boney malalignment contribute to foot or ankle instability.