What Makes Pentland’s Your Best Choice?
At Pentland’s Prosthetic & Orthotics Services Inc., we aim to provide personalized orthotic and prosthetic care to all of our patients in Vancouver, Surrey, Chilliwack and Prince George. Learn what sets us apart with some quick facts about our team of prosthetists and orthotists.
Pentland’s is set apart by the diversity of our staff. We represent a wide range of cultures, languages and ages, education levels and experiences. No matter who you are, or what you are looking for in a clinician, we trust that you will be able to connect with one of our dedicated staff members.
Thanks to the early establishment of our company, Pentland’s has been able to pass on a wealth of knowledge and experience from one generation to the next. While we are focused on developing new techniques, we are also skilled in traditional techniques which are no longer taught or regularly practiced. No matter what type of prosthesis or orthosis you are looking for, our talented staff will be able to competently manufacture it.
Methods and Materials
Our technical team is continually experimenting with the latest materials and techniques.Whether it is complex custom-made devices, carbon fibre AFOs, new laminating materials or different ways to customize socket colour and patterns, we are constantly evaluating and developing new techniques to ensure your prosthesis or orthosis is structurally sound and looks exactly the way you want.
Our clinical staff members are continually attending seminars and conferences. This ensures that we are up to date on the latest developments in prosthetic and orthotic treatments. This gives us the knowledge and experience to fit the newest products, such as the Unity Vacuum System, Genium, C-Leg and RHEO® microprocessor knees, be-bionic and i-LIMB myoelectric upper extremity terminal devices, the Dynamic Arm and more!
Collaborations and Partnerships
One of the focuses of Pentland’s is to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with other prosthetic and orthotic professionals in the Lower Mainland. Thanks to our central locations we have developed long-term relationships with the staff at all of the major hospitals (including St. Paul’s, Holy Family, Vancouver General Hospital, G.F. Strong and more) and frequently visit these hospitals to see patients who are staying there.
Pentland’s has always believed in supporting the future of Prosthetics and Orthotics. Initially, Pentland’s played a large role in the establishment of a Prosthetics and Orthotics program at BCIT. We continue that involvement by encouraging staff to get involved in teaching in the program, and by hosting students for practicums and residencies at our clinics.
Evidence Based Therapy
With an eye toward the growing trend in using scientific evidence to determine appropriate treatment options, Pentland’s uses objective measures to document patient progress over time. We use the self-report measures, as well as the LASAR Alignment Tool, video assisted gait analysis, and temporal spatial measurement devices. This allows us to objectively compare the effects of various treatments and to justify the use of these treatments to funding agencies.
Wherever you live, Pentland’s wants to make it easy for you to access quality prosthetic care. With this in mind, we have established four prosthetic clinics in BC in the communities of Vancouver, Surrey, Chilliwack and Prince George.