Jenna Holz is a Certified Orthotist – CO(c). After earning her BSc in Honours Biomedical Science from the University of Waterloo, she enrolled in the Clinical Methods in Orthotics and Prosthetics program and George Brown College. Her work in the public sector in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick immersed her in interprofessional practice, care for complex populations, and treating complex and/or rare pathologies. Jenna is extensively involved in volunteer roles with Orthotics Prosthetics Canada. She looks forward to the challenge of serving a complex patient population in a rural setting.
Robert Giles is a Registered Prosthetics Technician – RTP(c) who is in charge of all technical duties at Brackish, including fabrication of orthoses, shoe modifications, and workshop management. He enjoys thinking outside the box to find creative, beautiful, and functional solutions for each patient’s needs.
We see clients with a multitude of conditions, including:
CVA / stroke
Acquired brain injury
Spinal cord injury
Rheumatoid and osteo arthritis
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Complex traumatic injury – crush, laceration, tendon rupture, etc
Complex fractures (ie: non-union)
We provide a wide range of orthotic devices.
All devices can be made custom, from a cast of the client. When appropriate, off-the-shelf versions of some of these devices may be used, and modified as needed.
Ankle Foot Orthoses (AFOs)
Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthoses (KAFOs)
Reciprocating Gait Orthoses (RGOs)
Wrist-Hand Orthoses (WHOs)
Wrist-Hand-Finger Orthoses (WHFOs)
Shoulder and Postural Orthoses
Spinal Orthoses (COs, CTOs, TLSOs, LSOs, SOs)
Cranial Remodelling Orthoses (CROs)
Hand Orthoses (HOs)
Shoulder-Elbow-Wrist-Hand Orthoses (SEWHOs)
Hernia and pannus supports
Standards of Excellence
At the core of our clinic model are Standards of Excellence that are designed to improve our standard of patient care. Some of these Standards are required of us by Orthotics Prosthetics Canada, and others are beyond OPC’s requirements. They are:
Turnaround time of two weeks between shape capture and fitting, for most devices
Careful, thorough assessment and tailored treatment plans for all clients
Use of outcome measures for every client, for stronger evidence-based practice
Routine use of photos and gait video to augment record keeping and Evidence Based Practice
Collaboration with other members of the client’s healthcare team, to ensure strong, appropriate treatment plans
Department of Community Services (DCS), Nova Scotia
Worker’s Compensation Board, Nova Scotia
Private Insurance plans – Blue Cross, Manulife, Sunlife, etc
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Veteran Affairs Canada
Wheelchair Skills Training Spotter Straps
The Wheelchair Skills Program (WSP) is a Halifax-based program that provides resources for the assessment and training for the wheelchair skills of wheelchair users. Those who require Wheelchair Spotter Straps as part of their participation or involvement in WSP can order them through Brackish.
Canadian orders are made from our online store below.
International orders please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to order
Cost is $45 plus applicable taxes and shipping.
Available colours: red, green, yellow, black.
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Kentville, NS B4N 1H7
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