The Applied Biomechanics Orthotics and Bracing Clinic is a bright and spacious 2500 square foot facility comprised of clinical and lab areas. Each of our devices is fabricated on-site using state-of-the-art technology and materials including Laser Shape Scanning, CAD-CAM Computer Brace Design, lightweight high-tech plastics and carbon graphite and carbon fibre.
What makes Applied Biomechanics unique is that the clinician that meets with the patient is also the person that designs the orthotic or brace and assists with its fabrication.
When Fred Rayner opened Applied Biomechanics, his mission statement was to strive to be the most technologically advanced they could be in order to better service his clients.
In the past, their process was a bit more of an art. They would use plaster casts to create a mold of their patient, but now they use state-of-the-art laser and optical scanning tools that take digital images so they can create uniquely-designed orthotic devices for every patient.
Fred and his team of Board Certified Orthotists and Board Certified Pedorthists help everyone from children as young as 3 months of age to adults into their 90s, and they are able to help them with many different conditions, including arthritis and neuromuscular disorders.
Guy Perron is a patient at Applied Biomechanics and he has a condition called Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy, which severely affects his mobility. When Guy became too afraid to leave his house for fear of falling and not being able to get back up, he did some research and reached out to Fred and his team.
“Fred asked me a whole pile of questions, relating to why I was here, and how I expected my knee brace to perform,” explains Perron.
Fred and his team developed a unique design to meet Guy’s distinct needs. Using their scanning tools, they took a 3D scan of Guy’s leg and collaboratively created a solution in-house.
“The most important thing is that this allows us to make a better final brace for our clients and at the end of the day, that’s really what counts,” says Rayner.
Guy Perron’s outcome was even better than anyone could have hoped for.
“The minute I put (my new braces) on, I just knew right away that it was going to be a much better and more confident knee brace to wear. I was able to walk out without using my canes!”
Fred and his team call that a home run — and that’s why they do what they do every day.
For more information about leg bracing and orthotic devices, contact the team at Applied Biomechanics in Guelph.