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Addressing Children’s Needs

Here at Action Orthotics & Prosthetics we offer full time pediatric services in the Penticton area, and also offer specialty Saturday pediatric orthotic clinics in Kamloops to better serve our pediatric clientele and their families.

Because children often possess needs and concerns that are different from the rest of our adult prosthetics and orthotics patients, Action Orthotics & Prosthetics, Inc. hosts special clinics that work specifically with the needs of our child and teenage patients. Through one-on-one interactions with the children and their parents, we’re able to develop long-term patient relationships, as we continue to address their ongoing orthotic needs. We work with youngsters with a variety of medical conditions, including the some of following:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Spina Bifida
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Down’s Syndrome
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Idiopathic Toe-Walking
  • Club Foot
  • Congenital Dislocating Hip Disorder (CDHD)
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries (Sever’s Disease, Osgood-Schlatter Disease, etc.)

Full-Time Pediatric Care at Penticton Location; in Kamloops and Princeton every 2-3 weeks as needed
At Action Orthotics & Prosthetics, we're happy to see our pediatric population full-time, five days a week at our Penticton location. We also offer Thursday evening appointments in Penticton if booked in advance to better accommodate after school appointments if needed. We also offer pediatric orthotic clinics to the Kamloops and Princeton areas every 2-3 weeks depending upon patient demand. As we are a facility that fabricates our orthoses "in-house," we're able to offer 24-72 hours' turn-around time on most of our orthotic devices when required in emergency circumstances. Whether your child has broken his/her brace,just come out of serial casts following botox or achilles lengthening procedures and needs their AFO’s as soon as possible, or you’re an out of town family, we will try to assess and fit your child in one trip to our facility if travel is a concern.

Because children continue to grow and develop, you have our personal guarantee that we will adjust your child’s orthoses for as long as possible to optimize their time in one set of braces, keeping the cost down for our pediatric patients’ families.

Pediatric Orthotic Funding
All children in B.C. are eligible for orthotic funding through the pediatric pharmacare program until they are 18 years of age. This program covers most custom or customized fit orthotics from the ankle and up. It will not cover custom foot orthotics or accommodative footwear. Whether your Orthosis is funded 100% is based on family income and that determines whether you will have a yearly deductible to pay. If your child has been accepted into the “At-Home” program, that generally means they will have 100% coverage on eligible orthotic services, but eligibility into this program is based on severity of your child’s condition. Once you have registered for Pharmacare, we will take your prescription and submit our paperwork for orthotic approval on your behalf. Approvals can take 2-3 weeks to come in.