Custom made Canine Bracing

Mobile service for southern Vancouver island. In house manufacturing, over 300 braces fit to date!
All CCL/ knee, hock/ankle,front limb, paw braces are made from a custom mold of your dog’s limb.
Prosthetic services are available as well.

What to expect?

The time from assessment / casting to a fitting date can vary depending on the type of orthosis required and general scheduling limitations.

Allow 30-45 minutes for initial assessment and 1-2 hours for fitting, both of these timeframes are estimates and the session may be much shorter than these times. 

Getting Started

Start a consultation with your veterinarian and determine your canine's mobility issue. If there is a role for a brace in treatment, your vet can write down the issue and suggested bracing option.

Our Consultation

With this information, please contact us for a consultation appointment. It's recommended that you bring your canine's favorite toy and or snack to aid in temperament during a possible casting procedure.

Cast Molding

Once the assessment is completed and a plan for bracing is determined a cast molding with be done. The cast molding only takes 15 minutes to complete depending on the level of difficulty.

The Brace Fitting

The molding of your canine's limb will act as the template for the orthosis manufacturing. The goal is to provide a device within 10 days.

Tim Witoski C.O. (C)

Senior Certified Orthotist, CBCPO

Tim Witoski has owned, operated and managed Island Orthotics Inc. for the past 32 years. He has been the Senior Certified Orthotist with Island Orthotics Inc. during that timeframe. Tim is a graduate of both the Technical and Clinical Methods in Prosthetics and Orthotics programs from George Brown College (G.B.C.) in Toronto, Ontario. In 1985 upon completion of both G.B.C. programs Tim entered his internship at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. In 1987, following a 2 year internship Tim successfully passed the Canadian Board of Certification Prosthetists and Orthotists (C.B.C.P.O.) national examations in Orthotics.

Over the past 4 years Tim has pivoted his practice to focus primarily on canine bracing. This new focus has become a true passion for him and has provided both exciting new challenges and an opportunity to apply his 30+ years of orthotic care experience to a whole new population.

Lasting Results

Canine Bracing Options

Since beginning, we have created more than 300 custom braces for dogs of various sizes and shapes. We have even  made a prosthetic limb for a turkey (Gertie) and a similar device for a pig (Pirate). 

The most common devices and their prices are listed below. These are subject to change depending on complexity.

  • Stifle or knee brace: $975
  • Stifle brace with distal extension $1150 
  • Carpal brace static: $425
  • Carpal brace articulated: $825

All levels of amputation will be serviced as well. You’re welcome to request an appointment today by filling in the intake form on the opening page.

  • Stifle or knee
  • Hock or ankle
  • Elbow
  • Hip
  • Carpal or wrist
  • Wheelchair measurement
  •  Spinal bracing

Payment Policy

A downpayment of 50% is required at the time of casting with the balance owning upon supply of the brace. An instalment plan may be available on a case to case basis, our focus is to get as many dogs functioning as well as possible.

Pet Insurance

Most insurance providers offer a degree of reimbursement for canine bracing. You are advised to contact your insurance provider for details and or confirmation of reimbursement. The owner will be provided with documentation to allow the pet owner to file a claim for reimbursement from the insurance provider.

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