June, 2013

OrthoCanada Sponsor Spotlight

Tell me a little about OrthoCanada history and how you have grown over the past years. How long has OrthoCanada been around?

Founded in 1989, OrthoCanada is known for providing professional expertise about the physiotherapy rehabilitation products it manufactures and distributes to athletic therapists, clinics, hospitals, specialty medical retailers and retail pharmacies in Canada.

OrthoCanada manages its nationwide business from its head office in the Ottawa region, having established strategic partnerships with service centres across Canada. With this structure, OrthoCanada provides expert support to thousands of professionals (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, sports medicine, chiropractic, athletic therapy, kinesiology, acupuncture, massage) in diverse environments, including hospitals, rehabilitation centres, schools, fitness centres, sports teams, associations, corporations, retail pharmacies, and orthopaedic and medical equipment dealers and distributors.

What does OrthoCanada offer that’s different from other athletic suppliers?

Many Canadian clinics have come to rely on OrthoCanada’s core team of professionals, which includes 2 physiotherapists, a kinesiologist & a PTA , all of whom provide timely recommendations and assistance that allow healthcare professionals to increase patient health and wellness. From filling day-to day-needs with standard physiotherapy equipment and supplies to providing sophisticated and precise treatment options for specialized applications, the team at OrthoCanada is committed to supporting the Canadian rehab community.

A cornerstone of OrthoCanada’s unique offering to Canadian physiotherapists is the solid partnership it has built over the last twenty years with reputable rehab equipment manufacturers from Australia, Britain, China, Finland, Germany, Holland, Israel, Japan, Russia, South Korea and the United States.

Pioneering Product Development

Respected brand-name products designed and manufactured by OrthoCanada include:
Bakrol™ – the most widely sold lumbar rolls in Canada
Nekrol™ – the most widely sold cervical roll in Canada
Bakrest™ lumbar supports
NekDoctor™ orthopaedic pillows
OCM™® athletic tape
Shoulderol™ shoulder pulleys
V-Series™ Hi-Lo mobilization treatment beds

Exclusive Rehab Products Lines for Canadian Market

OrthoCanada is a trusted partner for international companies wanting to market and distribute their products in Canada. The following companies are some of the ones represented by OrthoCanada:
Nustep Corporation
Multi Radiance Medical (TerraQuant & MR4 Lasers)
Rich-Mar Medical (Winner IFC & Combos, Autosound & Therasound Therapeutic Ultrasounds)
K-Tape Elastic Tape (K-Taping, CrossTape, K-Tape ForMe)
h/p/cosmos Treadmills
Seers Medical Treatment Tables & Couches

How has OrthoCanada helped the Canadian Athletic Therapy Association and how has this relationship been beneficial?

We have supported CATA through exhibiting at the annual conference for several years. As well, we have offered workshops and CEU’s through our partner the K-Taping Academy Canada www.k-taping.ca .

Do you plan on opening up other locations in the future?

We just opened a new warehouse in Gatineau, Quebec in February 2013.

What should we as CATA members expect from OrthoCanada over the next 10 years?

More access to product education via digital media and hands-on workshops/seminars. Excellent customers service by an athletic therapist, 2 physiotherapists, and 1 biotech engineer. Fast shipping times, minimal back orders, and competitive pricing. Access to a quick and efficient website.

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