Pediatric Orthotics

Pediatric Orthotics

There is so much more to pediatric orthotics than taking small bodies and fitting them into adult devices. The need to be active and discover the world ensures children will want to be independent and able to keep up with everyone else. Regardless if it is spending time with friends, playing sports, going to school or just living day to day life; we have you covered head to toe!

At Ortho Design we consider each individual child and endeavour to meet their needs allowing them to thrive, develop and be a child. We also understand that parents need support and we are here to help!


Over the past 16 years, our son Matthew, has experienced dedicated professional care from Birgit at Ortho Design. She has connected relationally with Matthew and our family which has made dealing with her so enjoyable. We highly recommend her services to anyone who requires them!

John and Kathy   BC

Plantar fasciitis stinks!
Tried the stretches, the ice, heel lifts and inflammatories for 8 months. It was a night stretch brace (no fun!) and foot orthotics that finally stopped the pain.

Robin   Vernon, BC

I am an avid runner but was stopped in my tracks my a fallen metatarsal head. The first steps in the orthotics were the best I had felt in over 2 years. Just starting to run again with a triathlon in my sights.

Scott   West Kootenays

2 pairs of foot orthotics (not from Ortho Design) and almost 1000.00 and I still had almost constant pain in my feet. My friend recommended Ortho Design but I didn't want to throw out good money after bad. They adjusted my orthotics and I finally got relief. I know where I will have my next orthotics made. Thanks Ortho Design.

Val   West Kootenays

Dr. Alvarez at BC Children's referred me to Birgit for braces for our 12month old. We have progressed to 2 other designs over the following 2 years. Ortho Design provides excellent customer service and Birgit is very accommodating of our busy schedule. Delaney's braces were a perfect fit and very cute colors and patterns. We would recommend Ortho Design without hesitation. Thank-you.

Laura   Kelowna, BC

My experience with Ortho Design has been lovely. Birgit has always been a pleasure to work with and makes my braces look amazing.

Alix   Summerland, BC

My daughter is an incredibly active seven year old with Spina Bifida who constantly breaks parts on her brace. I am constantly questioning new ways to brace my daughter, Birgit always takes the time to address my concerns and come up with a compromise that has always benefited my incredibly outgoing daughter. It is very reassuring to be able to take an active role in her health care. Thanks Birgit!

Melissa   Castlegar, BC

I can run more than 6K again. Yeah! Thanks.

Rob   Kelowna, BC

We have to regularly deal with the health care system where everything takes a long time to get things done. Getting braces made for my daughter is the one thing that always seems to go smoothly. We have been having braces made for our daughter for 6 years and are very happy here.

Tara & Darby   Kelowna, BC

Due to a work accident I lost the use of my calf muscles. This made it very challenging to go up or down hills. These braces now allow me to walk down the hill to the beach where I can play With my children. I look forward to outdoor adventures again!!!

Travis   Grand Forks

I have had the pleasure of working on many projects with Birgit over the past several years. We started out with a pair of KAFO leg braces to allow me to stand and gait walk. Watching her approach to customized work I felt like she'd be the perfect person to help me create new and innovative ways to really get back into sports since my spinal cord injury. Birgit has helped me to create better/safer ways to sit on my surf board, mountain bike and sit ski. Anytime I need custom work done, I think of Birgit.

Josh Dueck   BC, Paralympic Gold and Silver Medalist

I can't even begin to thank you enough for all the support that you have given my family over the past 6 years. Your dedication to your clients is above and beyond. We are so thrilled to be dealing with a company that treats us like family. We so appreciate the way that you work around our hectic lives and make every visit a pleasure. Thank you again for everything you do.

Lisa   Kelowna, BC

Our pediatrician and team at BC children's hospital recommended Birgit. We couldn't be more pleased with how accommodating her team has been as well as the product we have received.

Neava   Revelstoke, BC

If I had not been introduced to Birgit in 2009 I would probably be in a wheelchair and be missing my left leg. She helped in so many ways with my mobility issues, I don't know what I would have done without her.

Janice   Vernon, BC

Birgit first worked on my orthotics in 1990. I have never found a better one more professional orthotist. I would highly recommend her to anyone with orthotic needs.

Bill   Greenwood, BC

My girls love visits with Birgit, her caring nature and knowledge of bracing has greatly helped Holly’s walking throughout the years.

Holly   Falkland, BC