Upper Limb Orthotics

Can we give you a hand … actually we support the one you have.

Ortho Design can create a number of different upper limb orthotics. We have a variety of splints to treat carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritic conditions. Relieving day and night discomfort enables you to enjoy activities, return to work and just get back to pain free life.

Custom or prefabricated resting braces for neuromuscular conditions such as brain injury, stroke, arthritis.

We fabricate heavy-duty leather working splints for those who like the natural moulding and breathability of leather. Wrist and hand braces can also be fabricated from a variety of thermoplastics allowing us to create flexible or rigid lightweight braces. High temperature plastics are often stronger allowing us to use thinner materials.

Whatever your bracing needs, our fabrication diversity means we can accommodate you.


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