At Ability Prosthetics and Orthotics, our patients come first, always. We want the best possible outcome for you and will do everything in our power to achieve it.
Our strength lies in our experience. As Senior Prosthetists and Orthotists with more than 25 years’ experience both here and overseas, we have the capability to manufacture and fit a wide variety of prosthetics and orthotics.
We are hands-on and personally involved with patient care from start to finish. We get to know you, your story and your goals so that we can tailor a solution that meets your exact needs using our expertise in both traditional and new techniques for prosthetic and orthotic treatment.
After completing a National Diploma in Orthotics and Prosthetics in South Africa in 1994, Anton spent the next two and half decades honing his craft in public and private practice. Now happily settled in Australia, Anton is passionate about using his extensive knowledge and experience in Prosthetics and Orthotics to improve the lives of Queenslanders.
Coming from an era in which Prosthetists and Orthotists learned the skills to manufacture devices, Anton has an intricate working knowledge of prosthetic and orthotic design. This, combined with his up-to-the-minute knowledge of the latest technology, equipment and techniques, has ensured Anton has earned a reputation for designing, manufacturing highly effective prosthetic and orthotic solutions.
Peter completed his National Diploma in Orthotics and Prosthetics in South Africa in 1994. He has worked in several private practices during his career, gaining invaluable knowledge, skills and experience in each one.
Since Peter came to Australia in 2012, he’s worked in private practice in Queensland. This has enabled him to develop a thorough understanding of the Australian and Queensland health system and in particular, the funding bodies which assist his patients to afford well-designed and manufactured prosthetics and orthotics.
Peter is highly skilled in the manufacture of prosthetic limbs and orthotic appliances. Throughout his career, he has placed a priority on staying abreast of developments in this specialised area, attending facilities in Belgium, the Netherlands and the World Congress in Leipzig in Germany.
David studied a Bachelor of Health Science, majoring in Prosthetics and Orthotics at the University of the Sunshine Coast. While studying David completed clinical placements at a major teaching hospital and regional private practice. During this time, he gained knowledge and a keen interest in the latest research and gait analysis of lower limb pathologies. He enjoys gaining an understanding of each person and matching lower limb prosthetic and orthotic devices that meet their individual needs and goals. Having been involved with para sports and being an amputee himself, David has firsthand knowledge and can empathise with most clients.
Senior O&P Technician
Being the son of a prosthetist Ryan has been around the profession all his life. He has worked as a technician for over 20 years having positions in various private clinics in Queensland since 2000. Over the years Ryan has gained experience in manufacturing methods for most orthotic and prosthetic devices and is always looking at new materials or techniques. Working in regional clinics has enabled him to solve most common and complex issues associated with orthotic and prosthetic devices and bring that knowledge back to the workshop.
Having spent 30 years working in the service industries, Gina has a passion for interacting with people. With experience in a variety of industries in 2 countries, Gina has developed a keen sense in how to make one feel comfortable and welcome. In addition to administration and reception duties Gina is an accredited Amoena breast prosthesis and mastectomy lingerie fitter at the Brisbane office where she is based.
Adri has an extensive background in administration and financial duties, including 15 years in the prosthetics and orthotics industry. She is also an accredited fitter of Amoena breast prostheses and mastectomy lingerie, providing personalised and discreet consultations at our Brisbane office. Together with Gina they take care of all administrative and communication duties for the Brisbane, Toowoomba and Townsville practices.
Finding the right solution begins with a thorough consultation and assessment. We take a cast or scan of the residual limb for a prosthesis, or the body part that needs support or correction for an orthosis.
Using the cast or scan, we create a physical plaster of paris mould and/or generate a CAD mould which is then carefully re-worked to create a custom design for a prosthesis or orthotic.
The prosthesis or orthotic is produced for trial (e.g. a test socket) or permanent use using state-of-the-art equipment, components and lightweight, flexible, skin-friendly materials.
Fit, comfort and function are vital. Typically more than one fitting is required to custom fit a prosthesis or orthosis, and it is standard practice for a patient to trial a prosthesis before the definitive prosthesis/orthosis is completed.
Prosthetic and orthotic devices need to be serviced to maintain effective function, and adjustments carried out to accommodate physical changes and optimise fit.
Ability Prosthetics and Orthotics is a registered member of the Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association (AOPA), NDIS, Queensland Artificial Limb Service (QALS) and Department of Veterans Affairs.