Hey there! My name is Scott Hedlund C.P. (c), and I'm excited to share a bit about myself with you. I've been in the Prosthetic and Orthotic profession for over 30 years, and I'm proud to say that I'm still as passionate about helping patients and advancing our profession as I was when I started.
My journey in P&O began as an unregistered Orthotic Technician, but I knew that I wanted to make a bigger impact. So, I pursued formal clinical P&O education at BCIT, where I graduated with honors in 1998. After completing my two-year residency with Russell Prosthetics, I earned my CBCPO (OPC) certification in 2000. When the founder of Russell Prosthetics retired in 2009, I took over the clinic and have been honored to continue serving our patients ever since.
Continuing education and giving back have always been important to me. I believe that it's crucial to stay up-to-date with the latest techniques and technologies in our rapidly changing field. I've had the privilege of volunteering my time and expertise to various organizations over the years, including a major international prosthetic component manufacturer where I worked part-time as a clinical educator from 2010 to 2016. My volunteer work has taken me to six countries across four continents, and I've held leadership positions in organizations such as the Prosthetic and Orthotic Association of British Columbia, the Canadian Board of Certification for Prosthetists and Orthotists, Operation Namaste, and Orthotics Prosthetics Canada.
When it comes to providing clinical prosthetic treatment and care, I take a patient-centered approach. I know that every patient is unique, and I draw on my decades of experience, combined with evidence-based best practices and state-of-the-art equipment, to create personalized prosthetic treatment plans. I also value the importance of a comfortable and professional clinical environment, and I strive to make sure that our patients feel at ease during their visits.
When I'm not working, I love to travel and spend time outdoors. I'm an avid mountain biker, skier, hiker, and snowshoe guide on one of Vancouver's local ski hills.
I'm dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of those I serve, and I'm honored to be a part of the Russell Prosthetics team.
Hi there, I'm Tania Chabot, and for over half of my life, I have dedicated myself to serving the Prosthetics and Orthotics community. With a compassionate and solution-driven approach, I strive to ensure that the needs of my clients are not only heard but also achieved collaboratively.
My journey in the world of prosthetics began as a registered prosthetic technician, gaining invaluable experience in both public and private sectors. This foundation provided me with refined technical aptitude and problem-solving skills, enabling me to think outside the box and devise innovative solutions to my clients' unique challenges.
Driven by the profound impact I could make on someone's life, I ventured into teaching prosthetics at a university in the Philippines for nearly 2.5 years. This experience as an educator has deepened the caliber of guidance and collaboration I can offer my patients, leading to positive outcomes in their prosthetic treatment.
Expanding my reach in prosthetic care, I became a prosthetist. Holding positions across different provinces, both rural and urban, has further enriched my clinical approach. Committed to continuously expanding my expertise, I actively engage in continuing education and volunteer initiatives.
Beyond the office, I find joy in embracing the great outdoors. Whether it's exploring the mountains, enjoying water activities, tending to my garden, or listening to live music, I appreciate every moment. Mountain biking, kiteboarding, snowboarding, and motorcycle rides are some of my passions, and I love embarking on adventures with my partner and our duck toller doggo, Ruckus.
I look forward to sharing my genuine will to empower individuals with limb loss and difference to regain independence and mobility/motility, beyond the realms of their current circumstances.
Hey! My name is Nathan and I've been working in the prosthetic and orthotic industry for almost a decade as a technician. I am deeply passionate about my work and love helping others. I take pride in providing prosthetic devices that are unique and tailored to each client's needs. I strive to create devices that not only restore as much functionality as possible but also make the client feel confident and proud of their prosthetic.
One thing I try to prioritise is that a prosthetic device should not only function well but also reflect the personality and individuality of the client. I want to create stunning devices that people can be proud to wear. That's why I've been experimenting with different mediums such as mica powder mixed in the resin and spray paint, as well as the typical pigments or t-shirt finishes to create custom and visually appealing sockets.
I'm also deeply interested in how technology, like 3D printing, can be integrated with the industry. I believe that it can elevate our field by providing a more streamlined and efficient process of creating prosthetic devices. I'm always on the lookout for anything that could be used to make amputees' lives better, and I take pride in providing prosthetic devices that are unique and tailored to each client's needs.
My education includes a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology, which gives me a deeper understanding of the biomechanics of the human body and how prosthetics can improve quality of life for individuals. Prior to joining Russell Prosthetics in November of 2020, I worked for about five years at Hodgson Orthopedic Group, where I honed my skills and gained valuable experience in the field.
At Russell Prosthetics, I'm just one of many dedicated employees who work tirelessly to provide the best care and prosthetic solutions to our clients. Our team is committed to delivering personalized care and the highest quality prosthetic solutions to help our clients achieve their goals and live fulfilling lives.
We gratefully and respectfully acknowledge that Russell Prosthetics operates on the unceded territory of the Qayqayt First Nations.
452 E Columbia St,
New Westminster, BC V3L 3X5, Canada