Applied Biomechanics Orthotics and Bracing

In recognition of World Autism Day @WorldAutismDay and the many children and adults that we treat with Orthotics and Bracing who also are affected by Autism. Hats off to @KidsAbility for their wonderful Autism Therapy Programs !

Applied Biomechanics wishes to celebrate International Women's Day by acknowledging and recognizing all of the women that have dedicated their lives to the rehabilitation of children and adults. We feel privileged to work with all of the great women working in Orthotics and Prosthetics, Physical and Occupational Therapy., and the women working in our own office. We couldn't do the work that we do without all of you !

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@ABOrthotics is recognizing the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. We commend the @UN for their efforts in “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. Proud member of @CanadaOPC.

Since 1992, the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been annually observed on 3 December around the world. The theme for this year’s IDPD is “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. This theme focuses on the empowering persons with disabilities for the inclusive, equitable and sustainable development envisaged in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The 2030 Agenda, pledging to “leave no one behind,” is an ambitious plan of action of the international community towards a peaceful and prosperous world, where dignity of an individual person and equality among all is applied as the fundamental principle, cutting across the three pillars of the work of the United Nations: Development, Human Rights and Peace and Security. It is critical to ensure, in this regard, the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and create enabling environments by, for and with persons with disabilities.

How long is 23 feet ? At @ABOrthotics 23 FEET is exactly this long !!! Now what is that equation for converting feet to braces .... hmmm, oh yeah ... it is FEET x ASSESSMENT SKILL x CASTING SKILL x MODIFICATION SKILL x 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE + A GREAT TEAM = GREAT BRACES

Thanks KidsAbility for the recognition. We are happy to be your community partner working with such a deserving population of kids. Take note Guelph of the GREAT work done by KidsAbility in our community !!!

Applied Biomechanics looking forward to some world class racing @InfernoTrack on Wednesday evening. Your best chance to get up close to some of the best Track and Field athletes in the world !!!

June is Stroke Awareness Month is Canada. Follow @HSFCSR and read our blog article at

The American Society for Biomechanics did an outstanding job again this year promoting the National Biomechanics Day

Great fun again this year participating in the National Biomechanics Day

The Applied Biomechanics Team is off to the IVO World Congress to see the latest products and current treatment trends in Pedorthics. As Certified Orthotists and Certified Orthotic Technicians this is a valuable part of our continuing education with the Pedorthic Association of Canada

The Right Footwear for Your Orthotic or Brace - Applied Biomechanics Orthotics and Bracing

We often use the analogy that if you don’t wear proper footwear with your orthotic treatment, it is like putting poor quality tires on a sports car – you compromise the performance.

Our tips will help you find the right footwear for your orthotic or brace! Footwear plays a very important role in the functionality of any orthotic or brace. If the shoe is not stable,it makes it very difficult for the orthotic to provide support and puts additional pressure on the orthotic because it now has to try to stabilize itself in the shoe. Learn more and check ou...

Now you can take your BEST FRIENDS with you anywhere you go ! Custom brace image transfers now available at Applied Biomechanics.

I encourage you to view this incredible TED TALK where Minda Dentler, a bilateral KAFO leg brace wearer challenges the 140 mile Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Kona, Hawaii

What sport do you think these braces are made for? If you answered Gladiator Fights you would not be correct, but I could follow your thinking ! They are designed for Motocross to keep the riders legs and knees safe. If @ABOrthotics can help this guy, we can help anyone !!!

Recording our new Radio Ads today @magic1061 and @CJOYradio. Thanks to Eric and Ian for launching my new career ... not ! These guys are real pros ! I will stick to what I do best - bracing.

Another Super day @ABOrthotics for our Superhero Friends @KidsAbility. Alex couldn't decide between Superman and Batman, so he go them both !

Bracing for Stroke | Applied Biomechanics Orthotics & Bracing Guelph

Find out how Applied Biomechanics can help in the event of a stroke. Let Applied Biomechanics help you put your best foot forward to overcome walking difficulties due to stroke According to the Health Canada, strokes are the leading cause of disability in Canada, with over 50,000 new strokes occurring in Canada every year. The most common type of stroke is when blood...

What Is Metatarsalgia? | Applied Biomechanics Orthotics & Bracing Guelph

Have you been diagnosed with metatarsalgia? Find out everything you need to know. Do you have metatarsalgia? Learn all about the symptoms and treatments from Applied Biomechanics Orthotics and Bracing in Guelph.

KidsAbility Centre for Child Development

Applied Biomechanics Orthotics and Bracing has been serving the Guelph Community since 1995 and was the city’s first full-time clinic providing custom foot orthotics, custom orthopedic and neuromuscular bracing, orthopedic footwear, and compression stockings. Fred, Cathy and their team have been very generous to KidsAbility over their many years in the Guelph community. Not only do they support KidsAbility with sponsorship and donations, but they also fit many of our kids with their orthotics. Thank you Applied Biomechanics for all that you do for us.

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Ella being cast at @ABOrthotics for new AFOs. Thanks Fred! #CerebralPalsy #backtoschool

Former KidsAbility Ambassador shows that it is never too early or too late to sport Toronto Maple Leaf AFO's

Top 3 Myths About Custom Foot Orthotics | Applied Biomechanics Guelph

Don't let these myths about custom foot orthotics fool you! There are many misconceptions about custom foot orthotics. Find out what you need to know about custom foot orthotics from Applied Biomechanics in Guelph.

Hello again to my friends, colleagues and family;


With your generous support, we helped raise a significant contribution for the AWESOME programs, therapists and kids at KidsAbility. Your efforts helped us reach our Superhero Run goal of $1,000.00. Combine that with Applied Biomechanics "Universe" Sponsorship and our corporate contributions from our June sales, our total donation to KidsAbility was over $7,000.00 !!!

Please have a read of the email below from Charmaine Brown, Senior Development Officer KidsAbility Foundation, ​Guelph-Wellington:

Dear Fred & Cathy,

On behalf of KidsAbility Foundation, I would like to Thank you once again for kindly sponsoring of our 4th annual Superhero Run for KidsAbility. With your support, the event raised more than $70,000 for KidsAbility Guelph, which ensures that children in our community are receiving the much needed life-changing therapy that they need.

KidsAbility could not do what it does without the generous support from our caring community. Please know that partnerships with our sponsors are vital to the success of the Superhero Run and you are truly appreciated. Thank you again for your thoughtful gift to KidsAbility and the Superhero Run.

Looking forward to seeing you soon, have a great summer!


​Thanks again everyone​. Please know that your contributions make a real difference in the lives of the kids and their parents that rely on the very special services of KidsAbility.

Fred & Cathy Rayner

Fred J. Rayner, B.Sc.(H.K.), C.O.(c), C.Ped.(c)
Certified Orthotist, Certified Pedorthist
President, Applied Biomechanics Orthotics and Bracing
214 Speedvale Ave. W., Unit 7
Guelph, ON, N1H 1C4
Tel: 519 836-4755
Fax: 519 836-0870

Applied Biomechanics is partnering again this year with KidsAbility to help raise donations for the Superhero Run. The ‘BRACEMEN’ will be participating in support of the outstanding staff and programs of KidsAbility.

This year, instead of asking for pledges to walk and run, Applied Biomechanics will be donating a portion of our net sales from June 1st to June 18th. We will also happily accept donations to Team Bracemen on the Superhero Run site by clicking on

Applied Biomechanics is happy to celebrate National Biomechanics Day. When it comes to the application of biomechanics in the design and function of orthopaedic and neuromuscular braces for children and adults, Applied Biomechanics not only talks the talk, we walk the walk! We use the most advanced imaging technology and CAD CAM design in the profession to engineer braces and orthotics of superior fit and function. Our high tech braces are used in the aid and treatment of conditions such as Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Charcot Marie Tooth, Nerve and Brain Injury, Osteoarthritis and Diabetes.

AFO stiffness can help optimize patient function | Lower Extremity Review Magazine

AFO stiffness helps optimize patient function. We use these principles to design AFO's. See this great write up at

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Can you guess what these people are getting for Christmas? The AB Elves are going to be busy around the Applied Biomechanics workshop! #guelph

Thanks Guelph for your kind donations of gently used braces. Over 300 lbs. of braces headed to help the disabled in Haiti. #bracesforhaiti

Dear Friends, Family and Colleagues;

Those of you who know me well will understand that this isn't something that I do very often ... ask for help. I am always glad to give a hand myself to those who need one but usually find a way of doing something myself if I can. Well, I have found something that I can not do all by myself and could use some help.

On June 19th, 2016, I will be participating in the 3nd annual Superhero Run for KidsAbility at Exhibition Park in Guelph. I’m thrilled to invite you to join me in supporting KidsAbility, and achieving our team fundraising goal of $1500.00. Last years goal was $500.00 but with your help I was the 2nd highest fundraiser with over $1,200.00 raised !

To show how sincere I am with this, my company, Applied Biomechanics will match dollar for dollar all funds raised up to $1,500.00. So anti up and make me pay !!! If I can get $1,500.00 in sponsorship Applied Biomechanics will match that so we can raise $3,000.00 for these kids and the programs that they need. Applied Biomechanics is already a supporter of KidsAbility and a sponsor of the Superhero Run, but I wanted to do even more to help support such a great organization.

The Superhero Run encourages families and runners alike to don their capes for a 1K run/walk or 5K timed race while raising money and awareness for KidsAbility. Since 1999, KidsAbility has been empowering children and youth with special needs in Guelph-Wellington to realize their potential. Last year, over 700 children and youth in Guelph-Wellington received life-changing therapy and support services from KidsAbility.

Please join me in demonstrating a belief that every child needs a Superhero. Here is how you can help:

1. Click on the following link:

2. Click on "GIVE NOW" and fill out your donation information.

3. Fell good knowing that you are helping kids deal with their special needs.

On behalf of those who will benefit from your generosity, thank you for your support!

Superheroes unite!


Applied Biomechanics is Proud to be a 'Universe Sponsor' of The Guelph Superhero Run for KidsAbility taking place Sunday, June 19. There's lots of fun for the whole family! After all, every child needs a superhero!

Registration is now open. If you haven't already registered,
visit and join today.

It was great to attend the Southern Ontario CMTA in Fergus to hear Dr. Steven Baker, Head of the Peripheral Nerve Service at McMaster’s new Neuromuscular/Neurometabolic Disease Clinic, speak of his clinical and research findings related to Charcot Marie Tooth Disease. Pictured is Dr. Steven Baker and Kelly Detta-Hall, Founder and Facilitator of the Southern Ontario CMTA.

Applied Biomechanics Orthotics and Bracing

Another busy week at Applied Biomechanics. In a couple of weeks time all of these various foot, leg, knee and torso casts will be transformed into functional high tech orthoses (braces) that will work to enhance the mobility and comfort for each of their wearers. I sure hope the Elves show up this weekend to get some of this work done for me !

Check out this great story and video of 8 year old Nicki Alarie. Applied Biomechanics Children's Bracing Specialists Fred Rayner and Mark Tonin fit Nicki for this one of a kind custom Orthotic Brace that enables her to play the violin. We just made the brace ... she does all the rest !
You can read the full story, see the video and hear her play at

Lending our support to a cause near and dear to us. Guelph Fire Fighters raising money to help people with Muscular Dystrophy.

Even if you don't make it out to Stone Road Mall to see their Roof Top Campout to donate, you can do it easily here:

Applied Biomechanics - Company Showcase Video - Full - Feb2016

Our story, as told through the words of our customers. We are so very pleased to be part of our clients lives as we work to help support each client to achieve their goals through the use of orthotic, orthopaedic, neuromuscular and biomechanical bracing, using evidence based best practices to maximize their recovery, independence and performance. Enjoy the video!

Fit these custom AFOs (leg braces) on a little guy this week to help him play soccer. Our team even managed to fit them in cleats!

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[01/21/14]   After celebrating 20 years in business we decided that it was time for a Brand Refresh and a new logo!

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