We provide inpatient and outpatient prosthetic services for people who have lost a limb. Our team of health professionals works collaboratively with our clients to develop a care plan to meet their functional goals. Individuals considered for a prosthesis (artificial limb) will either be scheduled to trial a prosthesis or to be seen by the prosthetist to begin the process for a customized prosthesis.

How to access our service

To obtain a new device, a written referral from a doctor (general practitioner or specialist) is required. Other common sources of referral are the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre’s Amputee Rehabilitation Musculoskeletal Program or the IWK Paediatric Amputee and Limb Deficiency Clinic. The original or a copy of the referral can be forwarded directly to our department.

If an existing device is in need of repair, clients can self refer (no need for a written referral from a practitioner). Please contact the department’s reception to make an initial report.

The costs of obtaining a prosthetic device may be covered by:

Please contact the insurer directly to find out what is covered and required to pay for the prosthetic device.

Amputee Prosthetic Information "Going Out on a Limb"

Contact Prosthetics and Orthotics

Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre
1341 Summer Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 4K4

Tel: 902-473-1299 or 902-473-1222
Fax: 902-473-1235
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm

Program Manager
Tel:  902-473-1383
Miriam Lunn, Professional Practice Coordinator
Phone: (902) 473-1257