Who We Are
Susan Riediger, CO(c)
Before entering the orthotics/prosthetics program, Susan received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo.
Susan became certified as an Orthotist by the Canadian Board of Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists in 1988. After certification, Susan received her Masters in Rehabilitation Medicine from the University of Manitoba in 1998.
Since entering the field of Orthotics, Susan has served on the Canadian Board of Certified Prosthetists as Ethics Chair. She was selected to join the Board of Directors and served as Secretary Treasurer for five years. She also served in the capacity of orthotic examiner for the certificate programs.
Prior to coming to Anderson Orthopedics, Susan practiced at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. She is dedicated to providing the highest level of orthotic care.
John Furtado, CO(c)
John received his education in orthotics in the Faculty of Medical Rehabilitation at Northwestern University in Chicago.
John became certified as an Orthotist by the Canadian Board of Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists in 1981.
John brings a wealth of knowledge to the practice with his experience attained as Director of Prosthetic and Orthotic Services at Deer Lodge Centre and Director of Orthotics at Rehabilitation Centre for Children.
Since entering the field of orthotics, John has served as Vice-President of MOPA, President of MOPA and with the CAPO Board of Directors.
David Holder, CO(c)
Before entering the orthotics/prosthetics program, David received his Bachelor of Physical Education at McMaster University.
David became certified as an Orthotist by the Canadian Board of Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists in 2002. He has a strong academic background and is dedicated to improving the care provided to patients.
Since entering the field of orthotics, David has served as the Secretary-Treasurer of CAPO.
Jacques Swanepoel, Resident Orthotist
Jacques recently joined Anderson Orthopedics as a Resident Orthotist from South African where he was a qualified CPO with more than 20 years of experience years as educator and clinician. He was co-owner of one of the largest P&O practice in South Africa and later opened an interdisciplinary medical rehabilitation practice. Jacques is the past academic Head of School for Medical Orthotics & Prosthetics in South Africa.
In his professional career, he served on several national and international professional bodies and committees related to ethics, education, prosthetics & orthotics. Jacques has presented several academic papers both nationally and internationally in both paediatrics and neuroorthopaedics. He holds several academic qualifications with bachelor’s degrees and diplomas in education, Human Movement Sciences with specialization in Sport Physiology, and qualified with a Honours Degree in Prosthetics & Orthotics Cum Laude.
Jacques specializes in neuroorthopeadics with reference to paediatrics, positioning, spinal and medical rehabilitation. He dedicates his current career on introducing new concepts of prosthetics & orthotics rehabilitation focussing on Medical Fitness.
Before joining Anderson Orthopedics in Winnipeg, he was the youngest recipient of the Jack Ball Lifetime Achievement Award from the South African Orthotics & Prosthetics Association.
A highlight of his career was participating in special humanitarian projects in Africa for the provision of Prosthetics & Orthotics and training in Uganda, South Sudan and Somalia.
Jacques adds international clinical experience and expertise based on clinical best practice and evidence based orthotics procedures.
Patrick Smith, Resident Orthotist
after graduating from the Orthotics and Prosthetics program at BCIT in May of 2016. Previously, he graduated from the University of Manitoba with his Bachelor of Physical Education in 1997 and certified as an Athletic Therapist in 2000. He was the head Athletic Therapist for the Winnipeg Goldeyes and a division 1 hockey team in Austria. Prior to attending BCIT, he was employed at the
Pan Am Orthopedic clinic as a registered orthopaedic technologist working in the fracture clinic with a diverse patient experience. Patrick is looking forward to obtaining his certification and continue to further his knowledge as an orthotist.
Jasmine Martin, Resident Orthotist
Jasmine received her education at George Brown College where she attended both the technical and clinical programs. She previously completed a Bachelor’s of Kinesiology from the University of Manitoba. Jasmine is currently working towards her Master’s of Rehabilitation Science which she hopes to use to complete research and improve practice to better serve the community of Winnipeg. She is looking forward to bettering her knowledge and skills to obtain her certification in Orthotics.
1818 Portage Avenue,
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0G5
Phone: (204) 837-7190
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