John Abramowicz C.O.(c)
With over 30 years of experience in the field of orthotics, John Abramowicz has helped thousands of clients to enhance their mobility and lifestyle. Having attained a post graduate diploma in clinical methods in Orthotics and prosthetics, John went on to become a Canadian Board certified orthotist in 1984.
John started his career at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto looking after the needs of younger clients afflicted with burns, scoliosis and various congenital conditions. He went on to head up the orthotic department at the Orthopaedic and Arthritic Hospital, Toronto, where he specialized in the orthotic management of knee injuries with the team of resident orthopaedic surgeons.
John left the public sector to launch Kintech Orthopaedics in 1988. This allowed him the freedom to focus energy and effort on enhancing the lives of injured and disabled clients through research, development and the integration of advanced componentry and manufacturing processes into orthotic devices designed for activities of daily living.
While in private practice, John became involved with a number of elite level athletes including professional hockey, basketball and football players. While motivated to assist highly performing clients in their chosen activities, John’s passion continues to be the enhancement of ability for the clients for whom everyday life has dealt a physical challenge through injury, disease or those acquired at birth. John likes to think of himself as being in the “ability-shifting business”, offering clients the opportunity to explore the use of custom “tools” to help gain access to new levels of function, safety and lifestyle.
John can understand the advantages of an active lifestyle. John was a competitive rower for over 20 years. Both he and his wife have been avid, long distance runners for over thirty years. All of their four children are or have been involved in competitive sports. In fact, each of them has been a client of the company at various times to help overcome athletic injuries.
John is a member of:
- Canadian Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists, (CAPO)
- Ontario Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (OAPO)
- International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO)
- Canadian Board for the Certification of Prosthetists and Orthotists (CBCPO)