Marc Schneider – Orthostist
I have been specializing in pediatrics since 1989 when I joined the Alberta Children’s Hospital, practicing there until 1996 when I established Braceworks. I thrive on the clinical challenge of treating highly dynamic needs of children with chronic conditions like Cerebral Palsy, as they grow from childhood through their transition from youth into adulthood – helping them maintain active and independent lives.
My other areas of expertise include custom knee bracing, having personal experience with the entire progression from stabilizing knee braces for ligament injury at age 19 progressing to unloading knee braces for osteoarthritis followed by a total knee replacement at age 48.
In addition to my absorbing clinical practice, I am actively involved in applied research sharing clinical experience and insight with biomedical engineering students into the opportunities for advancing orthotic care and improving mobility for people with disabilities.
I graduated from the University of Alberta in 1985 with a Bachelor of Physical Education – Athletic Training and Conditioning, practicing as an Athletic Trainer for the Edmonton Wildcats Football Club and Canadian Forces Base Edmonton during my studies. Following my degree, I studied Prosthetics and Orthotics in Burnaby, British Columbia graduating in 1988.
I maintain my professional education through active involvement in the International Society of Prosthetists and Orthotists, the American Association of Orthotists and Prosthetists, and the Association of Children’s Prosthetic and Orthotic Clinics.