We met Jim Alaimo, prosthetist, and his business partner, Mark Hardin at a canine rehab conference last year where we were both exhibiting our products to the canine rehab professionals and veterinarians in attendance. We were impressed with the simplicity and craftsmanship in their products. Jim has a long background in human braces and prosthetics. At the end of the conference, we decided to collaborate with them, offering measuring and fitting services at Eddie’s Wheels for their clients who live in New England. To that end, Eddie and Erika McElwey, our canine rehab person, traveled to their offices in Morgantown, PA to learn from the professionals how to take casts and do the final fitting on braces and prosthetics
Orthopedic braces stabilize and protect injured joints. They are custom made for your pet only. A custom brace can be used pre- or post-surgically, or as an alternative to surgery is not an option due to age, financial limitations, or other medical issues. Among the issues a custom brace addresses are ACL or CCL damage, hyper-extension or knuckling, elbow luxation and dislocation, and congenital deformities.
Working in cooperation with your veterinarian and My Pet’s Brace, Eddie’s Wheels is available to assist customers in need of casting and fitting their dog for a brace. Arrangements can be made by contacting My Pet’s Brace (610-286-0018) and having a consultation with Jim Alaimo as to the suitability of a brace for your pet. Once a design is settled upon, clients can come to us for casting and fitting services. Erika McElwey (www.changeyourrange.com) is available to provide a home strengthening plan for your pet at the same time.