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Western Hand & Upper Limb Facility (WULF) is a multi-disciplinary upper extremity specialized centre. Our team of orthopaedic surgeons, nurses, orthopaedic technicians, occupation and physical therapists work together to provide comprehensive care to our patients.

Our surgeons are quite involved in the education of medical students, residents and fellows.


Orthopaedic Surgeons

 

Armin Badre,
MD, MSc, FRCSC

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Joseph Bergman,
PEng, MD, FRCSC

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Portrait of Robert Chan

Robert Chan,
MD, MSc, FRCSC

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Matthew Furey,
MD, MSc, FRCSC

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Aleem Lalani,
MD, FRCSC

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Portrait of Michael Lapner

Michael Lapner,
MD, FRCSC

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Portrait of David Sheps

David Sheps,
MD, MSc, MBA, FRCSC

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Fellows/Alumni

Dr. Graeme Harding (2019-2020)


Orthopaedic Technicians

Portrait of Amanda Brodniansky

Amanda Brodniansky

Portrait of Wendy Fossen

Wendy Fossen

Portrait of Tobi French

Tobi French


Occupational Therapists

Our team of Occupational Therapists and Therapy Assistants offer rehabilitation services to patients with conditions and disorders of the hand, wrist, and elbow.

Group photo of the Occupational Therapists

The conditions we treat include:

  • Tendon injuries and transfers
  • Fractures of the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, and upper arm
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Joint replacements of the hand and elbow
  • Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
  • Contractures of the hand, wrist and elbow
  • Nerve palsies

We accept referrals only from the surgeons of the Western Upper Limb Facility. Working closely with these surgeons, we develop treatment plans based on each patient’s individual care needs.

Treatments we provide include:

  • Splint fabrication-for mobilization or immobilization
  • Assessment of joint Range of Motion, sensation, edema, pain, and strength
  • Edema Management
  • Desensitization
  • Scar Management
  • Thermal modalities
  • Progressive Range of Motion and strengthening programs

Our team of occupational therapists and therapy assistants include:

  • Kaylene Dann, Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Susan Gillatt, Occupational Therapist
  • Sabrina Hurry, Occupational Therapist
  • Jayme Inkpen, Occupational Therapist
  • Rupal Jain, Occupational Therapist
  • Julia Landstad, Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Merrie Zubritzky, Occupational Therapist

Hand and Occupational Therapy

Sturgeon Community Hospital, Main Floor, Unit 16
201 Boudreau Road, St. Albert, AB

Tel: 780-418-7387
Fax: 780-418-8294