Louis Janze, Certified Prosthetist (c)
It was inevitable that Louis became a prosthetist. His father was a master mechanic and his mother was a nurse. He inherited their traits to become a true bio-mechanic.
Louis Janze, C.P. (c) graduated with Honours and Awards for Outstanding Achievement from BCIT’s Prosthetic and Orthotic Clinical Program. He obtained a three year residency position at Shaughnessy Hospital’s Prosthetic referral clinic. Exposed to a wide variety of challenging prosthetic cases enabled him to fine tune his clinical and technical skills.
While interning here, Louis realized there was a need for a prosthetic facility in the Fraser Valley, as many of the patients would travel to Vancouver for their appointments. He moved his young family to Abbotsford and opened Fraser Valley Prosthetics in 1994.
Over the years, Louis has lent his expertise to a variety of boards within his profession: President, Vice President, and Treasurer for the Prosthetic Orthotic Association of BC (POABC); Board member of Canadian Association of Prosthetic Orthotics (CAPO), and International Society of Prosthetists/ Orthotists (ISPO); national examiner for the certification of new prosthetists; and BCIT’s student selection committee. Louis was an integral part of a working group tasked with rewriting and updating the National Certification Exam.
Louis is current and up to date with the latest technology and techniques to provide his patients with the best possible outcomes to lead full and active lives.
Andrew Hoy, Certified Prosthetist (c)
Andrew completed his Bachelor of Human Kinetics at UBC, and went on to graduate at the top of his class at BCIT’s Prosthetics and Orthotics program. He did his residency at St. John’s, Newfoundland’s, Adult Rehabilitation Hospital. Working closely with other medical professionals, Andrew is able to achieve the best mobility outcomes for his patients. He values the time he spends communicating and working with patients to provide excellent prosthetic care. The combination of the health care and mechanical aspects of prosthetics appeals to Andrew’s compassionate and inquisitive nature.
Fraser Valley Prosthetics welcomed Andrew Hoy to our team in 2013.
Andrew is married to Nissa, and together they have a very energetic one year old son. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys cycling, ultimate Frisbee, hiking, and is an avid Canucks fan, and hopes to see them hoist a Stanley Cup in his lifetime.
Joel Flett, Certified Prosthetic Technician
Fraser Valley Prosthetics welcomed Joel to the team in 2012. He is a graduate of the Prosthetic/Orthotic Technical program at George Brown College in Toronto, and began his career as a central fabrication technician for Ottobock, a leader in developing prosthetic technology.
Joel’s technical skills in auto mechanics, electrical engineering, construction and welding were developed during his high school years in the industrial arts program. His experience working on a farm allowed him to repair and operate a variety of machinery. In his decision to become a prosthetic technician, Joel wanted to combine his mechanical talents with his need to help people with disabilities gain mobility. He has a sister with cerebral palsy, and understands the challenges of movement a person with a disability has in every day life.
At FVP, Joel works closely with Louis and Andrew to develop the best mobility outcomes possible for each individual patient.
Joel used to be an equipment manager and fitness trainer for junior hockey teams in Saskatchewan. He enjoys an active lifestyle playing hockey and basketball, and other outdoor activities. He is married to Emily, and together they have a young son named Luke.
Lisa Engel, Front Office Manager
Lisa Engel has been, and continues to be, a valued member of the Fraser Valley Prosthetics team for the past 11 years. She is very knowledgeable about all aspects involving prosthetics, and can offer you guidance on your quest for any information regarding the different paying agencies. With her friendly and welcoming nature, Lisa gives prompt and efficient service to all of our patients. In her downtime, Lisa enjoys a good book, and is also a talented seamstress - always in the process of creating fabulous items for her granddaughter.