An Overview Of Orthotics
The primary goal of orthotics is to assist the muscular and skeletal systems in a positive way. When injuries or deformities are present, orthotic devices are used to gradually correct the problem or accommodate for the deficiency. Orthoses are fabricated for nearly every part of the body including:
Orthotic devices can reduce the weight placed on a joint, assist in movement, restrict movement, or even gradually guide the development of a part of the body. Typically, an orthosis will fit the body tightly and remain in place for some time. But advanced technology has given rise to new developments. Just one example is functional electrical stimulation devices, which can help weakened body parts operate, as they should.
We believe in working closely with you, your care team and, your caregivers to help improve your overall health and well-being. Whether you need a spinal orthosis, upper extremity or lower extremity orthosis, we understand that it can be frustrating. That’s why our professionals provide continued care through follow up appointments, making sure that the best results are always obtained. We take the time to answer any questions and address any concerns that may arise.
Our team also focuses on individualized care, and we know that no two situations are the same. Our main goal is to help you get back to doing the things you enjoy. Our orthotic devices can help with a number of issues including:
- Decreased Mobility
- Chronic Disease
- Birth Defects
- And More
With the right combination of physical rehabilitation and orthotic care, returning to your daily activities is possible. Teaching you how to live with your orthotic device is just as important as getting fitted for the proper device, and we take the time to make sure that every step of the orthotic process is taken seriously.
No matter your situation, our professionals can help. With an average of 15 years’ experience in the field, our practitioners are skilled and ready to help you get back to the lifestyle you enjoy. From the evaluation to continued care, we’ll be with you every step of the way.
Photos used with permission of the following companies: Becker Orthopedic • Cascade DAFO, Inc. • Endolite • Orthomerica Products, Inc. • Össur Americas • Ottobock • Spinal Technology, Inc. • SureStep • Touch Bionics, Inc. • Townsend Design
Courtesy of Spinal Technology, Inc. © 2013.
Courtesy of Orthomerica Products, Inc. © 2013.