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Orthotics

Neuro‐musculoskeletal Correction or Protection From head to toe

Orthotic services performed by Certified Orthotists assure that patients receive the highest level of care for their neuro‐musculoskeletal (involving the nerves, muscle, joints, bones and ligaments) or musculoskeletal impairments. As healthcare’s primary specialists in the implementation of braces or supports, we work with prescribing physicians or therapists to correct, support or protect parts of the anatomy. Our goal is always to achieve maximum functionality or to replace lost function.

From emergency room support to long‐term care for children or adults with disabilities, Orthotists provide custom‐made or prefabricated orthoses (braces or supports) for protection, correction or replacement of lost function.

Orthotists provide the following full range of services

Clinical assessment of patients functionality and requirements

Development of a treatment plan

Technical fabrication of modifications of orthotic devices

Application, fitting and long-term adjustments

Education and/or training on using orthoses

Overview of Treatments

Orthotists treat a vast array of physical impairments and employ even more treatment protocols. For an overview of these, roll over the bodies below to view some of the common treatment options that are available through an Orthotist.

We have compiled a list of some of the common congenital, injury‐related and diseases/disorders that are treated with orthoses. This is a broad overview and we ask that contact an Orthotist to see how we can help you.

Congenital deficiencies:

Cerebral palsy

Spina bifida

Muscular dystrophy

Plagiocephaly

Club Foot

Charcot MarieTooth

Arthrogryposis

Developmental delays

Neurofibromatosis

Osteogenesis imperfecta

Congenital deficiencies:

Fractures

Spinal Cord Issues

Head trauma

Soft tissue damage

Congenital deficiencies:

Stroke

Diabetes

Arthritis

Polio

Multiple Sclerosis

Osteoporosis

Additionally, Orthotists may specialize in:

Comprehensive scoliosis management

Pediatric orthotic care

Post-surgical trauma orthotic services

Orthoses for sports-related injuries

Foot orthoses

Dynamic Bracing