What are Orthotics?
Orthotics (Braces and Supports) are either custom-fit or custom-made to meet individual needs. Our certified staff is experienced in treating patients with hundreds of different diagnosis. From orthopedic trauma, disease processes, neuromuscular disorders, developmental disorders, post-polio, sports injury, post-op, and many more. We work with Pediatric to Geriatric and everyone in-between.
An orthotist provides care to patients with congenital and/or traumatic disability conditions of the muscular skeletal structure of the body by evaluating, designing, fabricating, fitting, and aligning "braces" known as orthosis. At the request of, and in conjunction with physicians, the orthotist assists in formulating prescriptions for orthosis and examines and evaluates the patients' orthotic needs in relation to their functional loss.
In providing an orthosis, the orthotist is responsible for formulating its design and selecting materials and components; making all necessary cast, measurements, model modifications, and layouts; performing fittings, including static and dynamic alignments; evaluating the orthosis on the patient; instructing the patient in its use; and maintaining patient records; all in conformity with the prescription. The orthotist is expected to keep abreast of new developments concerning orthotic patient care.