The Purpose of Orthosis

An orthotic device is designed to correct physical problems or support and improve physical movement. The goal of orthoses treatment varies from patient to patient. When correctly fitted and worn, orthoses allow patients to continue with their daily routines without pain, reduce the risk of injuries or recover from injuries sooner.

Types of orthoses

We can create orthoses for any part of the body—literally from head to toe. These are a few of the orthoses categories and the benefits of orthosis:

  • Head: A head orthotic can be used to correct the shape of an infant’s skull or to provide protection against falls or self-injury behavior. This orthotic may also be prescribed after a surgery or head trauma.
  • Neck and spine: Any movement after a neck or spinal injury could result in serious complications. These orthoses can limit movement while providing pain relief.
  • Upper limb: Everything from a shoulder down to a finger can be outfitted with an orthotic. Depending on the joint it’s assisting, the orthotic can limit movement to prevent further damage or provide stability while the area is healing.
  • Lower limb: Like upper limbs, orthoses can be designed for everything from hips to knees to ankles. Knee orthotics (KOs) are common among athletes recovering from surgery or an injury, as they increase joint stability and provide some pain relief.
  • Shoe orthoses: You don’t have to be an athlete or recovering from surgery to benefit from orthoses. A shoe orthotic can be placed in the sole to provide extra foot support and reduce pain. These are commonly used by those required to stand for long periods.

What are the advantages of custom-made orthoses?

You have two choices if you need an orthotic: You can get one off the shelf, or you can have one custom-made just for you. If you go the custom route, you’re getting an orthotic that’s tailored for your body. These orthoses offer a more comfortable fit while limiting the risk of further injury and providing more support. Additionally, we can create these orthoses in a variety of colors to fit your personality.

Why choose Prothotic Laboratories, Inc.?

If you’re looking to experience the benefits of orthosis, come to our team at Prothotic Laboratories, Inc. Here are a few reasons patients choose us:

  • On-site fabrication: Unlike some other companies, we make our devices in-house. This ensures a faster production turnaround time, and we can quickly make any necessary adjustments if required.
  • Advanced technology: We use 3D scanners, computer-aided design (CAD) programs and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) machines to deliver high-quality, comfortable-fitting orthoses and prostheses.
  • Insurance assistance: Navigating the insurance authorization process can be confusing. That’s why we’re here to help. We can help file all of your claims for you to reduce any financial burden or insurance-related headaches.

Although we specialize in pediatric orthotics and prosthetics, no case is too big or too small for us to handle. Contact our specialists today to learn more about the goal of orthoses treatment or to get a consultation for your orthotic device.