Orthotics

At Advanced Prosthetics Center (Dakota Dunes location only) we provide a wide variety of Orthotic services. We specialize in orthotic bracing for most disorders and work with therapists and physicians to achieve the greatest outcomes possible. Much of what we do for Orthotics is custom fit and fabricated, while there are times that an off-the-shelf or pre-fabricated Orthosis may meet the patients needs.

The field of orthotics is defined as the branch of medical engineering concerned with the design and fitting of braces in the treatment of Orthopedic disorders. The word Orthosis comes from the Greek language meaning to straighten or to make straight. Orthotics combines the knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and engineering. An orthotist treats many pathologies ranging from Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, CVA, to flat feet and muscle weakness and/or fractures.

An orthosis may be used to control, guide, limit and/or immobilize and extremity, joint or specific section of the body. An orthosis can restrict motion in a given direction or to generally assist movement. The device may also be able to reduce weight bearing forces on a specific location. An orthotist works directly with patients, however interaction with Physicians and Physical/Occupational therapists is also an integral part of the overall patients care.

We strive to exceed the generic standards when it comes to orthotics. We design to your individual postural disadvantages AND your strengths to every detail allowing for the most comfortable fit possible. By correcting imbalances in your feet, we develop a structural support for your entire body’s equilibrium. We invest in your whole-body wellness for life. It is our goal to optimize your potential in taking part in all of your dreams.

Maintaining a comfortable fit is key in maximizing your ability to participate in a wide range of activities. We closely monitor children’s orthotics for growth o ensure ease and ideal function over time. We encourage you to check the operational reliability of the orthotic daily and always be aware of any redness or calluses on the skin. Proper maintenance and awareness will help you indicate if the orthotic is properly fitting.

 

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