By definition, an orthosis is a device used to correct, accommodate, or enhance the use of a body part. In the case of an orthosis, the body start is still present but may need assistance in functionality or support.
The most common orthotic is is a foot orthotic, but there are numerous types of orthotics for upper and lower extremities, as well as the spine.
Common Reasons to Need an Orthotic
Most orthotics are needed as a result of limited functioning. Often times, functioning in a limb or the spine is the result of an illness, accident, or congenital causes. They provide stability and support, replace or improve functionality, and promote healing. They can be worn for a period of time, or for the rest of your life – depending on the issue.
Types of Orthotics
We make custom orthotics based on your personal needs – from head to toe. No matter your need, we have the materials and technology to build a highly functioning orthotic to help you get back in the game.
Upper extremity orthotics are common for those who may need wrist and elbow support due to carpal tunnel or tennis elbow. We can also offer fracture orthoses for any part of the arm and contracture management braces to help reduce muscle contractures in the arm after an injury.
Lower Extremity orthotics are some of the most commonly needed orthoses. These orthotics support the muscle and skeletal structure and functioning of the legs, knees, ankles, and feet. Whether you need a brace after knee surgery or are seeking support for plantar fascitis, we can help you get back to your standard level of mobility.
Spinal orthoses are most commonly applied to those suffering from back injury or problems like scoliosis. Each varies in construction, depending on the need, but all are designed to provide direct support to the spine where needed. They can be used temporarily as a corrective tool or as support as needed.
While there are many other orthotic devices that we can build, these are just a few of the most common. With just a little bit of support in the right areas, you can return to a higher level of activity. If you think a custom built orthotic can help you walk better, reach better, or simply live better, we would love to get you the right fit.