Children present a special challenge, and they’re very special to us.
“I can’t believe how fast they’re growing!”
All parents hear that as their children mature. But with those children using prosthetics and orthotics, it’s a reminder why more frequent office visits are necessary.
Infants and small children can’t communicate, so parents and our licensed practitioners have to work together to monitor their progress. Prosthetic patients under age 18 will need new sockets annually, and should see us at least every six months. Likewise, pediatric orthotic patients can quickly outgrow their braces, so we should see them at least twice a year as well.
Of course, these are just guidelines. Parents need to evaluate their children at least monthly, especially during “growth spurts.”
At Excel we love working with kids. All of our practitioners have pediatric experience. One of the things that gives us our greatest satisfaction is seeing children adapt to their disabilities with a courage and grace that’s an example to us all.
Excel Pediatric Offerings
- Knee, Ankle, Foot Orthoses (KAFO’s)
- Ankle, Foot Orthoses (AFO’s)
- Custom cranial helmets for plagiocephaly treatment
- Protective helmets
- Scoliosis bracing – TLSO and DMO suits
- Reciprocating Gait Orthoses (RGO’s)
- Twister Cable Orthoses