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Our Services

What is Orthotics?

The field of orthotics encompasses evaluation, design and fabrication of orthopedic appliances. An orthotist is a professional in the medical field who deals in all aspects of patient care. This includes the casting procedure, fabrication and fitting of the brace (orthosis).

Branches of Orthotics

What is involved in designing an orthosis?

The typical procedure for designing your custom orthosis consists of the following steps:

  • Casting of the patient's affected limb or torso
  • Removal of the cast
  • Filling the cast with plaster to acquire a statue
  • Modifying the statue
  • Molding of component parts
  • Assembling the components into one complete orthosis
  • Fitting the brace on the patient
  • Adjustments to the brace to assure proper fit
  • Follow-up visits

How long does it take to design a custom orthosis?

It usually takes one to two weeks to complete and fit a custom orthosis.

Scheduling Appointments:

Office Hours:

Patients are seen by appointment only during regular office hours, Monday through Friday.

Home Visits:

Are arranged for the non-ambulatory patients.

Hospital Visits:

If an orthosis is required while the patient is hospitalized, special priority is given to inpatient fitting and fabrication.

Physician's Office:

Under special circumstances, the orthotist will consult at the physician's office.