Designing Solutions for You

How it works

Our Process

Every person we see is assessed and cared for as an individual.  Best practices guide us to provide a consistent yet flexible plan that in general follows these steps:

Step 1

See your family doctor for a diagnosis of your problem (for example, foot drop due to a stroke). The doctor would then write a prescription for you with a diagnosis (for example, Dx - Stroke, foot drop, Tx - AFO)

Step 2

Book an appointment with us for an assessment.

Step 3

When you come in for the assessment, we will:

Step 4

If you choose to proceed, we will:

Our Products/Treatments

Solutions

Orthotic Treatments

Cranial remolding helmets can be used in the treatment of deformational plagiocephaly, brachycephaly and other conditions. The goal is to try to achieve a more symmetrical shape of the head at the end of treatment.

Protective helmets are designed to safeguard the head against trauma from falls or bumps.  For those who have challenges with balance, cognition or seizures. 

Neck braces may be designed to protect the neck by reducing or limiting motion or designed to support the head for people who may have head drop.  Various designs are created or used based on the goals of treatment.  

Thoracic Orthoses and Thoraco-lumbar orthoses can be used to support the mid and lower spine, in the treatment of back pain, kyphosis, osteoporosis and vertebral fractures.  

Lumbar orthoses support the low-back by increasing abdominal pressure and/or limiting the amount of flexion or extension (bending) of the lumbar spine. 

Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that goes from side to side, sometimes an “S” shape and sometimes a “C” shape.  Our Certified Orthotists will assess and provide treatments to help correct and/or prevent further curves. 

Different slings or immobilizers can be used for rotator cuff tears or post-surgery, or with shoulder subluxations and dislocations.

A hinged design can be used for medial-lateral stability or to limit or increase range of motion of the elbow joint. Off-the-shelf elbow supports such as counterforce straps can be used for Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow.

WHO

These devices can be used for various pathologies, including, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Rheumatoid & Osteoarthritis of the wrist or thumb and ligament instabilities of the wrist, and thumb. 

A Hip Orthosis is used to support or protect the hip after an injury, surgery or due to weakness. 

The KAFO is used for people who need support, control or protection of the leg from the hip to the foot.  The KAFO is often used for people who have had poliomyelitis and need control for the knee and ankle joints.

Knee orthoses, or knee braces are designed based on your specific need.  A KO can be used to treat a ligament injury, osteoarthritis, instability, patellofemoral syndrome, knee weakness and for post surgery.  

An AFO is a type of brace that is used to help support, align or correct the foot and ankle.  It is often used for people who have weakness or instability around the ankle or knee that may be due to injury, stroke, MS. 

The SAFO is a design that is used for people who have a flaccid paralysis of the feet. It is made from silicone that provides good stability with a softer interface with the skin.

The CROW walker is a custom made ankle foot orthosis or brace that is made from a plaster mold of the foot and ankle. It is used to immobilize the foot and ankle for patients who have Charcot arthropathies, severe deformities or ulcers.

Sometimes we need to modify shoes to help accommodate for feet, changes in gait or leg length differences.

When someone has a foot ulcer or wound, part of best practice to help it to heal is to remove pressure.  Offloading is the term used to take the pressure off of the wound.  There are many different treatments that can be used that depend on many factors such as where the ulcer is or how deep the ulcer is. 

A medical device that is used to help support, align, correct or protect the feet.  Foot orthotics are used as treatment for many different maladies including rheumatoid arthritis, plantar fasciitis, diabetic neuropathy, patellofemoral syndrome and metatarsalgia.

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