Orthotics

Lower Extremity

We understand that wearing an orthosis can be challenging and our certified professionals are here to fit you with innovative orthotics unique to your needs. Whether it relates to injury, surgery, a degenerative condition or disease, we are here to assist you.

The professionals here at Adaptive Prosthetics & Orthotics will work with you and your healthcare providers to fit you with the right brace for mobility and support. Our lower extremity orthoses include:

  • Foot Orthoses or "Foot Orthotics" (FO)
  • Ankle Foot Orthoses (AFO)
  • Knee Orthoses (KO)
  • Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses (KAFO)
  • Hip Orthoses (HO)
  • Hip Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses (HKAFO)
  • Reciprocating Gait Orthoses (RGO)

Upper Extremity Orthoses

Upper extremity orthotics are devices used to support the wrist, hand, elbow, arm and shoulder. These products are used for support and stabilization as well as help in healing after surgery.

At Adaptive Prosthetics & Orthotics, our certified professionals can fit you with both custom made and pre-fabricated upper extremity orthotics. Some of our upper extremity orthoses include:

  • Shoulder Orthoses
  • Elbow Orthoses (EO)
  • Wrist Hand Orthoses (WHO)
  • Wrist Hand Finger Orthoses (WHF)

Spinal Orthoses

These devices, also known as back braces, help to realign the spine, immobilize the spine and help strengthen weakened areas of the spine. Some of our spinal orthoses are:

  • Cervical Orthoses
  • Cervical Thoracic Lumbral Sacral Orthoses (CTLSO)
  • Thoracic Lumbral Sacral Orthoses (TLSO)
  • Lumbral Sacral Orthoses (LSO)

Fracture Bracing

Contracture Bracing

Scoliosis

Cranial Molding Helmets

Custom and Diabetic Shoes

Compression Therapy Products

Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation

Adjustable Hip Abduction Orthosis

Maple Leaf or Newport

For post-op abduction positioning in pediatric hip surgery patients, the Adjustable Hip Abduction Orthosis maintains length in involved muscles and controls unwanted motion. This device comes in both custom-fabricated and pre-fabricated.

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AFO

Ankle Foot Orthosis

Our custom-fabricated AFO encompasses the foot, ankle and calf to treat muscle weakness, contractures or skeletal alignment abnormalities.

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Cranial Molding Helmet

The Cranial Molding Helmet treats plagiocephaly, brachycephaly or scaphocephaly in children ages 4 to 12 months. All of our Cranial Molding Helmets are custom-fabricated.

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Denis Brown Bar/Abduction Bar

For pathologic foot alignment conditions including severe metatarsus adductus, tibial torsion or clubfoot, we provide pre-fabricated Denis Browne Bar/Abduction Bar, a metal footplate attached to corrective shoes.

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Foam and Plastic Hip Abduction Orthosis

In cases of hip dysplasia in infants, we use the Hip Abduction Orthosis, which maintains hips in flexion and abduction to allow for proper development of hip joints. This pre-fabricated device is generally used with the Pavlik Harness.

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KAFO

Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis

Our KAFO treats knee instability including Blount’s Disease. The KAFO is a custom-fabricated and reduces flexible, angular knee deformities by producing a 3-point biomechanical corrective force.

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Night time Scoliosis TLSO

Thoraco Lumbar Sacral Orthosis

Our Night time Scoliosis TLSO is used to correct spinal curves or to give spinal support, often used as a post-op treatment for spinal surgeries. The Night time Scoliosis TLSO also provides biomechanical forces to treat scoliosis, kyphosis or neuromuscular spinal deformities. This devices is custom-fabricated and made from either rigid plastic or a softer flexible material.

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Pavlik Harness

For hip dislocation/ subluxation in newborns, our Pavlik Harness is used to hold a position of femoral flexion and abduction to properly maintain the femoral head within the acetabulum. This a pre-fabricated device often used with the Hip Abduction Orthosis.

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Pediatric WalkAide System

This system is an advanced Functional Electrical Stimulation device specifically designed for children. Uniquely programmed for each child, it stimulates the nerve to lift the foot. Users have a more natural, balanced and safe gait so they can be more active and confident on any surface.

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SMO

Supra-Malleolar Orthosis

For flexible, flat or pronated foot, this orthosis holds the heel in a vertical position while supporting the three arches. Our SMO is custom-fabricated.

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UCB Foot Orthosis

The UBC is a foot orthosis that provides stability of hind- and fore-foot with high medial-lateral flanges and deep heel cup. This device is custom-fabricated and used to treat pronation and malalignment.

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Wheaton Brace

Used to treat flexible metatarsus adductus, the Weaton Brace includes a static AFO with forefoot abduction correction. Our Wheaton Brace is prefabricated and sometimes includes interconnecting thigh section to hold the knee flexed at 90 degrees.

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AFO

Ankle Foot Orthosis

Our AFOs will be made in molded plastic or a variety of other materials. Straps, joints, springs and other modifications improve the function of many AFOs.

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CAM Walker

Controlled Ankle Motion Walker

This boot is commonly worn after surgery, fractures, or tendon rupture. It allows you to walk while you heal.

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Carbon Fiber in Braces

Carbon Fiber is extremely light weight and strong. It can be used instead of plastic in ankle foot braces and other orthotic and prosthetic devices. Carbon Fiber even springs back when pushed, so it can offer some energy return for the AFO user.

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Cervical Collar

Offers support and restriction to your normal movements if you have suffered a neck injury. Some collars also cover your chest and upper back for more stability.

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Clamshell TLSO

Thoracic-Lumbar-Sacral Orthosis

Used to stabilize the spine after surgery or for healing of fractured vertebrae.

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Compression Hose

For swelling or circulation problems, compression hose provide constant pressure of various strengths and lengths.

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CROW

Charcot Restraint Orthotic Walker

The CROW boot offers the best protection possible for patients who have foot ulcers that aren't healing or need support for their charcot ankle.

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CTLSO

Cervical Thoracic Lumbar Sacral Orthosis

May be custom molded or custom fit to support weakened or damaged areas of the spine and to stabilize unwanted curves.

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Custom Molded Shoe

When diabetic ulcers, amputations, bunions or other deformities make shoes difficult to wear, your orthotist can create a custom shoe from a cast of your foot.

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Elbow Splint

Controls movement in the joint and helps it heal after an injury or surgery. Reduces movement if you have arthritis or spasticity.

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FES for Foot Drop

For people who have Cerebral Palsy, MS or who suffered a stroke, traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury, Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) may be a solution to foot drop. The two FES devices we use in place of an AFO are the Walk Aide and Ness L300 by Bioness. These stimulate the Peroneal nerve to cause the affected foot to raise at just the right moment in a person's walking pattern. They are custom-programmed and very effective for the right person. We offer free appointments for people who want to know if FES will work for them. Just call!

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Foot Orthoses

Worn inside the shoe(s), foot orthoses can help patients with problems they have in their feet, knees, hips and back.

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HALO

Offers the highest level of stabilization for the upper spine. Cranial pins attach a ring or “halo” to your head and metal supports connect that section to a molded brace on the upper back and chest.

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HKAFO

Hip Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis

To limit hip and knee movement, this device is worn from the waist to foot. Usually, it is connected at the waist and controls both legs for instability.

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KAFO

Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis

Controls both front to back and side to side motion of the knee with a variety of options for knee joints. Stance-controlled KAFOs use new technology that helps certain patients.

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Knee Immobilizer

Limits joint movement and supports the knee while you heal from surgery or injury to the knee and surrounding ligaments.

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Molded LSOs and TLSOs

Restricts movement and reduces stress on the spine, offering semi-rigid support. These braces are custom fit to each patient by shaping plastic panels held in place by fabric straps.

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Plastazote Shoe

This shoe is made of a material that can be stretched to allow room for surgical dressings or foot deformities.

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Resting Hand Orthosis

Usually made of molded plastic and worn under the hand and wrist. Offers support and holds the hand in a resting, extended position.

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RGO

Reciprocating Gait Orthosis

This HKAFO supports both legs and is designed to help the legs move back and forth, much like normal walking.

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Scoliosis TLSO

Thoracic-Lumbar-Sacral Orthosis

Many types of Scoliosis TLSOs are used to treat scoliosis. They are all custom-molded with padding to help prevent the scoliosis curve from getting worse over time.

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Semi-rigid LSO

Semi-rigid Lumbar-Sacral Orthosis

Shorter than a TLSO and starts below your ribs. Used after lower-back surgery or injury, it allows more flexibility.

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Semi-rigid TLSO

Semi-rigid Thoracic-Lumbar-Sacral Orthosis
Provides less coverage than a molded TLSO, above, and might also be used after a spinal injury.

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Stance Control KAFO

Technology has advanced enough to give Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO) users more mobility. New joints in the knee portion of the stance-control KAFO allow the person wearing it to bend their knee while walking and still have excellent support from their KAFO.

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Wedge Shoe

For patients who have had surgery or have a severe ulcer, the wedge shoe promotes healing..

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WHO

Wrist-Hand Orthosis

Custom molded, a WHO may be made of canvas, metal or plastic. It is ideal for positioning and stabilization of the hand and wrist joints.

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Wrist Cock-Up Splint

Designed to support the wrist from both top and bottom. Usually made of a soft material like canvas or neoprene with a metal insert that is molded to the patient for stability.

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