What is Orthotics?
Orthotics is the design, fabrication, and fitting of devices that provide external support or assist weak or abnormal joints and/or muscle groups. Musculoskeletal disorders, joint weakness, back problems, or the inability of any joint or muscle group to function correctly can greatly decrease an individuals quality of life and mobility. These problems can be caused by:
- Congenital Factors
- Traumatic Injury/CVA (Strokes)
- Chronic Conditions
- Sports Injuries
- Degenerative Disease
Orthotics help patients with these disorders by providing appropriate corrective, assistive and supportive devices. In some instances, it is necessary to design and fabricate a custom orthosis for a specific need. In others, the orthotist custom fits an off-the-shelf device to the patient's dimensions or incorporates additional components to achieve the desired results.
An orthosis may be worn temporarily until a weakness or injury is overcome, or on a permanent basis to facilitate impaired function due to a congenital or degenerative condition. Our practitioners at ABILITY Prosthetics & Orthotics of Nevada start with creating a welcoming and open communication atmosphere with their patient. They want to get to know each patient and create a personalized Orthotics Care program as every patient's needs and abilities are different.
ABILITY takes great pride in the oversized lab area in the practice, which allows for all the "customization" to begin. Our practitioners have the "ability" to design, create, modify, and assure that the orthotic they will be donning on a patient is the best it can be and it's all done right in the office, without having to send anything away. Although, there are occasions when a brace or device will need to be sent to a central fabrication lab due to special order materials needed for fabrication. An orthosis may be worn temporarily until a weakness or injury is overcome, or on a permanent basis to facilitate impaired function due to a congenital or degenerative condition.
- Ankle Foot Orthotic (AFO)
- Knee Ankle Foot Orthotic (KAFO)
- Upper Extremity Orthotic Bracing
- Spinal Orthotic Bracing
- Fracture Orthotic Bracing
- Scoliosis Orthotic Bracing
- Diabetic Orthotic Footwear
- Sport Knee Orthotic Bracing (ACL)
- Orthotic Braces for Work Related Injuries (carpal tunnel, etc)
- Osteoarthritis Orthotic Braces
- Spina Bifida Orthotic Braces
- Cerebral Palsy Orthotic Braces
- Clubfoot Orthotic Bracing
- Low Tone/High Tone
- Soft Good Orthotics (walking boots, back braces, ankle braces, etc)
- Foot Orthotics
ABILITY treats all ages and loves to bring smiles to the little kiddos who can request to have their favorite animal, sport, or pattern put on their brace to increase the desire to wear it and feel good about it.