Our Amputees Together meeting on May 16, 2013 was a hit! The theme was ‘How It’s Made’: an opportunity for amputees to go ‘behind the scenes’ at our on-site central fabrication laboratory. MORE
June 26 2013,Advancements In Orthotic Technology For The Lower Limb & Orthotic Management of the High Tone Patient
June 27 2013, 12:00 AMAmputee Coalition Annual Conference
July 13 2013, 10:00 AMAmputees Together of Florida, Inc. Pinellas Meeting
Orthotics is the practice of evaluating, measuring, designing, fabricating, assembling, fitting, adjusting, or servicing of an orthosis (brace). An orthosis is generally prescribed to correct or alleviate neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction, disease, injury, or deformity.
The objectives of orthotic treatment include providing support/stability; preventing and/or correcting deformities; providing joint alignment; and improving function/gait. Some of the goals that an orthotist strives to achieve in creating an orthotic for a patient include making a lightweight device; a functional device; something that will help a patient conserve energy; and a comfortable device that improves quality of life.
Westcoast Brace & Limb has highly trained orthotists on staff to treat all kinds of orthotic patients. Some of the areas that Westcoast Brace & Limb specializes in for orthotics, include Scoliosis, Pectus Carinatum and Cranial Deformities (see cranial remolding orthotics section).