Orthotic devices have undergone significant changes and modern technologyhas made it possible to create orthotics and an array of supportive devices that are unobtrusive and extremely precise. Orthotics encompasses shoe inserts, spinal bracing and supports for the extremities in conditions ranging from repetitive strain injuries to misalignments.
An orthotic device provides solutions for people with conditions that include poor foot alignment, deformities and pain in virtually any part of the body.Pain in one part of the body can often originate in an entirely different location. Modern analytic methods allow orthotic professionals to create custom devices quickly and efficiently to remedy a variety of conditions.
Individuals with heel spurs, heel pain, repetitive motion injuriesand joint instability can benefit from orthotics and/or compression therapy. The devices support the affected body part and provide relief from pain. Depending upon the needs of the patient, orthotics can be prescribed to facilitate increased functionality or restrict movement so injuries can heal.
An orthotic is often a key element in rehabilitation and for preventing future injuries. They increase range of motion, stability and functionality. They relieve painful conditions, making them equally appropriate for those with joint dysfunction such as arthritis.
Many individuals have varying degrees of scoliosis, a curvature of the spine that can be corrected with the use of a spinal orthotic device. It’s a condition that’s common in adolescents when they begin experiencing growth spurts during puberty. For those with spinal injuries and fractures, an orthotic can mean the difference between disability and mobility.
Mass produced orthotic devices are available at numerous supply houses and pharmacies, but they don’t provide the custom contours and protection of a custom created orthotic. Patients undergo comprehensive assessments to ensure that their prescription and device is customized to address their specific needs and requirements.
In many instances, orthotic devices augment the results of chiropractic and other services. They provide relief for people in occupations that require extended standing and sitting, and can help with enhanced sports performance. An orthotic is effective in helping patients counteract the increased stress on their bodies that occurs when they’re overweight.
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