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Designs Enhance Ankle-Foot Orthosis (AFO) Function

Ankle-Foot Orthosis (AFO) In Texas Is an ankle-foot orthosis incorporating tone-inhibiting features effective in managing patients with spastic cerebral palsy and other upper motor neuron disorders? There is considerable evidence that abnormal tone in proximal muscle...

Orthosis Solves Multiple Cerebral Palsy Bracing Needs

Orthosis Solves Multiple Cerebral Palsy Bracing Needs

Managing children born with cerebral palsy is a challenging business as clinicians strive to address a variety of issues, such as dystonia, hip migration, scissoring gait that interferes with ambulation, and hip adduction that limits independent sitting. The SWASH...

Building Blocks To Upper-Limb Restoration With Prosthetics

Building Blocks To Upper-Limb Restoration With Prosthetics

Patients referred to our practice for evaluation and restoration of an upper-limb deficiency, whether congenital or acquired, undergo a detailed process designed to provide the most practical and functional prosthesis for their individual needs, preferences and...

Shock Pylons Enable More Normal Gait For Amputees

Shock Pylons Enable More Normal Gait For Amputees

Prosthetic ambulation can be quite painful and damaging as impact forces at heel strike are transmitted up the prosthetic limb through the socket to the residual limb and on to the upper leg, hips and back. Undampened, these unfriendly forces can discourage even the...

When Are Off-the-Shelf Orthoses Appropriate?

When Are Off-the-Shelf Orthoses Appropriate?

Off-The-Shelf or OTS Orthopedic Braces An enduring debate in the rehabilitation specialties centers on the feasibility and applicability of prefabricated, aka “off-the-shelf” or “OTS,” orthopedic braces. From decades ago when virtually all orthotic components were...