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Orthotic Care
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At Medineeds orthotic care is led by our experienced orthotist who will prescribe, apply and provide education regarding the use and care of appropriate orthotic device(s) that serves your individual needs.

What is orthotic care?

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 individual's quality of life and mobility. These problems can be caused by congenital factors such as cerebral palsy, traumatic injury or chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, sports injuries and degenerative disease.

What is an orthosis?

An orthosis is an external brace or appliance that is designed and fitted to the body to achieve one or more of the following goals:

  • control biomechanical alignment
  • protect
  • assist rehabilitation
  • reduce pain
  • increase mobility
  • increase independence.

Who Will Benefit for an Orthotic Appointment/Assessment?

  • Foot Pain
  • Musculoskeletal, joint or ligament problems
  • Back Problems
  • Rheumatological Conditions
  • Sports Injuries
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Nerve Compression/ Morton’s Neuroma
  • High Arches
  • Flat Feet
  • Bunions
  • Clawed or Hammered toes

Commonly used orthoses include:

  • Foot orthoses/insoles
  • Footwear
  • Ankle foot orthoses (AFO)
  • Knee ankle foot orthoses (KAFO), and
  • Spinal orthoses.

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. There are a wide variety of prefabricated and custom-made orthoses used for conservative management of conditions.

What to expect during an appointment?

Our Orthotist will ask questions about you and your health, perform a gait analysis to give an in depth understanding into how your body works as a whole and to make sure that we prescribe the very best solutions for you, be that an orthotic device, a referral to our physiotherapy team or exercise specialist.

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