Orthotic and Prosthetic Clinic

Custom Orthotics vs Orthotic Shoes

Custom orthotics are medical devices that fit inside of your shoe and that are prescribed when your doctor decides that you need extra support for your ankles or feet. Orthotic shoes, on the other hand, are not widely custom made and are worn on the feet for the same reasons as orthotics are but with […]

Why it’s better to choose an orthotic with an in-house fabrication lab

An orthotic is an external medical device that is used to treat conditions affecting the foot, and the impact foot problems might have on the rest of your skeletal system. Common ailments for which orthotics are used for treatment include plantar fasciitis, diabetes, arthritis, and metatarsalgia. The very best of these devices are custom made […]

4 Pre and Post Surgical Tips for Prosthetic Limb

According to the Amputee Coalition, more than 185,000 amputation surgeries are performed in the US each year. It’s a tough surgery to recover from and the road leading to life with a prosthetic limb is definitely a marathon, not a sprint. Having a supportive prosthetic clinic near you will make all the difference and remembering […]

Orthotics and Prosthetics 101: Everything You Need to Know

Did you know that the first prosthetic created by humans was found in Egypt and estimated to be more than 2,000 years old? For a very long time, the medical community has been working diligently to help patients restore normal body functions after an amputation or other cause for limb loss with the use of […]

How Do Prosthetic Limbs Work?

Prosthetic limbs are an incredible mashup of medical science and biomedical engineering, and they change people’s lives in huge ways every day. They are also quite complicated from construction to fit and wear over a lifetime. So how exactly do prosthetic limbs work?  Fit, form and function  The professionals that create these medical devices are […]

How It’s Made: Prosthetic Legs

Orthotics and prosthetics are a lifesaver to many dealing with the after-effects of an amputation. These medical devices are not one size fits all, and a lot goes into their custom creation. For example, have you ever wondered how an artificial leg is made by highly skilled professionals? Read on to find out! Measurements and […]