What is an Orthotist?
An Orthotist is someone who has been trained in the treatment of different deformities and biomechanic pathologies. We provide treatment through the use of customized braces to optimize body biomechanics and to allow for an optimal gait and or function.
What brace is right for me?
At your evaluation the Orthotist in conjunction with your referring physician will come up with a treatment that is right for you. There are multiple types of devices to treat each type of deformity/deficiency. The Orthotist will help determine the right option for you.
What should I expect during my appointment?
During your appointment the Orthotist will do an initial evaluation of your needs. Often this will include watching you ambulate or doing an anatomical evaluation.
Will I get a custom brace or a prefabricated brace?
Depending on the device that is deemed appropriate by your orthotist determines the next step. This may involve taking a custom mold of the anatomy involved. Custom devices aren’t always necessary, sometimes pre fabricated devices are most appropriate. In this case a few simple measurements are taken and the device is fit to the patient. Its always a good idea to wear loose clothing or even bring a pair of shorts for your appointment, this will allow the orthotist to measure or cast you.