Arch Support

Artificial Limbs

Sports Braces

Plastic & Metal Spinal Braces

Plastic & Metal Extremity Braces

Corsets

Orthopedic Shoes

Custom-Molded Shoes

 

 

ARTIFICIAL LIMBS

Artificial limbs are a type of prosthesis and are classified by the type of amputation they would replace, for example:

  • Transtibial: Below the knee
  • Transfemoral: Above the knee
  • Transradial: below the elbow
  • Transhumeral: above the elbow

For congenital (from birth) defects the terms are used to refer to the body part that would be amputated. For example if one of the limbs is very short and the foot is at the level of the 'normal' shin then the prosthesis would be described as a transtibial prosthesis even though the Tibia is fully intact.

Any artificial limb is attached to a persons body, to replace a missing part of the body. They used to be made from wood and certain types of metal, but have now been replaced with more lightweight material such as fiberglass, carbon fiber and titanium.

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CUSTOM-MOLDED SHOES

Our custom-molded shoes fit your feet perfectly, because they are made from an exact replica of the foot. We are able to make a total contact shoe built to accommodate every contour and bio-mechanical feature. Not only your precise foot length and width, but any profiles as well — arches, ankles, heels and toes. Plus bony prominences, pressure points, sensitive areas and other conditions unique to a patient's foot. People with diabetic ulcers, deformed toes, collapsed arches, digital amputations, bunions, calluses, charcot, hammertoes and other deformities will find our custom details unbelievably supportive. Like extra room for your toes to move. A full-contact custom insert for better balance and proper support.

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ARCH SUPPORT

Almost everyone has suffered from foot pain at some point in his or her life. A poll conducted by the American Podiatric Medical Association found that more than half of all Americans had missed a day of work because of foot problems. Considering that the feet are the major weight-bearing part of the body, it is of little wonder we run into problems.

A close look at the human foot reveals a marvel of design and efficiency. Each foot has more than 100 working parts. No less than 26 bones work with the foot's ligaments, muscles and tendons in two very small structures to support and balance the weight of the entire body. The force through a foot during normal walking is enormous. Walking puts up to 1.5 times one's bodyweight on the foot. On average, our feet log 1,000 miles per year. As shock absorbers, feet cushion up to one million pounds of pressure during one hour of strenuous exercise

Foot pain is not normal and should not be ignored. The presence of foot problems can affect the proper functioning of other parts of the body, including the hip, knee and back.

Foot problems are often treated with shoe inserts called orthotics. Custom-made orthotics are medical devices inserted into the shoe to correct an abnormal or irregular walking pattern. They are prescribed to reduce pain, to provide support, to prevent foot deformity or keep it from getting worse, to provide better positioning, to relieve pressure on a certain area of the foot, and to improve the overall biomechanical function of the foot and lower extremity.

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  ORTHOPEDIC SHOES

If walking causes your feet to ache, you could probably benefit from orthopedic shoes with foot supports that take the pressure off critical areas of your feet and give your feet support where they need it. These foot supports are made to measure and give your feet the support they need, alleviating problems like backache, foot pain, ankle ache and flat feet.

Whatever your requirements, contact us and see what we can do for you.

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  SPORTS BRACES

From Knee Braces, Ankle Braces, Thigh/Calf/Shin Braces or Wrist/Elbow Braces, our sport braces come in a wide variety of sizes. These sport braces are designed for different uses and a broad range of situations. Sports braces are a part of sports activity regardless of the sport or level of play. Sports braces are available for every circumstance at affordable prices.

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  PLASTIC & METAL SPINAL BRACES

Spinal bracing utilizes these primary objectives: Controlling back pain by limiting motion and unloading discs, vertebrae and other spinal structures by compressing the abdomen. Stabilizing weak or injured structures by immobilizing the spine. Providing three-point force systems to provide correction or prevent progression of a deformity.

The segment of the body that is being controlled generally classifies spinal bracing terminology. Sacroiliac (SIO), lumbosacral (LSO), thoracolumbosacral (TLSO), cervicothoracolumbosacral (CTLSO), cervical (CO) and cervicothoracic (CTO) orthoses. Control is described in terms of spinal flexion, extension, rotation and lateral bending.

Spinal orthoses are categorized as flexible, rigid or semi-rigid. Flexible orthoses or corsets are prescribed for relief of low back pain associated with degenerative disc disorders, trauma or postural deformities.

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  PLASTIC & METAL EXTREMITY BRACES

An orthopaedic brace is a device used to:

  • immobilise a joint or body segment,
  • restrict movement in a given direction,
  • assist movement,
  • reduce weight-bearing forces, or
  • correct the shape of the body.

Most often in the US, the last purpose listed above is what persons call in common speech a brace, whether it is made from elastic, neoprene, or a stiffer, more restrictive construction such as hard plastic or metal. An orthotic is most often understood to be a somewhat flexible device, often an insert for shoes, to correct leg length, fallen arches (flat feet), or some other foot problem.

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  CORSETS

Corsets are typically made of cotton and nylon materials. Corsets are used to de-weight spinal structures by increasing abdominal compression. Rigid stays and inserts can be added to restrict motion and act as a postural reminder. Most corsets are pre-fabricated and custom fit and modified to the patients specific needs.

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