Orthotics (the technical name for a whole range of “braces.”) are commonly prescribed by for people who have difficulty using their arms or legs or to modify the structural characteristics of the neuromuscular and skeletal system. Orthotics are devices used to manage or enhance the use of part of your body and provide comfort and healing by reducing shock, and decrease inflammation and swelling.
Torso and Upper Limb Orthotics
Upper-limb (or upper extremity) orthotics are mechanical or electromechanical devices applied externally to the arm or torso in order to restore or improve function, or structural characteristics encumbered by the device. In general, musculoskeletal problems that may be alleviated by the use of upper limb and torso orthotics include those resulting from trauma or disease (arthritis for example). They may also be beneficial in aiding individuals who have suffered a neurological impairment such as stroke, spinal cord injury, or peripheral neuropathy.
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Lower Limb Orthotics
A lower-limb orthotics is an external device applied to a lower-body segment to improve function by controlling motion, providing support through stabilizing gait, reducing pain through transferring load to another area, correcting flexible deformities, and preventing progression of fixed deformities.
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