For Children, the correct application of an orthotic at the proper moment in their development can have life-long positive effects. In general, orthotics:
- Control, guide, limit and/or immobilize an extremity, joint or body segment for a particular reason
- Reduce weight bearing forces for a particular purpose
- Restrict movement in a given direction
- Assist movement generally
- Otherwise correct the shape and/or function of the body, to provide easier movement capability or reduce pain
In growing children and teens, fitting orthotics and prosthetics is especially
important. Our team of experts supports your family through every stage of the process. We meet with you to assess your child’s needs and goals; take careful measurements to ensure proper fit; fit your child’s device; and follow up with you to make sure the device functions well as your child grows.
The links below will take you away from SPOC to Boston Hospital where a wealth of information is available on specific neuromuscular conditions.