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Orthotics

The field of orthotics encompasses any device used to support, correct or replace musculoskeletal functions lost due to a disability.

As in the prosthetic field, impressive strides have been made, and an amazing array of devices are now available, in custom-made or prefabricated designs to suit your personal requirements, your size and your shape. Faster, cleaner, more convenient and comfortable precision measurement methods allow us to quantify the smallest variances in individual shape and size.

Modern thermoplastics-much lighter and more effective then their traditional metal counterparts-improve orthotic performance and patient potential. And since these new plastic designs are less bulky, clothing fits over them more easily and even footwear can be changed, in many cases.

Pedorthics: Snell's addresses foot problems with a similar variety of advanced pedorthic solutions: custom molded shoes, depth inlay shoes, and therapeutic shoes as well as inserts that provide support for athletes, sports enthusiasts, arthritis sufferers and diabetes patients.

P. W. Minor & Son

 

P. W. Minor & Son Products - Whether you have diabetes, arthritis or simply need a comfortable shoe that also happens to be beautiful, P. W. Minor has the right shoe for you! We are the world leader in footwear for people with diabetes, arthritis and other specialty foot needs. Most PW Minor shoes are approved for medicare reimbursement.

Hersco Orthotics Lab

 

Custom Made shoes - Hersco Orthotic Labs has been a pioneer in the foot care
 industry for over sixty-five years. We are manufacturers of the finest quality 
 custom foot orthotics and custom molded shoes.

Custom-Fit Orthoses: Although orthotic manufacturers provide orthoses in a range of standard sizes and shapes, which may be fitted to the patient with a minimum of adjustment, there are many that require very careful and specific customization to enable them to fit specific body contours. Even "off-the-shelf" orthoses should be fitted for you by a trained and qualified professional orthotist, who is experienced and educated in the different fitting processes, as well as experienced and skilled in dealing with the latest designs and techniques.

Custom-Designed Orthoses: When a physician prescribes a brace it is created specifically to fulfill a patient's needs. Snell's uses the latest in high tech, lightweight components to incorporate into a precision fitting orthosis that is tailored to achieve the best possible fit available.

We look to some of the most respected manufacturers in the orthotic and pedorthic field for products that serve our patients best:

  • Camp HealthCare
  • Cascade DAFO
  • Becker Orthopedics
  • Fillauer
  • P. W. Minor
  • And others...

OSSUR

 

GII Unloader Knee Orthosis

Lightweight, comfortable and easy to get on and off, the Unloader One knee brace is the ultimate in pain relief for osteoarthritis (OA) sufferers.

Townsend Design

 

Custom Knee

Since 2001, Townsend Design has offered pateints who have long-term mobility challenges the opportunity to be fit with brace designs that are lightweight, low profile, comfortable and more cosmetically attractive than traditional KAFOs and AFOs. Building our expertise in custom knee brace fabrication, we incorporated design elements and hinge components into a wide range of shell configurations that provide stabilization and mobilitiy assistance for pateints who require a rigid orthosis to be functionally active.

Cascade DAFO

 

Pediatric Mobility

At Cascade, our entire focus is on the mobility challenges of patients. Our products are primarily geared towards the pediatric patient, most of who have neuromuscular challenges, but many adults can also benefit from our innovative design concepts.

Allard USA

 

S.W.A.S.H. Hip Orthosis

S.W.A.S.H. (standing-walking-and-sitting hip orthosis) is a hip stabilization and sitting orthosis

  • can offer significant benefits for the non-ambulatory child
  • can work for neuromuscular disorders other than just CP
  • can work for children with severe involvement as well as mild

 

 

C.H.E.C.K. Knee Orthosis

CHECK (comfortable hyperextension control knee) is lightweight, low profile and thus less noticeable under clothing, and designed to follow the natural movement of the leg.

 

Toe-off AFO

ToeOFF® is a new generation Ankle-Foot-Orthosis. The design absorbs energy at heel strike and returns it at toe-off, restoring a more normal and dynamic gait. The benefits are the ability to walk further... with greater comfort... and with less impairment of gait pattern, if not normality, ToeOFF® is used in conventional shoes and is easy to put on and take off - just two straps attach it to the leg.

UltraFlex

 

Ultra Safe Step

This new AFO improves gait quality with less energy put forth by the wearer than traditional AFO's.

Otto Bock

 

Walk On AFO

 

  • Raises the foot while the leg swings through
  • Lightweight and stable
  • Helps achieve a more physiological, dynamic gait
  • Comfortable, low-profile desig ncomfort
  • Designed for active people
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