Orthotic Intervention

Orhtopedic bracing requirements are considerations that most of us don’t have to think about until our mobility is severely challenged, this can be a result of a variety of conditions such as traumatic injury, Stroke (CVA), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or as a result of other neurological conditions which could result from diabetes or other causes.

Leg Bracing

Lower limb bracing (orthoses) can range from very low profile, supra malleolar ankle foot orthoses, up through calf height devices to full leg Knee-Ankle-Foot orthoses as shown on the right.


Bracing Design

Ankle Foot Orthotics (AFO) have evolved over the years from conventional steel and leather type structures to Vacume-molded plastic designs, ( thermoplastic ). One of the newer fabrication technologies involves carbon fibre components blended with thermoplastic materials.



“I am a 54 year old male with a rare foot condition called Fibrocartilaginous Cubonavicular coalition that prevented me from walking for 7 years. During this time, I was limited to walking only very short distances (to and from my car essentially). In 2014, Ortho-Tec suggested trying Foot & Ankle braces (that secure both feet very tightly in rigid braces right from my toes to just under my knee) as a possible solution to allowing me to walk again but offered no guarantees, given the rareness of my condition. I was advised to start out very slowly and if successful, continue to add small distances over time. After a few months, I was able to walk about 1 km and from 6 months, I can now walk 5km. These Foot & Ankle braces have had a dramatic effect on the quality of lifestyle and overall general wellbeing and I am extremely thankful for this recommendation as I am now walking long distances almost every day.”
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