Specific circumstances call for different types of orthotic devices. Advancements in the science of orthotics means that better results are easier to obtain, and the right device may change your life. If you’re a candidate for orthotics that use advanced technology, your certified orthotist will discuss options with you and will go over the potential benefits that new techniques can provide. Some of the different devices that use advanced technology include:
The C-Brace orthotronic mobility system provides real time gait analysis throughout the entire gait cycle, enabling it to manage every period of gait and deliver incredible stability and responsiveness, regardless of the terrain or patient’s walking speed. The “C-Brace” enables patients to walk with controlled knee flexion and confidently for the first time descend stairs step over step, and walk down hills and ramps.
Stance Control KAFO
This is a variation of the standard Knee, Ankle, and Foot Orthotic device, but the stance control variation allows the knee to bend to some degree during the swing phase of walking. This helps deliver a more normal looking and feeling gait. With this device patients no longer have to walk with a locked knee, which eliminates the need for many compensatory deviations.
Nuero IFRAH is a new approach to assisting post-stroke patients with limited mobility to regain function. Nuero IFRAH combines technology with the view that it is critical to treat the whole body as a system, rather than focusing on just an affected body part. Southeastern is the only O&P practice Southeast Tennessee approved to fit the Nuero IFRAH AFO.
This device uses functional electrical stimulation to improve walking capabilities. Patients who have developed a condition known as foot drop due to injury or disease like a spinal cord injury or cerebral palsy are may be candidates for this device. It can help compensate for toe drag and other basic walking issues.
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