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Our dedicated clinical staff will work closely with you to provide you with the best device to meet your unique situation.
Our certified Orthotists and Prosthetists use the latest types of materials to design foot orthotics and arch supports for diabetics, arthritis, sports injuries, or other foot deformities. We also utilize, when possible, lightweight plastics that require little maintenance and will last longer.
Our knee braces capitalize on our custom-fabrication techniques, which employ carbon graphite and high-strength alloys that can withstand rugged activity without common slippage problems. Synergy provides the following orthotic services:
As a provider of the latest prosthetic and orthotic technology, Synergy Prosthetics strives to better the lives of our patients one step at a time. We are a mobile, custom orthotics company—whether it is your home or a care facility, our highly experienced and trained staff can evaluate and fit you for your orthotics in convenience and comfort.
Orthotics is a branch of medicine focusing on external devices that modify the neuromuscular and skeletal system. Common examples of such devices are splints and braces. These devices used in orthotics are known as orthosis (orthoses in plural form) and can provide the following support and effects for its users:
A multi-disciplinary field that combines knowledge and expertise in engineering, anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics, orthotics is critical to providing ample support and relief necessary to those who suffer from a range of ailments, such as joint issues or scoliosis.
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‣ Soft and Rigid Cervical Collars
‣ Cervical Thoracic Orthoses (CTO)
‣ LS Corsets
‣ Lumber Sacral Orthoses (LSO)
‣ Scoliosis Systems
‣ Ankle Foot Orthoses (AFO)
‣ Patella Tendon Bearing Orthoses (PTB)
‣ Knee Orthoses (Prefab and Custom)
‣ Knee-Ankle Foot Orthoses (KAFO)
‣ Reciprocating Gait Orthoses (RGO)
‣ Hip-Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthosis (HKAFO)
‣ Radial/Ulnar Fracture Orthoses
‣ Humeral Fracture Orthoses
‣ Shoulder Abduction Orthoses
‣ Hyperextension Orthoses
‣ Thoracic Lumber Sacral Orthoses (TLSO)
‣ Elbow Orthoses
What makes orthotics special is its customizability—every piece is designed to fit a patient’s distinctive and unique needs. While there is a large variety of uses for orthotics, we list off these uses by body parts here:
Orthotics for the foot usually come in the form of specially-made shoes or as shoe inserts. Feet orthotics can provide support to the balls of your feet as well as your heels, and are primarily suggested when other options such as exercises at home do not alleviate your condition. Common conditions affecting the foot that orthotics can assist in relieving are:
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Spine orthotics typically consist of a brace and may come in a softer, off-the-shelf variety or can be more rigid and custom-made to the particular circumstances of a patient. These braces are important when immobilizing a portion of the spine due to injury or for realigning the spine in order to prevent nerve damage.
Knee orthotics commonly come in the form of knee braces, which provide support for activities that may prove strenuous on the joints such as sports and handling heavy objects. Often reinforced with steel plates and extremely durable for all kinds of active movement, knee braces also provide ample airflow to the knee itself while giving the full benefits of compression.
Leg orthotics require a device that is worn on the waist and the leg requiring rehabilitation. Also called hip-knee-ankle-foot orthosis, these types of devices limit the range of motion for your leg, focusing on immobilizing the joint in your hips. Providing such a restriction to the hip joint is to make sure that the joint does not dislocate or move in a way that would further harm your body. Another type of leg orthosis is a reciprocating leg orthosis, which focuses more on rehabilitating a body to walking condition and is typically used for individuals with a spinal cord injury.
Available in materials such as canvas, metal, and plastic, wrist orthotics focus primarily on stabilizing the hand as well as the wrist. Besides providing ample support and securing the wrist in a specific position, wrist orthotics also apply consistent heat and compression, which speeds up the rehabilitation of your wrist.
Ankle orthotics can either be bought pre-made or be made to the fit of a specific patient. They usually cover the back of the calf and bottom of the foot, and since the material is plastic, they are also hassle-free to clean, requiring only a damp cloth and rubbing alcohol. Ankle orthotics are especially helpful for those recovering from a sprain or joint-related issues such as arthritis.
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At Synergy Prosthetics, our main mission is to provide the best in orthotics evaluation and care with the consideration of our patients’ unique circumstances a top priority. Our mobile services ensure that anyone of any demographic and work background can be served, from professional athletes who are busy juggling practices and competitions to seniors residing in care facilities. No matter if our patient is a child or an adult, we believe in supporting and assisting in the enabling of your daily lifestyle with state-of-the-art technology and the support of our professional staff and orthotists.
Now that you have more basic knowledge of orthotics, you may be wondering: are orthotics right for me? To confirm this, it is best to confer with a certified orthotist who can go over your options and give you the proper information to make the right decision. Here are the main benefits of speaking with a certified orthoptist:
One baseline fact in orthotics is that every patient has different needs and thus different orthotic solutions. Even if two patients require the same orthotics for the same reason, a custom orthosis is necessary as both patients have different body measurements. When receiving care from a certified orthotist, you aren’t just receiving medical advice—you’re specifically getting advice and care for your particular condition.
Recently, there has been a rise in malls where shoppers are scammed with booths providing foot measurements and custom orthoses. Given how much time is required to create an orthosis for a particular patient’s size and medical needs, most shoppers are given a pre-made shoe insert rather than actual care. An improperly fitted orthotic can negatively impact your health, and like any other health condition, you want to see a professional with the right license and credentials.
Especially for those who have a condition that could change under the treatment of orthotics, being able to see a reliable and certified orthotist will only save time in the long run. Rather than bouncing between doctors and scrambling to find the right professional, having a reliable orthotist from the start will speed up the healing process; you also have the added boon of knowing who to go to in the future should you need another brace or stint.