A pediatric brace will need to be replaced because of the normal periods of growth in childhood. Whether your child was advised by a physician to wear a back brace due to a motor vehicle accident, pediatric scoliosis, or surgical outcome, your child may refuse to wear it if it’s an uncomfortable, improper fit. At Horton’s Orthotics and Prosthetics, we are experienced in assisting adults and youths to receive the proper pediatric back bracing.
If your child has outgrown his/her pediatric brace, it may actually do more harm than good. Therefore, you need to ensure that your child’s brace is periodically checked so that you can obtain a new brace quickly if needed.
The technology used in orthotics today has advanced to an incredible degree. Not only is there a brace for every condition and situation, but you will find one that helps correct the adverse effects of your specific condition.
If you’re new to the world of custom made orthotics, the process can seem understandably complex. The technology that goes into personalizing an orthotic device to exactly meet your needs is one that includes several precise steps – each performed by a dedicated team of experts.
While not everyone with flat feet needs orthotics, many have experienced greater comfort and an overall greater quality of life from orthotic use. Learn about the many ways orthotics can improve the health of your feet and overall well-being. Just as there are many different types of flat feet, there are many options in orthotics […]
As you are adjusting to your orthotic device, you will likely have several milestones you want to achieve with the device. Some will be immediate concerns, while others focus on permanent, quality-of-life improvements.
When you use orthotics, it is helpful to have clarity about your goals – for yourself and for your medical team. Your orthotics specialist and other healthcare professionals can help create a customized plan with clear timelines as you adjust to your orthotic device.
Orthotic shoes are often an important part of post-op recovery for some foot surgeries.
With 26 bones in the human foot ─ and all the stress and pressures we place on our feet − it is little wonder that feet are so susceptible to injury and the need for various treatments, including foot surgery.
The average recovery time for most foot surgeries, according to Ortho Foot and Ankle, can take from 4-6 weeks for general healing through rest and some gentle physical therapy. Ultimately, it can take several additional months for the bones to fully heal. Orthopedic surgery patients may need some additional post foot surgery shoe support throughout various stages of the recovery process to protect the foot until it has completely healed, and for Arkansas patients, Horton’s can help!
Remember – your prosthetic will be ready about two weeks AFTER your insurance approves your claim. We can’t begin production until your insurance has approved your prosthetic. We know how frustrating the wait can be, and we do everything in our power to make sure that your prosthetic gets to you as soon as humanly possible. Thank you for your understanding and patience.