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How Long Until My Child Outgrows Their Scoliosis Brace?
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How Long Until My Child Outgrows Their Scoliosis Brace?

It is natural for your child to start asking how long they will have to wear a back brace for scoliosis, especially if they have to wear it almost all of the time. But the good news is that all of the dedication pays off, even if they outgrow more than one on their journey...

3 Ways to Prevent and Treat Common Youth Sports Injuries to the Knee
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3 Ways to Prevent and Treat Common Youth Sports Injuries to the Knee

Knee injuries can leave your child on the sidelines or even on the surgical table. Learning how to prevent and treat sports-related knee injuries can offer safety and peace of mind, allowing you to cheer on your family’s favorite athlete with confidence. Every parent wants so see a child succeed in their favorite sports. Understanding...

Teaching Your Child How to Care for a Prosthetic Limb
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Teaching Your Child How to Care for a Prosthetic Limb

Adjusting to prosthetic legs or prosthetic arms can take some time for children. Teaching your child how to take care of their prosthetic limb can keep it functioning properly and help make it a part of their daily routine. Your prosthetist will coach your child about the personal hygiene required for the health of their residual limb....

A Visual Guide to Scoliosis Braces
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A Visual Guide to Scoliosis Braces

What does a scoliosis brace look like? Horton’s visual guide can help explain the differences between each type of scoliosis brace. A scoliosis brace is not always necessary to correct curving spines, but many orthopedic doctors prescribe them to impede the growth of spinal curves in adolescents. Bracing is usually recommended as a midway point...

Finding the Right Orthotic Treatment for a Child with Cerebral Palsy
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Finding the Right Orthotic Treatment for a Child with Cerebral Palsy

Lacking adequate control of the body is the most challenging aspect of cerebral palsy, particularly for children. Choosing a form of orthotic treatment for cerebral palsy is a highly-recommended way to support their growing muscles and bones. While adults with cerebral palsy often have years of physical and occupational therapy to help them with walking freely or feeding themselves,...

An A-Z Guide to Scoliosis Back Braces for New Diagnoses
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An A-Z Guide to Scoliosis Back Braces for New Diagnoses

Choosing the right scoliosis treatment for your child is important. Especially for new diagnoses, becoming informed and learning about scoliosis back braces helps make these decisions easier. Receiving a scoliosis diagnosis can be the first step in a long period of treatment in order to stop the spine from becoming any more curved. While everyone’s...

An Outlook on Life Growing Up With Prosthetics
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An Outlook on Life Growing Up With Prosthetics

Whether your child is born with a limb difference or experiences trauma that requires amputation, prosthetics can give them a lifetime of support. A pediatric prosthetist’s job is to custom fit a prosthesis for your child that keeps them moving. Along with occupational therapists, psychologists, and pediatricians, they work with your family to help your...

Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Orthotic Options for Treating SMA
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Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Orthotic Options for Treating SMA

Children with spinal muscular atrophy typically have problems with muscle strength and mobility. Pediatric orthotics can help these children move and perform different tasks. Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) affects roughly 1 in 6,000 births, making it a fairly common genetic disorder. A genetic mutation in the survival motor neuron gene causes this condition, which is characterized by weak...

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