Whether you are recovering from an injury or you suffer from a medical condition that impedes the function of your upper or lower extremities, orthotics can likely improve your day-to-day quality of life. Custom-made orthotics are designed to relieve pain, prevent complications, and help you heal more quickly. Orthotics can be designed to aid and improve pain in your back, neck, arms, shoulders, hips, knees, ankles, or feet.
Learn more about how custom orthotics could reduce your pain and improve your mobility and overall quality of life!
We offer orthotics that ranging from simple devices to complex orthoses that immobilize the cervical spine:
- Neck support pillows
- Foam and plastic cervical collars
- Cervical halo devices
- S.O.M.I. (Sterno-Occipital-Mandibular-Immobilizer)
- Philadelphia collars
Prefabricated back braces for moderate back support as well as custom-made braces to restrict unwanted movement, decrease pain, and prevent deformities.
- CASH hyperextension braces
- Lumbosacral corsets
- Chairback braces
- Jewett hyperextension braces
- Knight-Taylor braces
- Sacroiliac supports
- Elastic rib belts
- Williams braces
- Thoracic-lumbar corsets
- Sacroiliac corsets
Scoliosis and Spinal Fracture
Custom-made pelvic girdles and body jackets for the treatment of scoliosis as well as post-operative spinal fusion and function after the primary cast.
- One- and two-piece body jackets
- Boston Overlap braces
- Cervical thoracic orthoses (CTO)
- Thoracic lumbar sacral orthoses (TLSO)
- Cervical thoracic lumbar sacral orthoses (CTLSO)
Lower Extremity Orthoses
Custom-made plastic and metal bracing systems to control undesirable or abnormal motion and permit more natural function.
- Metal short and long leg braces
- Plastic ankle/foot orthoses (AFO’s)
- Plastic knee/ankle/foot orthoses (KAFO’s)
- Oregon Orthotics Systems (KAFO’s, AFO’s)
- Elastic ankle supports
- Hip abduction splints
- Dynamic ankle flexion/extension
- Hip flexion-abduction stabilizers
A wide range of devices to provide protection and function to the knee joint and surrounding area.
- Elastic knee supports
- Neoprene knee supports
- Cartilage supports
- Hinged knee supports/braces
- Swedish knee cage
- Knee immobilizers
- Derotation knee braces (custom fit)
- Dynamic knee flexion/extension orthoses
- Osteoarthritis unloading braces
- ROM knee orthoses
- Lenox Hill, Don Joy, and Townsend knee orthoses
Brace systems that allow for function after primary casts are removed.
Upper Extremity Orthoses
We offer a wide range of devices to provide support, immobilization, or function to any part of the upper limb.
- Finger splints
- Shoulder immobilizers
- Wrist splints
- Clavicle splints
- Knuckle benders
- Hand splints
- Arm/shoulder abduction splints
- Elbow supports
Custom-made inserts and shoe devices to assure proper position and increase comfort while walking and standing.
- Plastic foot orthoses
- Orthopedic extra-depth shoes
- Shoe modifications
- Custom-made arch & metatarsal
- Cast boots/wooden shoes/post-op shoes
- Boot walkers
Types of Custom Orthotics
Orthotics can treat a wide range of acute or chronic conditions that affect the neck, spine, hips, knees, and feet. Full upper- and lower-extremity orthoses are also available for the treatment of extensive or complex health conditions and injuries. Our purpose-built orthotics help stabilize or immobilize the weak or painful area as you work through a rehabilitative program. We also offer orthotics designed to help balance your stride and correct minor issues with your gait that can cause pain over time.
Daily Care Requirements for Orthotics
Orthotics are in close contact with your body, and often your skin, throughout the day. This means that cleaning them regularly is key to long-term comfort. As dirt and grime build up over time, it can negatively impact the effectiveness of your orthotics and cause discomfort. We recommend cleaning your orthosis once daily or after each wear.
Wipe the inside and outside of the orthotic with a damp cloth and mild cleanser. Wear clean socks or sleeves with your orthotics to protect them from dirt and grime between cleanings. Make sure to inspect the orthotics for signs of damage at the end of each day. Report any signs of a problem to your orthotics team or it may worsen over time.
Importance of Orthotics Education
Custom-made can increase your comfort and overall quality of life by stabilizing and/or immobilizing your damaged appendages. Good orthotics offer the support your body needs when and where it is needed most. Educating yourself about how your orthotic works and how to care for it will help you get the most out of your device and prevent injury from misuse.
Patient education is our number one priority at Horton’s Orthotics and Prosthetics. Check out our educational content, our video library, and our H.O.P.E. program for answers to all of your orthotics questions. You can also contact our team at any time to schedule a consultation or fitting.
Learn about how Horton’s custom fabricated products will help you maintain your quality of life and active lifestyle.
Check out our video clips for more information
Frequently Asked Questions Part 1
Frequently Asked Questions Part 2
The Hortons O&P Fabrication Process
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