At South Edmonton Orthotic Services Inc., we take a hands-on approach in assessing and treating the orthotic needs of each patient. We offer orthotic services for many conditions that affect proper functioning of the upper and lower extremities, including creating custom orthotics for Edmonton patients.
During your initial appointment with South Edmonton Orthotic Services Inc., the orthotist will discuss your symptoms and assess the area in question, ensuring the orthotist has an overview of your problem and possible solutions.
During that time, we’ll answer any questions or concerns you have to ensure that you have a thorough and good understanding of your orthotic problems and the solutions available. Then, following the assessment, we may recommend a brace, splint, or custom orthotic. Orthotics are useful in restoring proper function and in alleviating symptoms related to trauma, arthritis, carpal tunnel, spina bifida, as well as many neurological and musculoskeletal conditions.
Typically, a knee orthotic or brace is recommended in order to prevent injury or to prevent a recurrence of injury. A knee brace can be designed to support, stabilize, or align the knee.
For those who suffer from carpal tunnel, a brace can be beneficial in positioning the wrist in a neutral position. This is done to relieve nerve compression, as well as open up the carpal tunnel. South Edmonton Orthotic Services Inc.’s orthotist may recommend you wear the brace during sleep, as well as during activities that may aggravate symptoms, such as using a computer keyboard.
In an ambulation alignment, the orthotic is positioned for enhanced control and support of movement. For example, an orthotic could be used to support a knee so it doesn’t buckle or cause further injury.
We also offer orthotic treatments to patients with radioulnar deviation and humeral fractures.
Similar in function to a knee orthotic or brace, ankle and foot orthotics are primarily used to restore proper alignment, limit movement, as well as provide support. The design of many ankle–foot orthotics allows users to comfortably wear their everyday shoes.
A knee-ankle-foot type of orthotic (KAFO) works to constrain motion (sagittal, coronal, and axial) of the knee, ankle, and foot. Commonly, a knee-ankle-foot orthotic is employed in the treatment of arthritis, fractures, paralysis, and joint laxity.
South Edmonton Orthotic Services Inc. crafts custom orthotics for knees, ankles, and feet.
While in a weight-bearing position, the static alignment of the orthotic is assessed to ensure proper stability and control.