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General Bracing

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An orthosis is a brace that changes, supports, limits or immobilises a certain part or joint of the body. Orthoses may be applied to any part of the body, including the lower limb, upper limb, torso and head. They may be used by people of all ages and activity levels for a variety of reasons.

An orthosis can help to:

  • Assist movement
  • Correct function
  • Limit or immobilise one or more joints of the body
  • Offload parts of the body or a joint
  • Prevent injury
  • Rehabilitate injury

Align Orthotics offers both custom made and prefabricated orthoses for the feet, ankle, knee, spine, hernias and upper limb. Our orthotist will assess your needs to determine the most cost effective way to achieve the best possible result. Orthosis are often used day in, day out. Therefore, we feel it’s very important that you take part in the decision-making process and are comfortable with the orthosis we provide.

Orthoses can assist in the treatment of the following common conditions:

  • Foot drop
  • Ligament injuries
  • Stroke
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic joint instability
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Post Polio Syndrome
  • Congenital hip dysplasia
  • Scoliosis, Kyphosis, Lordosis
  • Arthritis
  • Sporting injuries
  • Instability caused by muscle weakness
  • Tennis elbow
  • Knee hyperextension
  • Spina Bifida
  • Club foot (CTEV)
  • Disc herniation

 

 

 

 

 

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