Ours will be the only active orthosis
for children with CP aimed for overground walking, and physiotherapy, as well.
To achieve this, the orthosis
must first alter the load being applied through the sole of the foot.
Conservative treatment options include medication, exercise strengthening, or any method that decompresses the lower spine, such as water therapy, inversion therapy, or use of a spinal orthosis
It has previously been reported that patients with a complete lesion between T1-T6 do not use their orthosis
, while patients with a lesion between T7-T11 use their orthosis
only for standing purposes (8).
This technology in combination with CAD design gives us the chance to provide ultimate design flexibility and produce a new type of custom orthosis
Medical products include: respiratory equipment and supplies, wheelchairs and components, mobility products, aids to daily living, CPAP, hospital beds/accessories, nebulizers,O2 compressors/tanks, portable Eclipse O2, diabetic shoes and orthosis
Typical patients who benefit from an orthosis
include those with spina bifida or cerebral palsy, or with a spinal cord injury or stroke.
A prescription is created with colleagues, such as doctors, physiotherapists, chiropodists and orthotic technicians, and they'll then design the orthosis
At 6 months, foot pain intensity was less in the surgical and orthosis
groups than in the control group.
This therapy requires the use of an orthosis
with a specialized anatomic design, modified to allow insertion of groups of permanent magnets for combined use with application of infiltration of a composite viscoelastic biopolymer--magnetic nanoparticles.
For example a simple ankle orthosis
is given the same weighting as a reciprocal gait orthosis
may be worn permanently by the patient or used temporarily until they no longer need them.