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Orthotics


An Orthotic is an external device that is fitted to make your mobility better, whether it is an off-the-shelf item or a custom manufactured brace.

Bracing can be applied to any joint in the body that is affected.

Some of the many diagnosis that is treatable with an orthotic:

  • Dropfoot, due to stroke
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Osteo Arthritis of the knee
  • Painful feet
  • Low back pain

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Osteo Arthritis Bracing
Prosthetics and Orthotics
Osteoarthritis (OA) causes inflammation in your joints. This inflammation can restrict how much you move. Although knee arthritis is the most common type, joints such as the ankle, neck, shoulder, and wrist can also be affected.

When you’re first diagnosed with arthritis, your doctor will likely recommend nonsurgical treatments to relieve discomfort and disability. One such recommendation can be to wear a brace.

Some of the benefits of wearing a brace as a treatment for OA include:
  • Enhanced stability: Braces are intended to shift weight away from the damaged area of your joint, thus helping to reduce pain and discomfort
  • Reduced swelling: Some braces provide compression, which can help to reduce swelling that occurs after activity for those with arthritis
  • Reduced pressure: If your kneecap or ankle bone has weakening joints underneath, a brace that has a cutout area can help to reduce pressure and relieve discomfort while supporting the surrounding areas
  • Increased confidence: Wearing a brace and knowing you have extra support can give you greater confidence when completing daily tasks.
Braces
Prosthetics and Orthotics
The need of an Orthosis is to immobilize the affected joint. Braces are fitted to either give more stability for everyday use or as part of the treatment plan weather it is pre- or post-operative. Orthosis can range from a pre-manufactured brace being custom fitted to your anatomy to allow for a proper fit or in the case of neurological diagnosis an orthosis will move to a full custom brace were the patients affected joint will be casted or scanned. 
Orthopedic shoes
Prosthetics and Orthotics
There are many causes of foot deformities or leg length discrepancies which make finding comfortable shoes a challenge.

We are suppliers of Dr Comfort shoes, an imported range of orthopaedic / diabetic footwear.

Split sizes can be ordered, strap extensions made and shoes can be built up to accommodate leg length discrepancies.

We also do build- ups on other shoes.

Inner soles
Prosthetics and Orthotics
Painful feet can drive one through the roof. With the aid of a verity of screening tools we can address the problem and design the correct innersoles for your problem. 
Compression stockings
Prosthetics and Orthotics
Stockings are a big necessity in the orthotic market. Stockings will form part of treatment and hold certain diagnosis under control. Main diagnosis is Vascular insufficiency, DVT, Lymphoedema and Cellulitis. 

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concern to our fellow man
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sound ethical principles as set out by the HPCSA and our
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another
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support and improve our local community
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development of our profession by attending congresses and
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