The Blog-Orthotic

TLSO brace: types, indications, and faqs

The full-back orthosis or the TLSO brace is an orthotic treatment for a variety of spinal issues.  Although these days the brace is rather common and you’ll see people of all ages wearing it, it’s still a bit daunting for first-time users who have several questions about it.  If you’re

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5 benefits of using knee orthosis for osteoarthritis

  Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) affects millions of people worldwide. To date, there’s no cure for OA so medical professionals prescribe palliative care to patients who’re diagnosed with osteoarthritis. The knee brace is a commonly used treatment for KOA. Your Orthotist can prescribe you one based on your symptoms, severity of the disease, and a few other

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SMO Brace: overview, indications and more

Being told that your child needs an orthosis is difficult to hear for any parent. But learning about the brace, how it works, and what it helps with can ease the transition to accepting the diagnosis. The SMO brace is safe for kids to use. It’s small enough to go inside the shoe and

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What is plagiocephaly and how can an orthotist treat it?

These days, we see a lot of babies wearing colorful helmets. That’s because they suffer from a flat head or some other condition that requires extra protection and a dynamic force on their skull. Plagiocephaly is becoming more common due to babies sleeping on their backs, which is a safe way

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Can a spine alignment brace help reduce your low back pain?

The low back or the lumbar spine is susceptible to many injuries and pain.  Although most people use the general term low back pain (LBP) to describe all of the painful conditions of the back, these pain syndromes are in fact rather complicated because many structures in the lumbar region can cause your LBP.  Spine

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A Patient’s Guide to Finding a Great Orthotist

Starting your orthosis journey can leave you with any questions. The most important one of which is how do I find a great Orthotist? Although it may be convenient to go to the nearest or cheapest one, you should take your time to consider other factors before choosing your Orthotist.

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Orthotics and Sports Rehabilitation

  Playing sports can be aggressive on your body due to rotational movements at high speeds. And thus, it leads to several injuries. That’s why orthotics have a significant role in sports rehabilitation. The types of orthosis you receive in rehab range from simple immobilizer splints applied for a week

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5 Questions to Ask Your Orthotist on Your First Visit

The first meeting with an Orthotist is an important one. It’s where you sit with the team to discuss the details of your orthosis. Since you’ll be coming back for many checkups after this initial meeting, it’s wise to get your most vital questions out of the way in the

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