Orthotics is a medical specialty that focuses on the design and application of orthoses. An orthosis is an externally applied device used to modify the structural and functional characteristics of the neuromuscular and skeletal system.
An orthosis has many different functions:
- Control, guide, limit, and/or immobilize an extremity, joint or body segment for a particular reason
- Restrict movement in a given direction
- Assist movement generally
- Reduce weight-bearing forces for a particular purpose
- Aid rehabilitation from fractures after the removal of a cast
- Otherwise, correct the shape and/or function of the body, to provide easier movement capability or reduce pain
- Treating contracture and prevention of several other conditions
Patients who benefit from an orthosis may have a condition such as spina bifida or cerebral palsy or have experienced a spinal cord injury or stroke. Aside from treating conditions, orthoses are also used to optimize performance in sport.
Compression stockings are elastic compression garments worn around the leg, compressing the limb. They are a specialized kind of stocking designed to help treat or prevent the occurrence of and guard against further progression of various venous or lymphatic disorders, such as edema, phlebitis, and thrombosis.
Due to the fact that the limb is being compressed by the stocking, the diameter of swollen veins is reduced. Also, it increases venous blood flow velocity and valve effectiveness. At J.P. Visser, we have various maternity panties, thigh-high stockings, and pantyhoses.
Our stockings are measured according to German standards. All our stockings are RAL certified. With the delivery of the stockings, clear instructions are given to ensure proper use of the compression stocking.
The word prosthesis comes from Ancient Greek, meaning addition, application, or attachment. Prostheses are intended to restore the normal functions of a missing body part, lost either through trauma, disease, or a condition present at birth.
A person’s prosthesis should be designed and assembled according to the person’s appearance and functional needs. For instance, a person may need a certain type of prosthesis but will need to choose between an aesthetic functional device, a myoelectric device, a body-powered device, or an activity specific device. The person’s future goals and economical capabilities may help them choose between one or more devices.
Semi Orthopedic Shoes
Semi orthopedic shoes are used for extra stability and rehabilitation processes and therefore easily allow embedding of small orthopedic adjustments. They are made with various aspects in mind, like contrafort, cambreur, the specific fit, and the right footing. The shoe has to allow custom-made arch supports. The shoe can be ordered in various shapes and sizes and offers various customizations for our patients.
Semi Orthopedic Shoes are used to bring correction in the feet of children, on legs with slight deformities, on clients with diabetes, or those with rheumatism. The shoes can be found in different sizes, widths, lengths, and weights. It is possible to adjust semi orthopedic shoes.
Do your feet hurt? Are you wondering if a simple insert might be the solution? Depending on what the problem is, you could need an orthotic instead. Professional advice is crucial to solving the problem in the correct way.
You can buy inserts in stores without a prescription that can provide cushioning and support. They may be made of materials like gel, plastic, or foam. Inserts fit into your shoes. But they’re not custom-made for your feet. Inserts can also provide arch support or extra cushioning on the heel, around the toes, or for your entire foot. Inserts might make your shoes more comfortable, but they are not designed to correct any foot problems you might have.