When someone is faced with needing orthotic or prosthetic intervention, he or she may not always know what to expect. It is reassuring to know that there is a place you can go to get some answers about your condition, have a complete physical & biomechanical assessment performed and have the chance to review your treatment options. There is no fee for these initial appointments. We believe in educating the public about the difference our services can make in the lives of those whom require prosthetic and orthotic care.
It is not always the case that an intervention is indicated. These initial complimentary assessments, not only help the patients with new or existing conditions, but also tend to help parents and family members understand specific orthotic and prosthetic needs and challenges.During the assessment the following areas are addressed:
- Medical History
- Physical Condition
- Static Alignment
- Relevant Clinical Tests
- Dynamic Analysis*
*This may include Observational Gait Analysis, EMG signal analysis using Upper Limb Prosthetic Software and Hardware or Video Analysis*
The assessment is typically wrapped up with a dialogue between the clinician and patient that results in an orthotic or prosthetic treatment plan. At Sudbury Prosthetic & Orthotic Design we feel it is very important to involve the patient in the decisions regarding their treatment and the type of device we will design. Furthermore, it is a fluid and dynamic process that can evolve as challenges arise along the way. We strive to be flexible within the treatment plan agreed upon and we ultimately always aim for complete patient satisfaction.
And to keep it even simpler for you, it is not necessary to have a referral to meet with a Certified Orthotist or a Certified Prosthetist. However, in order to pursue orthotic or prosthetic treatment, you will require a prescription. This can usually be obtained from your family doctor or your specialist. So, call now and find out what else is out there!
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