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Lawall Prosthetic and Orthotic Services

Lawall Prosthetics & Orthotics Services offers the most advanced and innovative technology to help patients live fully active, healthy, and productive lives. We are a team of specialized professional orthotists, prosthetists, and certified technicians who offer advanced prosthetics, orthotics, and pediatric services across the USA.

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The primary goal of orthotics is to assist the muscular and skeletal systems in a positive way. When injuries or deformities are present, orthotic devices are used to gradually correct the problem or accommodate for the deficiency. Orthoses are fabricated for nearly every part of the body

A basic prosthetic overview cannot touch on all of the different intricacies involved with being fitted for and using a prosthetic device. However, taking a closer look at what we can provide to our patients can help you understand just why we’ve become one of the largest, most trusted prosthetic care providers in the northeast.

Our practitioners are skilled at helping patients of all ages, particularly young ones. Pediatrics has been a passion and a focus at Lawalls’ since our inception in 1977. We are proud to offer a full range of quality pediatric care from newborns, to adolescents. No matter if the problem is a birth defect, an injury, or an illness, we’re ready to help.

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What Are Orthotics & Prosthetics?

Orthotics and prosthetics are two classes of devices used to help their user regain mobility. They assist a body part that is missing or not working correctly, and their specific purposes vary by the type of device.

The shared goal of these devices is to help users overcome physical setbacks that they have. Because of the increased mobility offered by orthotic and prosthetic devices can significantly improve someone’s quality of life, allowing them to no longer feel as though they have something holding them back.

Children with pediatric orthotics
Child with pediatric orthotics

An orthotic is an orthopedic brace that supports a part of the body. Orthotics help a body part that is weak and cannot function to its full potential by compensating for the weakness through various mechanisms thereby allowing the body part to function closer to its full potential.

Orthotics do not serve to the replace the limb but instead improve upon what is already there, acting as a brace and guide to help it function the way it should. Orthotics can provide compression to a targeted part of the body, which can then reduce inflammation and discomfort. They can also be used to correct an anatomical deformity or prevent a deformity from getting worse. Often an orthotic is prescribed to compensate for muscle weakness or instability, thereby making it possible for users to safely ambulate and go about their desired activities.

Individuals who use orthotics may need them due to a variety of causes. Some people have a condition present since birth that requires orthotics or has progressed over the years to the point where orthotics are now beneficial. Other individuals may need an orthotic after being in an accident or undergoing some type of injury.

What Are Prosthetics?

In comparison to an orthotic, which is a support device and brace, a prosthetic completely replaces a limb. Losing an arm or a leg is a drastic life change, but prosthetics have advanced to a point where those who lose a limb can regain their mobility to levels very close to what they had before the loss of the limb.

Various conditions can result in the loss of a limb, including an accident or disease that requires amputation. Whatever the reason, a prosthetist will work with you to consider your needs and background when picking the prosthetic that will be most effective for you. If you have more questions about prosthetics and the cost of prosthetics please contact us directly.

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Boy with custom orthotics

There are many different types of orthotics and reasons for their application. In general or orthotics can be applied to any of the regions of the body below.

There are many different types of orthotics and reasons for their application. In general or orthotics can be applied to any of the regions of the body below.

– head
– spine
– arms
– legs
– hands
– feet

Orthotic devices can serve many purposes, one of which is assisting in movement and making it easier to move a particular part of the body correctly. They are also used to compensate for a muscle weakness, without the orthotic in these cases ambulation could be unsafe. Some orthotics may aid the body by reducing the amount of weight placed on a joint, reducing strain to the joint and making it easier and less painful to move. For children, orthotics may be used to help guide the development of a part of the body with the hopes of preventing a deformity or problems in the future.

Orthotic devices can serve many purposes, one of which is assisting in movement and making it easier to move a particular part of the body correctly. They are also used to compensate for a muscle weakness, without the orthotic in these cases ambulation could be unsafe. Some orthotics may aid the body by reducing the amount of weight placed on a joint, reducing strain to the joint and making it easier and less painful to move. For children, orthotics may be used to help guide the development of a part of the body with the hopes of preventing a deformity or problems in the future.

Types Of Prosthetics

There are four types of prosthetics, two concerning the arms and two concerning the legs.

The two prosthetics for the arms are transradial and transhumeral, and the difference between these two types is the level at which the amputation occurred. A transradial prosthetic replaces arms below the elbow, while the transhumeral prosthetic is applied when the amputation site is above the and thus contains an elbow joint.

The other two types of prosthetics, transtibial and transfemoral, are for the leg. A transtibial prosthetic attaches below the knee, and a transfemoral prosthetic sits above the knee and includes the knee joint.

There are various types of prosthetics, with the most variability involves the componentry. There are many different ways to suspend a prosthesis onto a limb. There are also many different prosthetic knees and feet available. For example, knee joints can be as simple as manual locking knee, which bends when the user sits and is locked when the user ambulates. But they can be as complex as a hydraulic knee that contains valves that adjust as a patient’s speed of ambulation changes allowing the prosthesis to “keep up with” the user through varying cadences.

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Electronic or microprocessor prosthetics are yet another option, and while they are more expensive than their simpler counterparts, they offer many advantages, including better mimicking a natural gait, requiring less muscle strength to operate, and being more comfortable to wear and use.

Taking all these variables into consideration, along with the needs and desires of the patient, is essential for choosing the best prosthetic for them.

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Orthotic and prosthetic devices are incredibly personalized devices. As such, it is crucial to work closely with an orthotist or prosthetist to choose the best device for your needs and ensure it is properly fitted.

At Lawall Prosthetic & Orthotic Services, our professionals work closely with you to choose the best device for your needs, looking at more than just the type of device needed but also the level of complexity you need and the type of device covering you would prefer. The reason for needing the orthotic or prosthetic and your general health can also play a role in choosing the best device, so we make sure to leave no rock unturned. There’s a lot to consider with an orthotic and prosthetic, and we take the time to discuss all options and why one might be preferable for you.

We understand that you will have many questions surrounding your orthotic or prosthetic device, and we are happy to take as much time as you need to answer your questions. Having an orthotic or prosthetic can be a considerable undertaking, and we want to make sure you feel confident in it, as this will ensure greater satisfaction with your device.

Before sending you home with your device, we will have you practice putting it on, taking it off, and using it. You will also be provided a wearing schedule to follow at first, an essential step for helping your body adapt to the orthotic or prosthetic without becoming overwhelmed and overworked.

Our professionals also prioritize exceptional follow-up care to ensure that the best results are obtained.

If you are looking for an orthotic or prosthetic device to assist in your movement or help you regain mobility, reach out to Lawall Prosthetic & Orthotic Services at (800) 735-4627 and let our professionals help you find the ideal device for your needs.

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Lawall Prosthetic & Orthotic Services employs only well-trained and highly skilled orthotists and prosthetists who are certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics and licensed within the states where they practice.

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