An orthotic device assists the muscular and skeletal systems by reducing the stress placed on a joint, assisting or restricting movement or gradually guiding the development of a part of the body.
Orthotics may be fitted as needed for a patient’s upper or lower extremities, spine or cervical.
Traditional orthoses fit the body closely and are worn for extended periods. Today’s technology, however, has opened up a whole range of exciting new options for our patients.
Our certified professionals avidly pursue the latest knowledge and skills in their field, seeking out the best solutions to serve patients who need corrective and therapeutic orthotic support for the head, neck, spine, arms, legs, hands or feet.
Our orthotic devices can help with a number of issues including:
Teaching you how to live with your orthotic device is just as important as getting fitted for the proper device, and we take the time to make sure that every step of the orthotic process is taken seriously. With the right combination of physical rehabilitation and orthotic care, returning to routine daily activities is possible.
We also have a full-service fabrication lab, which enables us to quickly provide high quality orthotic and prosthetic devices to all our patients.
Follow-up appointments ensure the best results. We welcome your questions and work hard to ensure your concerns are attentively and promptly addressed, creating an environment where small miracles happen every day.
A prosthetic device replaces a missing body part lost through trauma, disease, or congenital conditions and can play an important role in patient rehabilitation. For many patients, a prosthesis will improve mobility and provide the means to keep their independence. Lawall practitioners fit, fabricate and maintain a full array of prosthetic devices for both lower and upper extremities.
Prosthetic devices designed to fit either above or below the knee are available to improve patient comfort and mobility. Patients may also experience hip disarticulations, knee disarticulations or partial foot amputations in which a prosthesis will help. Whatever device is needed, our lower extremity specialists are certified in the most advanced skills and technology in their field.
If you have had a hand or arm amputation, engineering advances continue to improve the potential that upper extremity prostheses offer. Experienced Lawall practitioners select the best from numerous body powered, myoelectric or hybrid solutions and componentry options to answer our patients’ unique needs and goals.
Regardless of the patient’s unique situation, Lawall practitioners pride themselves on seeking out the latest advancements in prosthetic devices and are passionate about providing efficient, safer, and more intelligent prostheses.
Pediatrics is our passion, and it has shown since our inception in 1977. We are proud to offer a full range of quality pediatric care for all ages, from newborns to adolescents. Whether helping address a birth defect, an injury or an illness, our highly skilled staff will serve your child with compassion and expertise.
Our pediatric process starts with a thorough evaluation, including gathering all available data and information from the child’s physicians and therapists, then measuring for the most appropriate device.
A careful fitting of the orthosis or prosthesis is next. Once we feel comfortable with the device’s fit, the patient and his or her parents will be instructed on wearing and caring for it. At this time, follow-up appointments are usually scheduled.
Our team not only provides the orthosis or prosthesis, but also stands by your child with continued care throughout the recovery process. Our practitioners frequently sit in on rehabilitation sessions to make sure the device functions properly and your child is progressing as he or she should.
Rapid physical growth and limited communication skills are just two of the reasons that children need special care. Extensive modifications or new devices may be needed as often as once a year or more, and our experts monitor your child’s situation closely to ensure proper care.
It is easy to see why so many families have trusted our team to meet their pediatric needs for over 35 years, ensuring small miracles happen every day.
Orthotics are intended to help improve the muscular or skeletal structure of the body. They can be used for a variety of reasons such as assisting in the recovery process following surgery, correcting birth defects, accommodating for muscle weakness due injuries or illness, managing issues like scoliosis or any other number of things. Pediatric orthotics requires a skilled hand as well as patience and understanding. We are proud to admit that our pediatric specialists exhibit all these qualities.
A prosthesis for children will come with unique challenges to go along with the standard ones that are always present in the field, and our professional team has pediatric specialists who work with pediatric amputees on a daily basis. Their experience enables them to provide each child with the most appropriate prosthesis regardless of their age or situation.
Lawall employs Orthomerica’s STARband helmets for best results in correcting Deformational Plagiocephaly, Brachycephaly and Scaphocephaly in infants 3-18 months. Our practitioners, many of whom are parents themselves, understand the apprehension that comes with the process of fitting and follow-up visits and are very sympathetic to those concerns and will take the time necessary to make parents and baby feel comfortable.
Upon request, Lawall can provide information on specific treatment plans for the following conditions:
Vascular Disease • CVA
Spinal Cord Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury