An Orthopedic Brace or Orthosis is an orthopedic device used to control, guide, limit and/or immobilize an extremity, joint, or body segment for a given reason. It may also restrict or assist movement in a given direction and can reduce weight bearing forces for a particular mobility purpose. Orthopedic Bracing can also help with rehabilitation from fractures, or to correct the shape or function of a particular body part by providing easier movement capability or reducing pain. Individuals who benefit from an Orthosis may have sustained a physical impairment cause by illness, injury or a congenital abnormality.
Orthotic bracing is made from multiple types of materials including plastic, elastic, metal or a combination of other similar items. Depending upon your needs, Orthoses can be prefabricated to fit different shapes & sizes or custom made to fit specific measurements. Orthotic Bracing can be static and provide no range of motion at all or dynamic/functional to permit full or limited range of motion.