Neurological Bracing

Neurological Bracing

Neurological Bracing

Neuro orthotics are Off the shelf (OTS) or custom-made orthotic devices designed to help the user gain independence in in performing daily living activities. The orthotic devices help in managing tone, addressing alignment issues or to provide a stable base of support during standing if required.

When dealing with a neurological fallout, whatever the cause may be, it is difficult to determine how long the recovery period might take. The level of bracing is dependent on the muscle function and limitations of the involved limb. A full assessment needs to be done in order to determine the prescription of the brace that will be required. We work with a Multi-Disciplinary Team in order to give the best possible rehabilitation outcome, while taking into consideration various factors and limitations when dealing with each individual specific needs. We, at Chin and Partners are able to assess, measure, fabricate and fit you with the device that meets your needs.

Indications:

  • Stroke / CVA (Cerebral Vascular accidents)
  • Drop foot
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Spina Bifida
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Spina bifida

Neuro bracing can be divided into lower and upper extremity bracing. Lower extremity neuro orthotics is further sub-divided into AFOs (ankle-foot-orthotics), KO (Knee Orthotics) and KAFO (Knee-ankle-foot orthotics).

These are further divided in “supportive” and “corrective” Neurological bracing:

  • Supportive – supporting the affected joint to improve function and stability.
  • Corrective– correcting the anatomical alignment of a joint or body segment to improve function or cosmesis.

There are both off the shelf and custom bracing options available. Our Orthotists will be able to assess whether an OTS brace will be suitable or if you require a custom-made brace.

These factors may include:

  • Muscle activation and strength
  • Spasticity
  • Stability of the affected joints

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