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In consultation with a referring physician, Orthotic Practitioners evaluate a patient to assist in the creation of a prescription for an orthosis. Orthoses can be custom made from a computerized laser scan or cast model of the patient. They may also be custom fit by modifying off-the-shelf prefabricated devices. Many factors are taken into consideration when evaluating a patient and formulating an individual design. Many custom orthoses are fabricated by staff technicians in our Winchester laboratory.


Scope of Practice

Lower Extremity:

  • Ankle-foot-orthosis (AFO), ankle brace

  • Dynamic AFO (DAFO)

  • Knee orthosis (KO), knee brace

  • Knee-ankle-foot-orthosis (KAFO)

  • Hip-knee-ankle-foot-orthosis (HKAFO)

  • Fracture orthosis, fracture brace

  • Hip orthosis (HO), hip brace

  • Reciprocating Gait Orthosis (RGO)

  • Advanced RGO (ARGO)

Upper Extremity:

  • Hand orthosis (HO), hand brace

  • Wrist-hand orthosis (WHO)

  • Wrist orthosis (WO), wrist brace

  • Elbow orthosis (EO), elbow brace

  • Elbow-wrist-hand orthosis (EWHO)

  • Shoulder-elbow-wrist- hand (SEWHO)

  • Shoulder orthosis (SO)


  • Lumbar-sacral orthosis (LSO), back brace

  • Thoracic-lumbar-sacral orthosis (TLSO)

  • Cervical-thoracic-lumbar-sacral orthosis (CTLSO)

  • Scoliosis brace 


  • Cranial Remolding Orthosis, cranial helmet

  • Walk-Aide System

  • Myo-Orthotics Technology

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