In your daily routines, you are bound to experience some injuries to your foot, neck, arm, thoracic region, or any other part of your body. The injuries may cause pain, significantly limiting your mobility, and even leave you at risk of worsening your injuries. In such a situation, you can visit Orthotists health professionals to stabilize and offer added support to the body parts with injuries using orthotics devices.
- Foot Orthotics/ Plantar Orthotics
Custom foot orthotics and custom insoles help support the structure of your foot and help release tension and pressure from your foot, thus helping you walk with ease. The Laboratoire EVO will assess your injuries and determine the best foot orthotics for your sport or daily activities.
The orthoptists will first fit the foot orthotics in your shoe by first removing the inner sole of your shoe. Removing the inner sole creates space and depth the experts require to fix the foot orthotics.
It’s crucial to ensure that your foot orthotics do not fold at the front. To get used to your foot orthotics, experts advise wearing the orthotics at least three hours in the first day and consecutively increase the hours daily. You should be able to comfortably wear your foot orthotics for a whole day in a few days.
If your feet usually sweat a lot, you can remove the orthotics at night for aeration and keep them dry. Do not expose your foot orthotics to heat; do not leave them in your car during hot weather. Additionally, wipe the foot orthotics with water and mild soap but do not immerse them in water.
- Neck Orthotics
Neck or cervical collar orthotics support the neck and head, preventing unnecessary neck movement, and support the head’s weight. Your orthopedic experts can custom adjust the size to fit your chin. The cervical collar orthotics help you recover from your injuries quickly.
The cervical collar orthotic should be symmetrical, tight, and comfortable. You can contact your orthoptist for any consultation and adjustments.
- Jewett Brace/ Corset
Jewett corset orthotics support your thoracic and spine by preventing twisting and bending forward. Jewett corset orthotics are usually for people with a fracture on the thoracic vertebrae. The orthotics help your back to remain in the correct position to help you heal from your injuries quickly.
Jewett corset reduces compression between the thoracic vertebrae and the spine, thus reducing pain and promoting faster healing. You can remove the Jewett corset orthotics and clean the rigid part and the cushions with soap and warm water. However, it’s crucial to follow all the guidelines and advice your Orthotist offers you.
- Sarmiento Humeral Orthotic
Sarmiento humeral brace is an orthotic that supports a fractured upper arm. The orthotic compresses the upper arm, also known as the humerus, to stabilize the broken bone for a quicker healing process.
Sarmiento humeral orthotics require weekly check-ups since they can cause skin irritation, discomfort, or other complications. Only a health professional should make the adjustments to the orthotics to avoid complications and unnecessary injuries.
- EXOS Short-Arm Orthotics
Exos short-arm brace is an orthotics for supporting and protecting fractures on the wrist. The exos short-arm orthotics help stabilize the thumb, hand, or wrist with a fracture or other injuries for fast healing. You can easily remove the EXOS short arm orthotics, clean them, and replace them. However, ensure you follow all the guidelines and advice from your Orthotist for removing, cleaning, and replacing your braces.
If you are suffering pain from a fracture, a painful twist, or other painful injuries, it’s essential to consult an Orthotist for a check-up and extra support using orthotics. Your Orthotist will suggest the most appropriate orthosis that perfectly fits your body type. Your health professional will follow up to ensure you meet your expectations within the shortest time possible.