Orthotic Tuning

Marianjoy is one of a few rehabilitation hospitals to offer orthotic tuning—a specialized, comprehensive therapy technique that helps to improve posture, balance and gait efficiency in our pediatric patients.

Children who may benefit from orthotic tuning include those with:
How does orthotic tuning work?

A multidisciplinary team, including a rehabilitation medicine physician, physical therapist and orthotist, collaborates to use an advanced video assessment procedure, in conjunction with the Zeno Walkway (a pressure-sensitive mat) to analyze gait and evaluate tuning techniques. Marianjoy therapists use this detailed diagnostic information to select or adjust devices that will help the patient achieve optimal gait performance. This is done in several stages, involving customizing orthotic devices to improve gait and balance, changing the support as the patient improves or grows.