Prosthetic and Orthotic Clinic

Prosthetics and Orthotics

 

Customized Devices for Individuals with Disabilities

The Marianjoy Prosthetics and Orthotics Clinic offers custom prosthetic and orthotic devices for adults and children to maximize their functional abilities. Working in partnership with Scheck & Siress, a prosthetic and orthotic production company, certified prosthetists and orthotists collaborate with a Marianjoy Medical Group physiatrist and physical therapist to achieve the best possible result for each patient.

Patients who may benefit from the Marianjoy Prosthetics and Orthotics Clinic include those with various orthopaedic or neurological diagnoses, including:

Prosthetics Clinic

The Marianjoy Prosthetics Clinic addresses the needs of patients living with a partially or fully missing upper or lower limb, which may be caused from amputation, disease or congenital conditions. Individuals who may benefit from an evaluation at the clinic include:

Once the prosthesis is delivered to the patient, physical therapy at Marianjoy may be recommended. Here, patients will work with specially trained therapists who will teach them how to use the device correctly and safely to optimize their function. Patients also receive education on maintaining their residual limb and the device. Follow-up appointments to the Prosthetic Clinic are recommended to ensure the prosthesis continues to fit correctly and comfortably.

Orthotics Clinic

In the Marianjoy Orthotics Clinic, patients requiring additional support or immobilization of certain joints are assessed for custom orthotic devices. Patients who may benefit from an orthotic device may be experiencing the following conditions:

After receiving the orthosis, a follow-up evaluation is done to confirm the device works and fits correctly and comfortably. Patients may also be referred to outpatient therapy at Marianjoy, where they will learn to use their orthotic properly. They may also be given home exercises to increase strength, flexibility and balance.

How the Program Works

Each patient receives a thorough evaluation to determine the best plan for treatment and/or therapy. Throughout the treatment process, the individual is continually reassessed to ensure the prosthetic or orthotic device is providing the appropriate fit, comfort and function. A prescription is not required for an evaluation in the Marianjoy Prosthetics and Orthotics Clinic; however, some insurance companies do require a physician referral. Patients are encouraged to contact their insurance carrier prior to scheduling an appointment.

The Prosthetic and Orthotic Clinic features the following specialized therapy technology: