When the human body develops in an improper way, Calgary orthotics are often needed to make sure that the body is healthy. Orthotics are a series of braces Tat help correct the torso or limbs by immobilizing the joint so that it does not move in a particular direction. There are numerous ways that Calgary orthotics help improve movement in the joints and prevent injury. One approach is by physically immobilizing the joint so that it cannot move in an improper manner. The brace might also control or lift the body part.
For other people, the orthotics allow them to move in general or to prevent the individual from placing weight on parts of the body that should not have weight placed on them. There are numerous cases where orthotics might be needed. The patient might be born with physical deformities, while other physical therapists use orthotics to help patients recover from physical injuries such as a sprained ankle or broken bone. For Calgary orthotics to work properly, the physician must examine the patient’s gait, anatomy and psychology. The creation of the orthotics requires advanced materials engineering.
One common and well-known form of Calgary orthotics is foot orthotics. This is the use of orthotic shoes that help correct the feet. The construction of the shoes provide protection for the ball-of-the-foot and gently realign the foot. The benefit of orthotics is that the feet are less likely to experience pain as a result of the orthotics. Foot pain can be a significant problem because many people stop engaging in exercise or stop participating in their favorite sports as a result of foot pain. Therefore, orthotics can have an impact on the overall health of the patient. For orthotics to be effective, the shoes, or shoe inserts, must be specially designed for the feet of the patient. Every foot is unique and orthotics that are not designed for a specific foot will not work properly. The shoe inserts support the foot and distribute pressure or realign the foot joints. Some shoe inserts are used in combination with footwear.
Another common type of orthotics is a brace. Braces are made out of materials such as plastics, metal and elastic. The braces vary in their complexity and in how custom-made they are. Some braces can be purchased from retailers, while other braces require a prescription from a physician that must fit the brace based on the customer’s needs. Most braces are designed to help improve function in the lower body. However, there are some braces that are designed to improve function in the upper body. Various mechanical and electromechanical devices are used to improve function for arms. Orthotics is often a part of physical therapy that is provided to patients who have suffered from a stroke. Physical therapists that focus on orthopedics are orthopedic physical therapists. They primarily help patients who are recovering from orthopedic surgery and are most likely to be found in an out-patient setting.
These therapists will often help patients who are recovering from sports injuries, amputations and arthritis. There are various treatments that can help patients recover from an injury more quickly, including joint mobilizations, cold packs, hot packs and strength training. For some patients, the lack of physical exercise causes their muscles to become so weak that they can no longer move. However, electrical stimulation can cause the muscles to contract, which allows these muscles to regain strength. Other types of orthotics include ankle-foot orthosis, knee-ankle-foot orthosis, knee orthosis, static orthoses, dynamic/functional orthoses and spinal orthoses. Spinal orthoses is used to help correct scoliosis, which is an abnormal curvature of the spine most common in females. The static orthoses are designed to prevent motion, while the dynamic orthoses are designed to make movement easier.