Orthotics or orthoses are often referred to as braces. These devices are used to correct, support or replace musculo-skeletal functions lost as a result of injury, disease process or congenital irregularity. We use the most advanced, lightweight materials which we incorporate into precision fitting orthoses to achieve maximum comfort.
Our practitioners are dedicated to developing the best solution for each individual patient to assist them in reaching their full rehab potential.
RHS’ expertise extends from pediatric to adult to geriatric bracing solutions.
Custom Fit Orthotics
Some orthotics are pre-made and are frequently referred to as “off the shelf.” Often times these orthotics may be manipulated to provide a more custom fit for the patient’s body type, which is what we do at RHS for these types of braces.
Patients’ needs vary and custom-made orthotics are commonly necessary. To ensure a custom fit, RHS practitioners measure the patient’s body part through the use of a scanner, casting or impressions. Thanks to scanner technology, orthotics are often created using a CAD/CAM automation software for faster turnarounds and precision fit.
RHS uses the latest in lightweight materials for its patients such as carbon fibers with reinforced laminates, lightweight plastics as well as leather lacers.
Full Range of Orthotics
RHS specializes in orthotics for:
- The lower limbs, hips, knees and feet
- The upper limbs, hands, elbow and shoulder
- The entire spine
Our expertise extends from pediatric to adult to geriatric bracing.
Lower Extremity Orthotics
- Foot orthotics/shoe inserts (diabetic and orthopedic)
- Ankle Foot Orthotics (AFOs) treats a variety of complications, including but not limited to post-stroke, MS, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy
- Knee, ankle, foot orthotics (KAFOs) treats a variety of complications, including but not limited to post-stroke, MS, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy and residual effects after spinal surgery
- Knee Orthotics (KO) treats ACL, PCL, LCL and MCL injuries and surgeries. Also treatment for recurvatum or hyperextension and osteoarthritis
- Recipricol Gait Orthosis (RGOs) treats variety of complications such as paraplegia, Spina Bifida, spinal cord injury, and Muscular Dystrophy
- TLSOs (i.e., custom fabricated or custom fit, Ortholign, Aspen, Boston Brace, CASH, Spinal Technology, etc.)
- LSOs (i.e., custom fabricated or custom fit, Cybertech, corsets with stays, Aspen, Bauerfiend, Boston Brace, Spinal Technology, etc.)
- Scoliosis orthotics, these are custom fabricated (i.e., Charleston bending brace, Milwaukee, Boston Brace, Low-profile orthoses, etc.)
- Cervical orthotics (i.e., Aspen, Miami J, four-post, executive collars, Newport collars, Philadelphia collars, soft foam collars, non-intrusive Halos, etc.)
Upper Extremity Orthotics
- Finger orthotics (i.e., reverse knuckle, silver ring splints, etc.)
- Wrist/hand orthotics (i.e., wrist cock-up, thumb spica, resting hand, gutter splints, tenodesis orthoses, etc.)
- Elbow orthotics (i.e., cubital tunnel syndrome, lateral epicondylitis, dislocation, LCL and MCL trauma, post-operative braces, etc.)
- Shoulder Orthotics (i.e., airplane splints, abduction pillows, hemi slings, etc.)
Our practitioners, most of whom are parents themselves, understand that both parent and infant can be a bit apprehensive about the process of fitting and follow up visits regarding your baby’s cranial helmet. We would like to reassure you that we are very sympathetic to your concerns and will take the time needed to make you and your baby comfortable. RHS employs OrthoAmerica’s Star Band helmets for best results in correcting Deformational Plagiocephaly, Brachycephaly and Scaphocephaly in infants 3-18 months. You can find out more by following this link: https://www.starbandkids.com/
New Orthotic Technology
Scientific advances have brought orthotics patients a range of new techniques and designs. We invite you to visit our Advanced Technologies page to learn more.