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Back in the game: David Loo wears a support inside a special orthopaedic boot so he can play sportsDisorders like 13-year old David Loo’s Hemiplegia can leave someone in intense pain and unable to participate in sports or daily activities. For Loo, this meant for a while that he was unable to play his favorite sport: soccer. However, with the helpful aid of foot and ankle orthotics, the young athlete can be back on the field enjoying the sport. 

His special orthopedic boot holds David’s foot and ankle in place so he can freely participate in sports. David like all children must have new footwear every nine months, since his feet are growing.   

David Loo shows that foot and ankle orthotics can allow anyone to regain full mobility. Now he proves that foot conditions and foot injuries are something that can be overcome. If you have a need for ankle-foot orthotics, it is highly recommended to seek the care of a podiatrist, like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of New Jersey. Dr. Slomowitz can work with you on treatment options for your foot conditions that might require the use of ankle-foot orthotics.

Ankle Foot Orthotics and What They Do

Usually used for the foot or ankle, orthotics provide support for weakened limbs or help direct the limbs so they may function properly. These orthotics can help strengthen muscles as well as benefitting muscles that need to be loosened or lengthened. Usually the orthoses is designed in a rigid L shape that is contoured to the calf and flesh colored in order to blend with the patient’s appearance.

When are Orthotics Necessary?

Orthotics are prescribed when someone is diagnosed with diseases that affect the musculature such as polio and multiple sclerosis. However, ailments such as arthritis and stroke, or foot conditions that “toe in”, may also require orthotics.

As opposed to metal braces of previous years, modern orthotics have improved tremendously. Many of today’s orthotics are manufactured with lightweight plastics and other advanced materials to provide new levels of support and comfort.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Paterson and Paramus, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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David Loo’s health and mobility thrive on a well-fitted piece of plastic that looks like a boot, but is actually an ankle foot orthotic. The 13-year-old was born with hemiplegia, a form of cerebral palsy that severely weakened the right side of his body. Without the plastic support David’s right foot and ankle turn inward, causing him to walk with pain on the side of his foot. His special orthopedic boot holds David’s foot and ankle in place so he can freely participate in sports. David like all children must have new footwear every nine months, since his feet are growing.   

Loo shows that foot and ankle orthotics can allow anyone to regain full mobility. If you have a need for ankle-foot orthotics, it is highly recommended to seek the care of a podiatrist, like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of New Jersey. Dr. Slomowitz can work with you on treatment options for your foot conditions that might require the use of ankle-foot orthotics.

Orthoses

Orthoses are devices used to correct physical impairments that are caused by scoliosis, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, or foot deformities. Orthopedic devices control, guide, limit or immobilize body segments. They assist in movement; reduce weight bearing forces and aid in rehabilitation from fractures. They also correct the shape and function of the body.

Orthoses include ankle foot orthoses, thoracolumbosacral orthosis, knee orthoses and wrist hand orthosis. When orthoses were first made, plaster of Paris molds were made of the patient and then materials like plastic, elastic, metal or a combination of those materials. Now braces for participants in contact sports are made from neoprene to allow movement but reduce the range of movement.

Different Types of Braces

-The Boston Brace
            -Used to assist patients who suffer from scoliosis.
-The Charleston Bending Brace
            -This is worn only at night, the design of this brace is built to correct the curve of the                                         
             scoliosis.

To learn more about the different types of braces and orthoses, follow link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Paterson and Paramus, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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