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Orthotic Services

Orthoses are used to support weakened body parts, and correct body defects to restore physiological function.

APO orthotists work with patients to develop custom-made and custom-fit orthoses based on each individual’s diagnosis and physician recommendation. We work closely with the rehabilitation team, to ensure appropriate fit, function, and care of each orthotic.

Orthotic specialties include:

  • Upper Limb and Spinal Orthoses
  • Scoliosis Management
  • Lower Limb Orthotic Management
    • AFO (Ankle Foot Orthosis)
    • KAFO (Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis)
    • Hip Orthosis
    • Stance Control Orthosis
  • Osteoarthritis and ACL Knee Braces
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Pediatric Orthoses
    • SMO (Supra Malleolar Orthosis – supports the leg just above the ankle bone)
    • Solid AFO (nonarticulating)
    • KAFO
    • HKAFO (A KAFO with the addition of a hip joint and pelvic section)
    • Cranial Helmets

Advanced Orthotic Technology

(including but not limited to)

Upper Body

Aspen Spinal Systems

Aspen back brace technology is designed to provide superior support for spine injuries. Each Aspen back brace features a unique compression closure system designed to provide optimal compression for the upper and lower lumbar spine.

Miami J Cervical Orthosis

Restricts neck movement during recovery from fracture or fusion. Limits cervical motion in all three planes: mechanically restricts forward flexion and extension.

Aspen CTO

The Cervical Thoracic Orthosis maintains the head in a neutral position, reduces pain, prevents further injury and promotes healing. It does not totally immobilize the head, but blocks cervical flexion and extension.

Lower Body


The C-Brace from Ottobock is an orthotronic mobility system for patients with neurological conditions affecting the lower limbs. The orthotronic system, which combines electronic and mechanical technologies, helps the wearer to descend stairs, change speeds, and walk with controlled knee flexion; it also helps prevent wear and tear on the sound side while providing support through the gait cycle. Measurement of knee angle direction and velocity, including knee angle acceleration/deceleration and changes in ankle flexion and extension, drive the responsiveness and stability of the C-Brace.


Ossur’s custom-made ligament knee brace uses Accutrac® hinges with extension stops to glide with the knee and breathable liners coated with bio-inert Össur Sensil® Silicone to reduce migration and skin irritation. Flexible cuffs and buckles use SensEdge overmolding to eliminate pressure points.

Bioness L300

The L300 Foot Drop System is designed to help patients normalize walking and gait. The system’s gait sensor adapts to changes in walking speed and terrain, allowing users to walk easily on stairs, grass and carpet. Comfortably worn under most clothing, the L300 Foot Drop System’s unique design can help eliminate the need for a rigid ankle-foot orthosis (AFO), and may reduce the risk of falls and injuries. The L300 is appropriate for a broad range of conditions, including stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and incomplete spinal cord injury.


The Ottobock WalkOn lower leg orthosis for patients with weak dorsiflexion helps raise the foot while the leg swings through forward. This prevents the foot from bending downwards, which causes the forefoot to drag during swing phase. The more efficient gait pattern reduces the risk of tripping or falling while improving the security of walking with a varied cadence. The orthosis is light and slim so that it fits inconspicuously under clothes.

AFO Dynamic

Össur incorporates the best of Flex-Foot® technology and the energy storing properties of carbon fiber. The result is a strong and lightweight solution for people with varying degrees of drop foot. They not only benefit from superb support, but superior energy return and an efficient, confident walk.

Dr. Comfort Shoes

Dr. Comfort shoes are specifically designed to fit the diabetic foot. Made with extra width and depth in the toe box and forefoot, patients will finally discover relief wearing shoes specifically designed to prevent pressure on swollen feet, bunions, hammertoes, and other problem areas.


Cascade DAFO

A line of thin, flexible, contoured braces for children with pronation, supination, inconsistent ankle modulation and knee hyperextension. The products use a precision-molded double shell (one nested inside the other) for both wrap-around control and extra heel stabilization.


SureStep is designed for children with low muscle tone who have trouble with stability due to pronation when standing or walking, display a general instability when pulling to stand and during cruising, have developmental delays and are late in learning to advance beyond cruising. With the SureStep, alignment improves immediately and as pronation is reduced, balance and stability also improve, resulting in a more efficient gait.

Starband™ Cranial Remolding Orthosis

Treats positional plagiocephaly, brachycephaly, scaphocephaly and other head shape deformities in infants 3-18 months of age.