Treating Patients with Disabilities in Fremont
Orthoses are special devices that can be used to support the limbs and
other parts of the body in order to correct disorders affecting them.
Orthotic deices may include braces, splints, wraps, and other devices.
Our physiatry team at Washington Township Medical Foundation may use orthoses
to help patients suffering from different types of disabilities and conditions
that cause pain.
There are different types of orthotic devices, including:
Cervica – Cervical orthoses are used to treat cervical spine injuries. These
types of orthotic devices circle around the neck, supporting the patient’s
chin. They may be used anywhere from the jaw to the chest, and are designed
to treat injuries, support patients who are weak, or stabilize a patient
after an operation.
Thoracic – Cervical thoracic orthoses help stabilize the cervical and upper
thoracic spine in order to provide control and immobilization. This advanced,
three-part cervical thoracic orthotic device consists of a three-in-one
system that allows for gradual phases of recovery.
Lumbosacral – Lumbosacral orthotics support the lumbar spine. There are different
types of lumbosacral orthotics. The basic type is a plastic clamshell
type made of two pieces, covering the pelvis to mid-back. This lumbosacral
orthotic design stabilizes the spine post-surgery or can be used to protect