Orthotic Information

Orthotic Information

Types of Braces and Orthotics:

  • UCBL – Below the ankle orthotic that fits inside of a shoe to help with flat feet and improving balance
  • SMO – A brace that is slightly above the ankle bone to provide additional support
  • AFO – An orthotic that comes up to the mid shin
  • Nighttime Stretching Brace (for Legs) – A brace that stretches tight muscles overnight while the child sleeps
  • Hand Splints – An orthotic that helps to open the hand or support weak hands
  • Arm Stretching Braces – Orthotics that can range from shoulder to fingers and any range in between

Reasons For Needing Foot Orthotics:

  • Flat Feet
  • Toe Walking
  • In-Toeing
  • High Muscle Tone with Tight Muscles
  • Low Muscle Tone with Weak Muscles
  • Extra Support After a Surgery or Injury

Reasons for Needing Hand Splints or Arm Braces:

  • Difficulty with Handwriting
  • Tight Hand Muscles
  • Tight Arm Muscles
  • Extra Support After Surgery or Injury