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Grand Rapids Orthotics Specialists Provide Custom Orthotics to Children

February 2nd 2017

Children with mobility-limiting conditions can greatly benefit from custom orthotics. There are a range of conditions that leave children with impaired body function and limited independent activity including Cerebral Palsy, Mitochondrial disease and Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Grand Rapids orthotics specialists work to provide mobility, reduce pain and avoid deformity with…

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Prosthetics in the Olympics

October 5th 2016

Watching the Rio Summer 2016 Olympics showcased not only the incredible advancements in prosthetics available to athletes but also underscored that the only difference between Olympic and Paralympic athletes is that the latter are differently abled.

They’re all amazing!

Seeing the high level of competition among Paralympians is exciting and…

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Computers in Prosthetics

August 4th 2016

Advancements in prosthetics continue to explore options we once thought only possible in science fiction.

Our prosthetic specialists in Traverse City, Cadillac, Petoskey, Marquette and other Michigan locations have seen a lot of changes over the last half century, but none more incredible than those made possible by increasingly sophisticated…

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Adapting to Your Prosthesis

August 4th 2016

One of the most rewarding moments for our prosthetic specialists in Traverse City, Cadillac, Petoskey, or any of our more than 20 locations in Michigan, is when they help an amputee or cancer survivor really love using a new prosthesis.

Adapting to a new prosthesis can be a challenge, particularly…

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New Amputee – Exercise, Stretching & Orthosis

August 4th 2016

Exercise and stretching may help make your orthosis most effective, particularly for anyone suffering from a posterior tibial tendon issue or other discomfort.

While orthosis technology offers people who require external support achieve an optimal position or improved motion, it can be very helpful to check with your orthotics or…

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Prosthesis + Brain Technology

August 4th 2016

Imagine a prosthesis that didn’t require a cup or socket system but was, instead, attached to titanium anchored to the bone and directly connected to nerves and muscles. It’s not just a sci-fi fiction kind of artificial limb now!

Thanks to the combined efforts of biomedical engineer Max Ortiz Catalan,…

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Concerns About Prosthetics

August 4th 2016

Never underestimate the importance of well-fitting prostheses to your health and comfort.

Here are some of the most common problems and concerns for daily living with a prosthesis:

• Chafing
• Discomfort bearing weight
• Ongoing pain
• Perspiration of the residual limb
• Phantom pain
• Skin abrasions, including…

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Ease Your Back Pain with Custom Orthotics

April 21st 2016

Don’t let back pain rule your life. There are various treatments for managing back pain and one many people overlook is custom orthotics.

 

Why would you do something for your feet if your back is what is giving you pain?  The answer lies in what our Traverse City orthotics…

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Custom Orthotics for Nurses

April 21st 2016

It’s not too long till National Nurses Week (which runs each year from May 6th until Florence Nightingale’s birthday on May 12th). What can you do for nursing professionals you know and love? Get them custom orthotics.

Forget flowers or chocolates! Although these might be appreciated, anyone who works 12-hour…

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New Amputee – Prosthetic FAQ

April 21st 2016

For new amputees, figuring out life with prosthetics can seem overwhelming.

Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) our prosthetic specialists in Traverse City, Cadillac, Petoskey and elsewhere in Michigan hear from many people adjusting to life after limb-loss:

Do I have to use prosthetics?

The choice is up to…

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