Strokes are among the leading cause of long-term disability for Americans, with almost 800,000 people of all ages suffering them annually. Recovery from a stroke takes time and support. The support needed varies depending upon the damage sustained by the ischemic stroke (caused by a clot) or hemorrhagic stroke (caused by a rupture).
Care from Teter Orthotics & Prosthetics can serve an essential role in achieving optimal recovery for survivors who face mobility issues after a stroke. Post-stroke orthotic treatments can make a significant the difference for stroke survivors who face a variety of different mobility challenges, whether the effects are mild or life-altering. Outcomes vary, but some of the most common physical challenges people face after sustaining a stroke include weakness on one side of the body, weak ankles or wrists, stiff muscles, foot drop, and issues with walking as they did before.
Orthotics are custom designed to overcome mobility challenges of each individual. The goal is to offer support, stability, and improve the natural movement and alignment of the body. Having foot orthotics prescribed and fitted can offer stroke survivors better positioning and support as they work on their recovery. This, in turn, helps them feel safer and more secure and could also prevent further injury from an atypical gait or hesitant movement. Advancements in foot drop technology offer many people hope during rehabilitation. Similarly, wrist or hand orthotics can assist with maintaining a good range of motion and healthy movement.
We know that cost can be a hurdle for many people, but most insurance plans cover at least a portion of the expenses associated with prescribed orthotics. Additionally, not only do we accept many different health insurance plans, we can also often negotiate individual payment plans.
Please contact our knowledgeable staff at Teter Orthotics & Prosthetics to find out how orthotics can help your stroke rehabilitation and recovery. We’ve been providing expert orthotic and prosthetic services in Michigan since 1955 and have grown to more than 20 locations, including Traverse City, Cadillac, Grand Rapids, and Petoskey.