Goals for Orthotic Treatment for Patients

Orthotics are a wonderful tool to help people with difficulties or conditions that impact their strength, stability, and quality of life.

Wearing orthotic devices that have been professionally made and fitted by professionals like our orthotists in Traverse City, Cadillac, Petoskey and other Michigan locations can help with mobility and confidence. It’s our goal to help clients get the most out of daily living.

Specially designed devices are manufactured to correct physical problems or offer improved support for physical movement. Custom-fitted orthotics can help greatly with stability and improve the alignment of the body structure, which is why they are beneficial for those with conditions like Cerebral Palsy.

Professional orthotists can help design orthotics to help with misalignment or dislocation of joints like the knee or hip, spastic movements that can strain muscles, and erratic movement while walking. There are ways that orthotics can help to prevent or minimize deformations and correct pronations inward or outward as well as drop-foot.

This is why many choose custom orthotics to alleviate the pain of chronic foot pain like plantar fasciitis or tendinitis, or even to ease chronic back pain.

There are many benefits to having custom-fitted orthotics, because while there are over-the-counter orthotics available, only custom orthotics are fitted uniquely to each person’s body by a professional who understands how to help specific conditions.

Treatment goals are tailored to each client and can range from helping with stability and gait to minimizing problems with muscle control or helping with control throughout the range of movement.

By improving physical motion by correcting imbalances or misalignments and helping to strengthen weak muscles, orthotics help with confidence as well as with physical function. Many also find orthotics reduce the stress, strain, and pain placed on joints and muscles.

Orthotics can help achieve goals to improve not only body mechanics, but also strength, endurance, and coordination.

If you are interested to learn more about the range of orthotics available to help improve quality of life, contact us at Teter Orthotics & Prosthetics. We are happy to discuss our state-of-the-art orthotics and patient services.

We’ve been providing expert orthotics services in Michigan since 1955 and have more than 20 locations, including Traverse City, Cadillac, Petoskey, and Marquette.

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