Real Life Prosthetics™ creates and designs unique orthotics that are custom made to each individual, specializing in custom knee-orthoses, custom ankle-foot orthoses, and even the latest AFO design of the future.
CARE & USE INSTRUCTIONS
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An ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) is a hard brace worn on the lower leg that improves walking safety and efficiency for those with certain medical conditions. AFOs provide gait stability, keep joints properly aligned, and help compensate for muscle weakness.
Here at Real Life Prosthetics we custom-make a variety of different ankle joint options and posterior stops to meet your specific needs which also include molded ankle-foot orthoses (MAFO).
We offer custom knee orthosis (KO) to protect athletes playing high risks sports, and to those post-injury or post-surgery.
The knee brace is custom fit from a cast mold and digital leg scan, making sure extra protection is added to specific parts of the knee. You can pick out what brace is best for you depending on the shape and size of your leg, your physical activity level, and seriousness of your osteoarthritis. This custom knee orthoses will reduce pain, inflammation and joint stiffness, reduce tissue and bone degeneration, and increase activity level and physical fitness.
We offer knee-ankle-foot orthosis (KAFO) which is a custom-molded plastic shell with contoured metal uprights and a variety of knee joints designed to provide support and correction to the knee, ankle and foot.
CHARCOT RESTRAINT ORTHOTIC WALKER
The Charcot Restraint Orthotic Walker (CROW) is a type of custom-made brace that is designed to reduce pressure on the foot and the ankle. If an area is damaged and the person does not feel it, they may continue to walk, creating more damage and not allowing the foot to heal. The damage may be at the skin level (an ulcer) or in the bones. The CROW protects the foot and ankle to allow for healing.
The Shark-O (pictured), is a variation of the traditional CROW.
TRACER CAD SYSTEMS
A state-of-the-art technology that gives Prosthetists the ability to manipulate virtual models while moving the Tracer wand over a patient’s body, offering two key functions which are to capture shape and production.
The Structure projects a unique infrared pattern of dots out in front of it, and the infrared camera uses that pattern of dots to visualize the shape and distance of objects.
LASAR POSTURE SYSTEM
Allows the visualization of the position of the body’s center while standing, and can be used to make effective the fixed alignment or to confirm the body posture during one’s trial fitting.
Also offered at Real Life Prosthetics is a neurostimulator that is a braceless AFO design of the advanced Functional Electrical (FES) Stimulation System for the treatment of Foot Drop caused by upper motor neuron injury such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Stroke (CVA), Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury, Cerebral Palsy (CP) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
The WalkAide stimulates the common peroneal nerve to lift the foot during the gait cycle, a smoother and safer walking pattern. WalkAide users have more freedom to walk with or without footwear, up and down the stairs, all directions or in any terrain. This device is seen to improve walking speed with less fatigue, improve circulation, muscle condition, and bone density.
A scoliosis brace is designed to slow or stop progression of the spinal curvature caused by scoliosis.
Rigid braces put pressure on your spine in several places to help prevent it from curving more than it already has. Dynamic braces slow curve progression by retraining your body into maintaining a corrective posture.