More often than not, when I am doing an initial evaluation of a patient for scoliosis, a parent will ask, “Is there something I could have done to prevent this from happening to my child?” The majority of the time the answer to the question is, “No.” That being said, I usually go on to explain the different types of scoliosis, what is happening to their child anatomically, and more importantly the types of orthoses designed to treat their specific type of scoliosis.
Tom S. is an left transfemoral amputee whose desire is to be as active as possible We just completed fitting Tom with a Plié Microprocessor Knee. In addition to the swing and stance phase control functions, Tom was particularly interested in
This week Brian and I provided an in-service training for the physical therapists at Apple Valley Rehabilitation Center in Sebastopol, CA. We provided a lecture, demonstration and discussion of the various options for helping stroke survivors who have partial paralysis. After the presentation,
The most important factors in the success of a prosthesis or orthosis is comfort and function. And the only way to maintain comfort and function is follow up, since the body is always changing and parts wear out.
Submitted by jordan on Wednesday, November 17, 2010
We just fit the first bionic artificial foot, the Proprio Foot, to a man with a below the knee amputation. Unlike other prosthetic feet, the movable ankle automatically lifts the toes as the leg swings through, re-adjusts itself when the user is walking down or up and incline, and adjusts to various shoe heel heights.
The benefits of the C-Leg microprocessor controlled prosthetic knee is that it provides stumble protection and automatically adjusts to variable cadences, walking surfaces, and activities. It also allows descending stairs step over step. Therefore any above the knee amputee who is at risk for falling due to the prosthetic knee buckling, or who engages in multiple walking activities would benefit from the C Leg.
Jordan North, CP Sierra Orthopedic Laboratory, Inc 4847 Old Redwood Highway Santa Rosa, CA 95404 P: 707-528-9808 P: 415-892-7652 F: 707-528-9818
For anyone with a limb prosthesis, there is no better way to see what the benefits are of advanced prosthetic knees, feet, and hands than to see them and try them yourself. Therefore we are offering a free trial program for any prosthetic component that is appropriate for you; even microprocessor controlled knees and hands! Call (707) 528-9808 to arrange an appointment.
Jordan North, CP P: 707-528-9808 P: 415-892-7652 F: 707-528-9818