Orthoses ​(Braces)

Our orthotists are all specially trained and experienced in creating braces for children, which allows us to create the most appropriate and useful devices possible. Below are the kinds of braces we use throughout treatment.

Clubfoot Brace (Ponseti, AFOs, Denis Brown Bar)

Clubfoot braces consist of two AFO’s or shoes connected by a bar. Both feet are braced, even if the clubfoot is only on one side. Generally, the clubfoot is turned to the outside more than the unaffected foot. For young infants, the brace is used full time (except for bath time) for three to four months, then with naps and at night for up to four years. 

Research has shown that children who wear the brace as prescribed are less likely to need additional treatment. If your child has difficulty tolerating the brace, or pulls out of the brace frequently, notify your physician and orthotist right away so they can provide tips, make necessary adjustments or change the brace type as needed.

Shoulder, Elbo​w, Hand & Wrist Orthoses

We custom make most of our shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist orthoses to treat patients with conditions such as:

Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthosis (KAFO) & Hip-Knee-An​kle-Foot Orthosis (HKAFO)

These orthoses are used to treat children with the following conditions that affect their lower body:

Ankle-Foot Ortho​ses (AFO)

These orthoses are used to treat children with the following conditions that affect their lower body:

​Download our guide for information on wearing and caring for AFOs: Ankle-Foot Orthosis Use & Care Instructions

Foot Ort​hoses

We use foot orthoses, or shoe inserts, to treat many patients with various conditions, including:

Download our guide for information on wearing and caring for foot orthoses: Foot Orthosis/UCBL Use & Care Instructions

Spinal Ortho​ses

We use thoracic lumbar sacral orthoses (TLSO) and lumbar sacral orthoses (LSO) to treat children with various spinal deformities. These orthoses cover the spine and lower pelvis and can be used for the following conditions: