HeartSpace for Physical Therapy shared an informative article on pediatric orthotics compiled by the pediatric section of the APTA. If you are a new or a long time pediatric Physical Therapist this document provides an excellent overview. The article answers the following questions:
- What is an orthoses and who designs them?
- What are the characteristics of lower extremity orthoses? It discusses the design, materials, pads, straps and trim lines.
- When are orthotics indicated?
- How do orthotics affect the gait cycle? (includes pictures with recommendations for use)
Read past articles on orthotics below:
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