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Orthotics Clinic

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Offerings

This multidisciplinary clinic is a
collaborative effort of physiatry (rehabilitation
medicine), physical therapy, and an orthotist.
Emphasis is upon evaluation for and fitting of custom
splints, braces and devices which enhance function in
weakened or dystonic/spastic limbs or spine.
Prosthetic evaluation and maintenance services are
also available within this setting. Attention is paid
to both cosmetic issues, maintenance and evaluation
of indications for continued splinting.

  • Spinal bracing
  • Lower extremity orthotics
  • Custom shoe inserts
  • Dynamic upper extremity
    splinting
  • Static upper extremity
    splinting (eg.-resting splint for use during
    part or most of each day)
  • Adjustment of existing
    splints
  • Repair/replacement of damaged
    or worn bracing

Providers

The clinics occur twice a week.
Monday clinics are done in conjunction with Orthotics Consultants or
North Andover, MA. Tuesday clinics involve orthotists from
Orthotics and Prosthetics Associates (offices in
Bedford, MA, Nashua, NH and Methuen, MA).

When and Where

Orthotics clinic is held in the
Clinic room adjacent to Wing 100. Clients can be met
in the outpatient waiting area. Hours of operation
each Monday and Tuesday afternoon are from 1:30 to
5:00 pm.