Orthotics

Physical Therapists at The Children's Hospital provide splinting, casting and orthotics molding/fitting for the legs and feet.  Physical Therapists select and fit orthoses to provide support that will aid in joint alignment and facilitate stability and mobility. The goal is to promote an overall improvement in function, allowing children to participate in daily tasks with comfort and ease.

In conjunction with providing joint alignment, stability and mobility, splinting and casting are useful in controling abnormal muscle tone. When used with other therapeutic techniques and with patient/parent education, maximum functional ability can be realized.

Orthotics can be effective in the treatment of children and adolescents with the following conditions:

  • Amputation
  • Burns
  • Arthrogryposis
  • Muscular Dystrophy 
  • Joint contracture
  • Fractures
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Joint abnormalities
  • Stroke
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Habitual Toe Walking
  • Painful flat feet