Both orthotics and prosthetics can help restore mobility and function.
Although two separate types of devices, orthotics and prosthetics help patients reach common goals of improved mobility and function, making them a comprehensive aspect of any rehabilitation plan of care. At Tierney Orthotics and Prosthetics, we specialize in orthotics and prosthetics and have helped many patients in Winston-Salem, North Carolina regain mobility and move forward after a traumatic injury or illness.
If you are new to the world of orthotics and prosthetics, here is a brief introduction to each:
- Orthotics—Otherwise known as external braces, orthotics require creativity and precision during the design and fabrication process for the best result. Generally speaking, orthotics control weakened or deformed parts of the body, and can be used for both the upper and lower limbs.
- Prosthetics—In comparison, prosthetics are artificial limbs designed to enhance the mobility, function, and lifestyle of a person who has lost a limb. The prosthesis must be the right combination of design, alignment, materials, and construction to best meet the functional needs and requirements of the patient.
We compassionately and carefully fit our patients with orthotics and prosthetics and never rely on a “trial and error” approach. Rather, we work diligently to determine the right solution and adjust accordingly to enhance the level of care we provide.
Our superior reputation precedes us, thanks to our extensive work with hospitals and commitment to putting our patients first. If you would like to work with us, please ask your treating physician or therapist for a referral, and we would be happy to set up an appointment!