Orthotists and Prosthetists are Allied Health professionals who work in the prosthetic area of health. Their role is to assess, prescribe, design, fit, monitor and provide education and therapy regarding the use of specific orthotic/prosthetic devices.

An orthotist’s/prosthetist’s responsibility is to assist patients who need external devices to support, increase function or facilitate mobility. 

Types of conditions that may require this type of clinical assessment and device include children with:

  • Congential limb deficiency
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Amputation post accident
  • Muscular weakness
  • Increased tone
  • Post fracture 
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Contracture

Such devices may include:

  • Artificial limbs
  • Plagiocephaly Helmets
  • Ankle foot orthosis
  • Callipers
  • Braces
  • Knee braces       
  • Night Splints
  • Wrist, hand and thumb splints
  • Moon boots
  • Custom Footwear