Orthotics is a specialized medical profession that deals with abnormal alignment of the skeletal system, muscle weakness, disease or deformity. Each client is evaluated individually and with the clients input an orthotic design is established. Orthoses can include both custom and off-the-shelf designs dependent on patient requirements. The outcome is to restore mobility and to prevent or limit disability.
Prescribed orthoses can provide support to those with fractures, muscle tears, and spinal cord injuries, and limit the effects of challenges resulting from birth complications such as cerebral palsy and spina bifida.