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A variety of medical conditions can contribute to trouble with walking or standing. There are often issues with strength, posture, muscle tone, and balance. Sometimes lower extremity bracing, also known as orthoses, can help support your child’s legs and feet so that standing and walking improve.
Some examples of these include:
Orthoses can be custom made or pre-fabricated. For custom orthoses, the therapist will take measurements and create a cast mold. This cast mold will be sent to an Orthotist (outside Cincinnati Children’s) to make the final product. When the orthosis is complete, the physical therapist will make sure it fits and meets your child’s needs.
Strength, posture, muscle tone, and balance are the most common issues that contribute to trouble with walking or standing, in which lower extremity bracing can help.
We have a reputation for using the latest therapeutic approaches to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients. Our specialized programs range from aquatic therapy to vestibular rehabilitation.
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