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Back in the game: David Loo wears a support inside a special orthopaedic boot so he can play sportsDavid Loo is a 13-year old young athlete whose goal in life is to play sports. Loo has been diagnosed with hemiplegia which is a form of cerebral palsy that weakens the right side of one’s body. Without the support of foot and ankle orthotics, the young child’s feet might turn inward causing him intense pain while he walks and leaving him unable to participate in sports.

His special orthopedic boot holds David’s foot and ankle in place so he can freely participate in sports. David like all children must have new footwear every nine months, since his feet are growing.   

David Loo shows that foot and ankle orthotics can allow anyone to regain full mobility. If you have a need for ankle-foot orthotics, it is highly recommended to seek the care of a chiropodist, like Marz Hardy, D.Ch., B.Sc., PODIATRIC MEDICINE of Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics. Marz Hardy can work with you on treatment options for your foot conditions that might require the use of ankle-foot orthotics.

Ankle Foot Orthotics and What They Do

Usually used for the foot or ankle, orthotics provide support for weakened limbs or help direct the limbs so they may function properly. These orthotics can help strengthen muscles as well as benefitting muscles that need to be loosened or lengthened. Usually the orthoses is designed in a rigid L shape that is contoured to the calf and flesh colored in order to blend with the patient’s appearance.

When are Orthotics Necessary?

Orthotics are prescribed when someone is diagnosed with diseases that affect the musculature such as polio and multiple sclerosis. However, ailments such as arthritis and stroke, or foot conditions that “toe in”, may also require orthotics.

As opposed to metal braces of previous years, modern orthotics have improved tremendously. Many of today’s orthotics are manufactured with lightweight plastics and other advanced materials to provide new levels of support and comfort.

If you have any questions, please contact our office in Toronto, ON. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Read the Full Article on Orthoses.

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Academy Clinics has a special interest in high quality custom orthotics.

 

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