Orthotics – Medical Bracing2017-03-25T17:40:37+00:00

Orthotics and Medical Bracing
at Momentum

CANBERRA’S BRACING AND SUPPORT SPECIALISTS

ORTHOTIC SERVICES

Momentum provides the broadest range of Orthotic Services in the Canberra region.  These services include:

For functional support after surgery and during rehabilitation.  Commonly used in management of spinal, upper limb and lower limb conditions.

For support during rehabilitation and return to sport.  May be used for management of ongoing injuries, or as a preventative measure against reinjury.

For correction of affected joints and pain management.  Common devices include: knee bracing, wrist and hand bracing, foot orthotics and medical footwear.

Children’s specific devices, from birth through to teenage years.  Common devices include fracture bracing and moon boots, as well as long-term devices such as foot orthotics, AFOs, Functional Electrical Stimulation, and positional splinting.

Customised and custom-made devices for long-term management of complex conditions.  Commonly used to support clients with neuromuscular conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Multiple Sclerosis, Post-Polio Syndrome, or incomplete spinal injury/nerve impingement.  These devices are made on-site within our modern manufacturing laboratory using high quality materials and workmanship.

Momentum’s team of orthotists provides complete functional and biomechanical assessments to determine the most effective options for your needs.

WHAT IS AN ORTHOSIS?

An orthosis (plural: orthoses) is the medical term for supports commonly known as braces or splints.  An orthosis is a type of device used to support or correct the behaviour of a body structure.  This may be due to disease, injury, or structural change to a joint or body segment.  An orthosis could be used to support almost any body structure.  Common devices include foot orthoses (“orthotics”), knee braces, neck collars, and fracture casts.  An orthosis might be fitted to delay or prevent surgery, or provide support where surgery and other interventions might be inappropriate or undesirable.

WHO FITS ORTHOSES?

Orthoses may be fitted by a range of health professionals who have received appropriate training in the assessment and fitting of these devices.

Basic devices may be fitted by a physiotherapist, a nurse or medical specialist.  Complex devices are most commonly fitted by a bracing expert called an orthotist.  Orthotists are tertiary qualified allied health practitioners who are uniquely qualified to assess, manufacture and fit complex custom devices.  Momentum is the only private service provider in Canberra and the ACT region to employ orthotists on staff.

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