Orthotics is a branch within the medical field that focusses on designing, manufacturing, prescribing, fitting, and monitoring orthopaedic products and the effects they have on patients. The specialists that work in this medical field are called orthotists.
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A knee brace is an orthotic device or product that provides structural support to the knee, and works towards pain relief. It can assist in the prevention of, and recovery from, a knee injury. There are three types of knee braces. They consist of functional braces, rehabilitative braces, and prophylactic braces.
A mobility scooter is an aid that has been specifically designed to help people with restricted mobility regain access to their independence. Mobility scooters are typically used by individuals with an injury, physical disability or medical condition. They have become increasingly popular with people who are morbidly obese.
Electric wheelchairs provide a lot of movement for people with limited movement, or injuries. They are extremely convenient but, like anything, they can become slightly uncomfortable when sat in for long periods of time. Adjusting seating position (if possible) will definitely help with fixing developing tingles and pain, but there are other ways to ensure a comfy ride, every time.
Ankles don’t always get the recognition they deserve – they are used for almost every motion while upright, from walking to running to dancing. It’s important to look after these because an injured ankle can create unbearable pain and lack of proper movement.