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Orthotists

Orthotists: The Skilled Craftsmen Behind Orthotics

Ever wondered about the talented individuals behind the creation of personalised orthotic devices?… introducing orthotists: the skilled craftsmen behind orthotics who work diligently behind the scenes. They design, fabricate, and fit custom orthotics that provide comfort, support, and improved mobility. Orthotists are highly skilled healthcare professionals who specialise in the field of orthotics. Their expertise lies in creating customised devices that offer support, correct alignment, and enhanced function. By employing a unique blend of technical knowledge, creativity, and empathy, orthotists cater to the diverse needs of their patients. They help their patients to regain mobility and improve their overall quality of life. This blog explores the world of orthotists: the skilled craftsmen behind orthotics. Unveiling the Role of an Orthotist: Masters of Mobility Orthotists are integral members of the healthcare team, specialising in orthotics, which involves designing and producing personalised devices. These skilled professionals possess a wealth of technical knowledge,

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3D scanning

What Is The Difference Between 3D Scanning and 3D Bracing?

In orthotics and scoliosis management, 3D scanning and 3D bracing have revolutionised how healthcare professionals obtain accurate measurements and design customised devices. Both technologies leverage the power of digital imaging, but they serve distinct purposes.  Enhancing Orthotic Design and Scoliosis Management, this blog covers the difference between 3D scanning and 3D bracing. Let’s delve into the intricacies of 3D scanning and 3D bracing, understanding their advantages and how they contribute to improved patient outcomes. What is 3D Scanning? 3D scanning, as a cutting-edge innovation, enables precise digital measurement of body parts without harmful radiation or laser light. It finds extensive application in designing and manufacturing orthotic devices, such as custom foot orthotics/insoles, spinal braces, and various supportive or corrective aids. Unlike traditional methods like physical measurements or plaster casts, 3D scanning provides Orthotists with a replica of the patient or the relevant body part to facilitate accurate orthosis design. The

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The Evolution Of The Modern Back Brace

The evolution of the modern back brace was made possible through technological advancements. As technology advanced, so did back bracing for juvenile and adolescence spinal deformities.  In 2013, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study conducted on back bracing. The study tracked 242 patients, who were braced and unbraced, and found that bracing had a 72% success rate at avoiding surgery.  Luckily, and thanks to technology, back bracing has seen a radical improvement over the years. And the evolution of modern bracing has significantly enhanced the quality of life for patients who need the treatment.  “If you would understand anything, observe its beginning and its development.”—Aristotle What is a Back Brace?  A back brace is a device designed to control the spine’s movement in some cases and be a preventative measure against some spinal conditions progressing.   A spinal brace (also referred to as an orthotic or orthosis) can

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