What is an Orthosis?

An orthosis is a medical appliance. It is used externally and provides different functions:

  • Improving limited functions
  • Correcting posture or position
  • Post-operative protection

Lost or impaired biomechanical body functions are being replaced or restored by the orthosis.

Just like the functions, the types of orthoses are also quite different: Among them are therapeutic shoes, corsets, inserts, side bars, neck braces and lower extremity orthoses.

An orthosis is prescribed by a doctor. If necessary, the orthosis will be custom-made.
Custom-made orthoses are produced by an orthopaedic technician or an orthopaedic shoemaker. When producing an orthosis, technique and craftsmanship are directly linked.


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