Q: What is an orthotic?
A: Orthotics is an allied health care medical profession or field that is concerned with the design, development and fitting and manufacturing of orthoses, which are devices that support or correct musculoskeletal deformities and/or abnormalities of the human body.
Q: What is a prosthetic?
A: In medicine, a prosthesis (plural prostheses) is an artificial extension that replaces a missing body part. A prosthetist, as defined by The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Inc. is a person who measures, designs, fabricates, fits or services a prosthesis as prescribed by a licensed physician, and who assists in the formulation of the prosthesis prescription for the replacement of external parts of the human body lost due to amputation or congenital deformities or absences.
Q: Will insurance cover the costs of these products?
A: We are contracted with most of the insurance companies. We follow the rules outlined by your personal insurance company. Please call for specifics as many plans have special rulings in favor of the patient.
Q: Do I need an appointment?
A: We do welcome walk-ins, but appointments secure a time designated just for you! This also insures there is no waiting as we strive to greet our patients and begin the eval process as quick as possible.
Q: Is there a break-in period for a new brace or prosthesis?
A: Yes. In addition to supporting, bracing, etc., we must be kind to your skin and the new physical changes we are placing on the body.