"Thank you VPO for the excellent care and services that you provide. Steven and the staff are wonderful and truly helpful."
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"The orthosis is engineered to be lightweight, subtle and incredibly strong. It's durable and flexible. I can change shoes easily — gives me a sense of fashion. Thanks! Everyone has brace envy!"
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- Spinal and Scoliosis Orthoses
- Custom Lower Limb Orthotics
- Advanced Pediatric Orthotics
- Reciprocating Gait Orthoses (RGO)
- Upper Limb Orthotics
- Neuropathic (Crow) Walkers
- Stance Phase Lock KAFOs
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Stance Control KAFOs & Unilateral Joints
Ottobock Advanced Orthotics
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What is an orthotic? An orthotic device can be thought of as any external applied brace that supports a body part or limb. This can be anything from a shoe insert to a neck brace. At Valley Prosthetics & Orthotics, we specialize in providing custom-designed options addressing the most advanced deformities and instabilities. Our goal is clinically appropriate, advanced technologies applied with the patient's goal in mind.
Do you need an orthotic?
Following evaluation by your physician, often in conjunction with your therapist, a referral is made for you to see us for evaluation for a "brace." The goal of all bracing is to improve your life and functional ability. Conditions that are frequently addressed with an orthosis include drop foot, knee instability, and spinal pain and instability — basically anything that would benefit from an external support.
Ankle Foot Orthosis for Drop Foot
Probably the most common issue that presents in our office is related to drop foot, which can be due to many different pathologies. Because of the wide variety of reasons for drop foot and normal anatomical differences, one device does not fit all. That is why we look at all these factors and determine what design option will best benefit you and your situation. Options range from a basic plastic design to advanced carbon fiber design or advanced Neuro-Prosthetic design.
Stance Control Orthoses
As the leader in the Lehigh Valley in this design of orthoses, we are excited to share this alternative design option with our patients and referral sources. No longer do patients with poor knee control have to walk with their knees locked out straight due to antiquated joint designs. The Stance Control KAFOs allow for natural movement of the legs, despite significant weakness, allowing for a smooth swing of the leg and stability during weight-bearing stance. This allows for a "normal" pattern of walking unachievable prior to this design. Multiple patients who have been told they would never walk again have been able to walk daily with this style of orthosis.