Frequently Asked Questions
What Are The Prosthetic and Orthotic Solutions at Ability Prosthetics and Orthotics?
Our custom-made prosthetics and orthotics are meticulously developed and aesthetically crafted for the best fit, comfort, and function. We use only the highest-quality materials and the most cutting-edge processes. Depending on your specific needs and goals, we can manufacture a prosthetic or orthotic device to suit your needs.
We recognize that the correct prosthetic or orthotic can transform your life by allowing you to live with more flexibility, support, and confidence. That’s why we’re committed to finding a solution that’s a perfect fit for you—your body, lifestyle, and ambitions. At all times, you are under the personalised care of experienced prosthetists and orthotists with more than 25 years of experience. All our professionals are dedicated to using their knowledge and skills to improve your quality of life.
What is the Difference Between Orthotics and Prosthetics?
A prosthesis is an externally placed device used to replace an absent or defective limb segment in whole or part. Orthotics is a branch of healthcare technology that deals with the design, manufacture, and application of orthoses (braces).
In other words, a prosthetic replaces an amputated limb or body part, while an orthotic supports or braces a limb or body part. Orthotic devices are used to provide comfort and healing to a deficient or deformed limb by reducing shock, inflammation, and swelling. However, prosthetic devices are often required after a limb is lost due to an injury or birth defect.
What are the Benefits of Orthotics and Prosthetics?
An orthotic device protects and supports a body part. A prosthetic device restores function and symmetry to the body after amputation. For many people with functional limitations or physical impairments, prosthetic limbs and orthotic braces increase mobility and the ability to manage everyday activities.
They provide the means to remain self-sufficient, live healthy, efficient, and respectable lives. It also enables you to participate in education, the labour market, and have great social lives. Prostheses and orthoses can help to lessen the need for professional health care, supportive services, long-term care, and nurses.
What Are Ability Prosthetics and Orthotics’s Orthotics and Prosthetics Made of?
At Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics, our custom-made orthotics and prosthetics are manufactured using the latest techniques and highest quality materials, which include a variety of thermoplastics, metals, and composites, like fibreglass and carbon fibre.