Custom-made prosthetics and orthotics for kids
At Ability Prosthetics and Orthotics, we love nothing more than providing children with the support they need to live happy, healthy, active lives.
Our friendly, experienced Prosthetists and Orthotists take the time to work with parents and carers to understand a child’s medical history and developmental stage. We also pay close attention to what a normal day involves for your child – how they play, where they go and what they do, so we can recommend a prosthetic or orthotic solution that will complement and enhance their life.
Making children feel comfortable and at home is an important part of our philosophy and approach. Our clinics have dedicated play areas with toys and games to make sure it’s an enjoyable and fun experience for everyone.
Custom-made prosthetics for children
The decision about whether or not a child will wear a prosthesis comes down to a range of factors – their age, development and activity level, the type and level of limb loss, and their capacity and willingness to learn how to accept and use it.
Our Prosthetists are highly skilled in designing, manufacturing and fitting prostheses for children, using the latest equipment, techniques and lightweight, flexible and skin-friendly materials.
Prostheses for children have a completely different set of components to adult prostheses. However, as a child grows, their prosthesis can begin to incorporate smaller adult components, which opens up a range of different options and possibilities.
Recreational prostheses are often very important for children as they allow them to participate in different activities, including sport, with their family and friends. Examples may include a waterproof leg to allow them to go swimming or surfing, a leg specially designed to play soccer, or an arm that can be used to ride a bike.
Prosthetics for different stages of development
The growth pattern of children requires more frequent prosthetic adjustments and/or replacement of both the prosthetic sockets and components.
We specialise in:
- Body Powered Upper Extremity Prostheses (Conventional)
- Externally Powered Upper Extremity Prostheses (Myo-electric)
- Hybrid and cosmetic Upper Extremity Prostheses
- Sport and Recreation upper and lower extremity Prostheses
- Everyday prostheses for lower extremity (Low activity to High activity)
Custom-made orthotics for children
At Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics, we make all of our orthotics in-house. This enables us to design, manufacture and fit an orthotic that is completely tailored to suit a child’s unique physical requirements.
An orthosis (or orthotic) is an external device designed and fitted to the body to modify the structural and functional characteristics of the neuromuscular and skeletal system. This can include foot orthoses for various foot, leg or postural problems, orthoses to protect joints and reduce pain after surgery, or orthoses that provide positional or functional support and address physical deformities or abnormalities.
We specialise in the following custom made orthotics:
- Upper Limb Orthoses (Functional & Static Arm Orthoses)
- Forearm-Wrist Orthoses
- Forearm-Wrist-Thumb Orthoses
- Forearm-Wrist-Hand Orthoses
- Hand Orthoses
- Ankle-Foot Orthoses (AFOs)
- Fracture Bracing
- Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthoses (KAFOs)