Orthotics is the specialty medical field concerning the design, manufacture and implementation of external devices (orthosis) to modify the structural and functional characteristics of the neuromuscular and skeletal system.
Orthoses include foot bed supports, knee braces, drop foot supports and much more.
An orthosis may be used to:
Control, guide, limit and/or immobilize an extremity, joint or body segment for a particular reason
To restrict movement in a given direction
To assist movement generally
To reduce weight bearing forces for a particular purpose
To aid rehabilitation from fractures after the removal of a cast
To otherwise correct the shape and/or function of the body, to provide easier movement capability or reduce pain
Summit can custom design several types of orthosese to help correct problems you might be experiencing.