The start of this year has seen many clients coming to us for Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses.
Many clients who have worn callipers, often the same one for many years, come to the Ledbrook Clinic because they are dissatisfied with what they are offered from the hospital, with it either being too heavy, not fitting well or simply that the hospital is taking too long to ‘get it right’.
The Ledbrook Clinic is renowned for providing advanced bracing to help people with complex joint related problems and we use the best manufacturers, joints and materials to meet our clients needs. As technology improves, we are able to offer advanced, lightweight knee bracing with intelligent knee joints, allowing the knee to bend during the swing phase of walking and lock securely in stance.
Walking freely places a high demand on any bracing system, as the orthosis has to bear the patient’s full body weight when locked. Unlike a traditional fixed calliper, these offer firm stance phase support and a free knee when bringing your leg through in the swing phase of walking. This greatly improves the walking pattern and reduces the amount of energy needed to walk. We supply the E-MAG and FreeWalk, each of which is custom made to meet your individual needs.
How Can Leg Callipers Help?
Whatever your needs we are able to offer lighter weight, more easily used callipers to improve the lives and independence of people who have long-term mobility limitations. Whether it has a traditionally locking or intelligent orthotic system joint, we address each client’s patient needs individually.
Leg callipers Treatment Stance control orthoses is a recommended form treatment for those suffering from paralysis of muscles and muscle groups of the knee, foot and ankle, due to the following basic diseases:
- Central nervous system disorders
- Stroke (CVA)
- Brain tumour, encephalitis or brain abscesses
- Multiple sclerosis
- Spinal cord injury (e.g. incomplete paraplegia)
- Progressive spastic spinal paralysis
- Myatrophic lateral sclerosis
- Progressive spinal muscular atrophy
- Acute poliomyelitis or Post-polio syndrome
- Degenerative spinal diseases
- Abnormalities of the spinal cord
- Progressive muscular dystrophy
- Poliomyelitis (Polio)
At the Ledbrook Clinic, we offer a full treatment package, which includes assessment, physiotherapy, product supply and training for the best result possible.
For more information on leg callipers contact us on 07831 660066.