Orthotics and Prosthetics
Orthotics and prosthetics are devices, such as artificial limbs and braces
that replace or augment missing or non-functioning body parts.
Many types of orthotics and prothestic devices are available, such as diabetic
footwear, arch supports, post-op shoes and boots, compression garments,
braces, scoliosis orthoses, and many others.
CCH Receives Accreditation for Orthotics and Prosthetics
In April 2016, Rehabilitation Services at CCH was
accredited for its orthotics and prosthetics services. Orthotics and prosthetics refer to equipment and devices that help patients
when external body parts are lost due to amputation or other deformities,
or are used to control, guide, limit or immobilize a body segment for
a particular reason. One of the few facilities able to offer orthotics
and prosthetics services on site, CCH has two certified practitioners
and one resident on staff. These practitioners provide care for patients
of all ages, from infants to geriatrics, treating orthotic and prosthetic
conditions from the toe to the head. A physician referral is recommended
for orthotic and prosthetic services.