Orthotic braces are used both for upper and lower extremities. Orthotic braces for patients with cerebral palsy and for upper extremity joints are specially designed to immobilize the joint or allow a restricted range of movements during the healing period. For example, orthotics for upper and lower arms, commonly known as plastic splints, are designed to immobilize the bones during healing. A plastic splint is much more comfortable than a cast, and it allows better movement.
A well-designed brace offers comfort and stability to the user and the same time supporting and shifting his body weight during movement. Furthermore, contemporary orthotic braces are very discreet and can be worn without showing and without making the user uncomfortable. Many of our patients say that they sometimes forget they are wearing their orthotic device.
Cerebral palsy or Little’s syndrome is a disease of the Central Nervous System (CNS) and one of the most severe neurodevelopmental disorders. Most of the times it manifests with several mobility disorders (fasciculation, athetosis, ataxia, stiffness, lassitude) and apart from a medical problem it is also a social one, as the patients lose their ability to move freely.
Life Ability offers integrated solutions of orthotic braces and specialized products to make the life of people with cerebral palsy easier, as well as to contribute to their smooth reintegration into society.