Adaptive Aides and Orthotics: So what are they?
Adaptive Equipment can make it easier for you to dress, bathe yourself, eat, write, see, hear, perform transfers from one surface to the next with less stress or strain on your muscles, walk, perform household chores, speak, communicate, drive, cook operate equipment and much more.
Orthotics are external appliances which are made out of plastics, leather, rubber, neoprene and other forms of textiles including hardware which either protect healing tissue, decrease pain, or improve function ( make it easier to use weak, in-sensate, or paralyzed muscles).
Almost everyone knows a person who has difficulty in one aspect of life or another. The person may have suffered a heart attack, stroke, have a neurological problems, cognitive deficits or memory problems, paralysis, amputations, COPD (obstructive airways and is on oxygen), has parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, cancer, hand problems, neck pain, back pain, or leg pain. Has lost sensation or feeling, has visual loss, hearing loss, arthritis, tendinitis, or ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis also know as Lou Disease.
None of us are exempt from life’s trials and tribulations at one point we may need help.