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orthotic basis

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Functions of Orthotics Prevent deformity, assist function of a weak limb, maintain proper alignment of joints, inhibit tone, protect against injury of a weak joint, Allow for maximal functional independence, and facilitate motion.
Orthotic Considerations Cost, energy efficiency, cosmesis, temporary versus permanent, dynamic versus static, and encourage normal movement.
Orthotic Examination PMH, history of current condition, social history, meds, living environment, system review, skin assessment, edema measurements, postural tone, pathological reflex, sensation, proprioception, kinesthiesia, ROM, motor assessment/strength, mobility skills
Orthotic Intervention Ensure continued proper fit, donning/doffing orthosis, implement progressive wearing schedule, patient/caregiver teachin, skin inspection, care of orthosis, mobility training with orthosis
Orthotic Goals Maximize functional mobility skills with orthosis, maximize independence with donning/doffing, maximize independence with wearing schedule, maximize independence with skin inspection, Maximize competence with care of orthosis
Created by: mbutterfly