Pediatrics

Our pediatric patients hold a special place in our hearts and in our office. At O&P Centers, we strive to make every child’s visit as pleasant and stress free as possible. Set up an appointment today for a free consultation and experience the difference our personal approach to patient care can make.

Cranial Remolding Helmets

pediatricsCranial remolding helmets are used to manage head shape defomities in infants. Our practitioners are certified by Orthomerica to cast for the STAR family of cranial remolding helmets.

A cranial remolding orthosis may be indicated if a child has:

  • Plagiocephaly
  • Brachycephaly
  • Scaphocephaly

Dynamic Ankle Foot Orthoses (DAFO)

Dynamic ankle foot orthoses rely on the total contact fit of thin flexible plastic to optimally control the mid and hindfoot during ambulation. Many styles of dynamic AFOs are available and are able to be modified to suit a child’s individual needs. The goal of dynamic bracing is to support weak muscles and prevent unwanted motion while properly positioning the foot and ankle. Dynamic AFOs allow active muscles to fire, thereby reducing the likelihood of disuse atrophy.

Dynamic AFOs may be used to control:

  • Crouching
  • Toe-walking
  • Hyperpronation
  • Hypertonicity
  • Knee Hyperextension

Dynamic AFOs may be indicated for children with:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Clubfoot (Talipes Equinovarus)
  • Spina Bifida
  • Congenital Foot Deformity
  • Tight Heel Cords

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