For children (and adults) with cerebral palsy, maintaining and improving mobility is a key challenge - and one of the best steps we can take to ensure a healthy, active, and happy life. Advances in bracing and orthotics now make it possible for many individuals with cerebral palsy to sit or stand, bear weight on their feet, and walk. Depending on the type of CP and the severity, goals, and outcomes will be different. However, the right cerebral palsy bracing can make a significant difference.
About half of children with cerebral palsy are able to walk independently. However, research shows that two-thirds would be able to walk if they had the proper orthotics. At Orthopedic Appliance Company, it is our mission to ensure all of our clients find the right solution for their needs.
Cerebral palsy bracing can help:
Cerebral palsy bracing can impact more than the body: physicians report that patients who use orthotics have lower levels of stress, are more focused on building relationships, are more likely to set goals, and are happier. In children, braces allow for more interaction with peers, more opportunities to discover the world around them, and, of course, more chances to get into mischief as any child will do. Kids will be kids, and as parents, this is just what we want.
Orthopedic Appliance Company’s team of experts is happy to help you learn about the various cerebral palsy bracing options available and to work with your health care team to ensure the right fit for your needs. Get in touch today.