PEDIATRIC PROSTHETICS AND CHILDREN’S ORTHOTICS
WE PROVIDE PROSTHETIC AND ORTHOTIC SOLUTIONS FOR KIDS THROUGHOUT CHARLOTTE, ROCK HILL & LANCASTER
We love kids! All of our clinicians are parents. This means they know how to work with kids and understand the responsibility of parenting a child. Parents tend to take responsibility for their child’s challenging situation and aggressively advocate for the best solution available for their child. This is exactly what we want you to do because often we will need to work closely with you to ensure the institutions that govern care do their part to support the best solution. Active children will need constant adjustments and attention. This is where the flexibility of the POI staff benefits our patients. Our motto is be nimble & responsive at all times.
The children we treat play baseball, ride horses, work on the farm, ride bikes, and wrestle their siblings. There are few limits for our pediatric patients. Please watch some of our patient stories to learn more about how a child and mother have adjusted to life with a prosthesis/orthosis.
PEDIATRIC PATHOLOGIES WE TREAT AT POI
We treat these pathologies with custom fabricated prosthetic and orthotic devices worn externally to help with a child’s mobility. These devices also help to bring the stability and alignment necessary for development and movement. We help patients get and stay active!
POI SPECIALIZES IN AND HAS EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN PEDIATRIC PROSTHETICS & ORTHOTICS.
Pediatric prosthetic and orthotic care has unique challenges requiring experience.
POI clinicians have invested countless hours supporting pediatric clinics throughout Charlotte, Rock Hill, Fort Mill, and Indianland. This experience is the reason so many therapists, doctors, and parents allow us the opportunity to enhance the pediatric patients mobility.
PEDIATRIC ORTHOTICS & SUPPORT BRACES
POI specializes in pediatric orthotic devices including SureStep & DAFO. Children’s orthotic care if different than adult care because as they grow their orthotic components will need to grow with them. It is also very important to work closely with the therapist responsible for your child’s care to ensure a comprehensive solution is developed.
We focus on alignment and stability to help pediatric patients progress in their development and movement.
• Spinal Bracing – TLSO/LSO
• AFO – ankle foot orthosis
• KAFO – knee ankle foot orthosis
• Pediatric Foot Orthotics
• Hip Bracing
• Cranial Molding or Helmets to Treat Plagiocephaly
• Orthopedic Shoes for Pediatrics
• Typical Brands Provided – SureStep & DAFO
POI’S PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDIC SPECIALISTS
POI clinicians each have over 15 years of pediatric orthotic experience. Each has spent countless hours supporting therapists with the treatment of pediatric patients. Our strategy is to observe the patient, receive feedback & direction from the therapist, listen to the concern of our patient’s parents, and formulate a comprehensive care strategy. Each case is unique and that is why experience is so important when navigating the complexity of a child’s orthotic needs.
The following are some of the challenges we solve with custom orthotic solutions:
• Instability – standing or walking
• Muscular Imbalance
• Poor Skeletal Alignment
• Deformity Progression
• Muscular Weakness