Archive for the ‘Orthotics’ Category

Spring Cleaning Your Prosthesis or Orthosis

Posted on: April 6th, 2016 by Premier Prosthetics Blogger

Your closets are purged, your car is vacuumed, and your kitchen cupboards have never looked neater. It’s spring cleaning season, baby! Extend the same TLC to your prosthesis and its accessories to prevent or remedy a variety of issues like foul odors, skin irritations and infections, and increased need (and cost) for replacements. Follow these […]

How to Enjoy the Great Outdoors as a New Amputee

Posted on: April 6th, 2016 by Premier Prosthetics Blogger

As the temperature outside increases, so do the opportunities for fresh-air leisure after a winter cooped up inside. If you’re new to your prosthesis, don’t think that you have to give the beautiful weather a pass this year. With some practice, a couple of adaptations, and pure determination, your friends at Premier Prosthetic can help you […]

Finding the Shoe that Fit Your Child’s Orthotics Braces

Posted on: March 7th, 2016 by Premier Prosthetics Blogger

Parents, prepare yourselves – your relationship with your child’s custom orthotics can be one of love and hate. While both you and your orthotist are thrilled that your child has taken their first amazing steps because of the strength and stability provided by these custom orthotics, they may fit with very few colorful, light-up, stylish […]

Custom Shoe Inserts vs. Over-the-Counter Shoe Inserts: Weighing the Pros and Cons

Posted on: February 3rd, 2016 by Premier Prosthetics Blogger

Discreet and removable, a shoe insert is slipped into a shoe to offer added support to the heel, arch, and musculature of the foot, helping alieve pain from the ground up. Some options can be purchased from drug stores without a physician’s assistance, while others require much more than a trip to the corner store […]

Americans with Disabilities Act: Know Your Rights

Posted on: January 5th, 2016 by Premier Prosthetics Blogger

In 1990, President George H.W. Bush broke new ground when he signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The legislation prohibits discrimination and ensures that mainstream opportunities aren’t withheld from citizens with mental or physical disabilities. As you charge into a new year loaded with new possibilities, make sure you know your rights […]

Holiday Gatherings with Your New Brace or Prosthesis

Posted on: December 1st, 2015 by Premier Prosthetics Blogger

You can’t think “holidays” without thinking “family gatherings.” It’s a time to reconnect after a year apart, sharing old traditions and making new. Family gatherings, however, are also linked with another word: chaos. Pack dozens of people of all ages into one house, and the energy is endless. Juggling an injury or assistive equipment with […]

Pedorthists Share What Goes Into Shoe Orthotics

Posted on: December 1st, 2015 by Premier Prosthetics Blogger

If you nurse painful knees, swollen ankles, or aches in your Achilles, your first line of defense is probably over-the-counter shoe orthotics. But what if the pair you picked up from the drugstore just isn’t cutting it? Custom shoe orthotics may be your next step. At Premier Prosthetics, we create shoe orthotics tailor-made to your […]