Brace Yourself for Mobility Options

August 22, 2014
Meeting with a certifed orthotist may offer options that improve mobility

Meeting with a certifed orthotist may offer options that improve mobility

We know that staying active and keeping fit is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  However, the day-to-day aches and pains associated with arthritis, osteoporosis, and other age-related diseases may limit our aging parent’s mobility options.

Today’s Boomer population is demanding more options for maintaining their active lives while minimizing pain as much as possible.  One source for options in Houston can be a certified orthotist.  A certified orthotist is trained in helping fit orthotic devices that can assist with mobility, help support weak areas of the body, and help maintain proper function such as blood flow to extremities.

Most of us are familiar with shoe-insert orthotics that can help with bunions, collapsed arches and heel pain.  However, orthotic choices go far beyond fallen arches and callouses, orthotic devices can assist in:

1.  Post-stroke rehabilitation.

2.  Providing support for osteoporosis sufferers.

3.  Better balance function.

Underlying conditions or other health concerns may prevent certain orthotics from being the best choice for you or your loved one.  For instance, fragile skin or complications from diabetes may prohibit the use of certain orthotic products.  However, exploring options with your health care provider may provide other options or avenues for your circumstances.

We’re all familiar with the over-the-counter shoe orthotic inserts that offer an in-store analysis of your foot problem.  However, we suggest that you consult with your physician or health care provider to determine if a referral to a certified orthotist for orthotic support is a viable alternative for you, an aging parent, or other loved one.

 

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