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Ordering Orthotics
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Color & Pattern Selections
Click on the underlined link to see your options.

SureStep: pattern guide

Benik: 17 custom colors

Cascade DAFO: colors and patterns

Fuzion AFOs: transfers

Phat braces: SleeveArt styles

SNUG: fabric & stitching colors

Ultraflex: designs and colors

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OPERATION SAVE MEGAN
A Miliary Family's Quest for their Daughter's Care

Kennedy Krieger documents Megan's story of hard work, set backs and amazing progress. Click here for the full story. Ruth Tindall, Certified Orthotist from Alliance Orthopedic Labs, has the privilege of working with Megan and her family to help Megan reach her potential.

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Jeremiah Learns to Walk

With the help of Ruth Tindall, CO, of Alliance Orthopedic Labs and the good people at Easter Seals, Jeremiah learns to walk! Watch the story of his inspiring progress.

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"Very friendly, caring staff. Knowledgable and provided excellent care. Thank you." 
- mother of an 11-year-old who received DAFOs

Orthotics

What is an Orthotist?

An Orthotist is a healthcare professional and clinician who evaluates and designs orthoses (braces) for patients requiring protective support or correction due to muscle/bone impairment, disease or deformity. Utilizing extensive training, the orthotist works to restore mobility and to prevent or limit disability.

An orthosis is the true term for a brace that is designed and fitted to the body to achieve one or more of the following goals:

  • Control biomechanical alignment
  • Protect and support a healing injury
  • Assist rehabilitation
  • Reduce pain
  • Increase mobility
  • Increase independence

Whether the orthotic needs are the result of disease, traumatic injury or congenital problems, your rehabilitation is personally prescribed and your orthosis will be custom designed to meet your unique needs.

In many cases, our orthoses begin with a cast to get the best possible fit. Casts are then fabricated into orthoses at our on-site lab or sent off-site to trusted fabricators with whom we have long-term relationships. Regardless of where the orthosis is fabricated, we work with patients to achieve the absolute best custom designed orthosis

Orthotic Devices We Commonly Provide


Lower Extremity:

  • SureStep is the most effective means of providing stability to children who pronate when standing and walking. This patented, dynamic system allows children to gain stability, while still allowing normal movement and function.   
  • DAFO™ (Dynamic Ankle-Foot Orthosis): Most DAFO patients lack some degree of voluntary control of the foot and/or ankle. Simply put, a DAFO brace provides support to help a patient maintain a foot/ankle position, encourage mobility, and ultimately, improve stability and success.
  • PHAT Braces: Bio-Mechanical Composites developed a unique carbon fiber fabrication technique. This allows them to custom make each orthosis with an engineered design that provides a variety of "resistance" strengths, enabling the practitioner to provide the patient with the specific force needed for maximum function and energy return.
  • S.W.A.S.H® is a unique orthotic solution for the management of children with scissoring gait and sitting imbalance associated with Cerebral Palsy. S.W.A.S.H® is a Standing-Walking-And-Sitting-Hip Orthosis that ensures variable abduction throughout extension and flexion.
  • ToeOFF® is a new generation AFO, covered by several patents. The design absorbs energy at heel strike and returns it at toe-off, restoring a more normal and dynamic gait. The benefits are the ability to walk further with greater comfort and with less impairment of gait pattern, if not normality.
  • Ultraflex's areas of specialty include therapeutic/stretching bracing with precise dynamic stimulus and proper posturing for challenging neurological and congenital presentations, functional/daytime bracing with Adjustable Dynamic Response™ for managing gait dysfunction, post-surgical protection and structural LOM bracing for complex orthopedic rehabilitation.

Spine/Torso:

  • Providence Brace: Studies have shown that the Providence brace, a spinal orthosis worn only at night, is just as effective in the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis as full-time braces. That’s important, because compliance increases when braces don’t interfere with a child’s everyday life. 
  • SNUG, otherwise known as Sensory Neuromuscular Under Garment, has its very own page filled with information and photos of our SNUG kids.
  • Spinal Technology manufactures orthopedic orthoses for patients requiring stabilization, immobilization or correction of the spine or a portion of the spine. A staff consisting of American Board of Certified orthotists and highly skilled technicians with multiple years of experience assures positive results. 

Upper Extremity:

  • Ultraflex is committed to supporting our patient communities, their caregivers, and their healthcare professionals in the mutual goal of improving patient quality of life.  Ultraflex’s areas of specialty include therapeutic/stretching bracing with precise dynamic stimulus and proper posturing for challenging neurological and congenital presentations, functional/daytime bracing with Adjustable Dynamic Response™ for managing gait dysfunction, post-surgical protection and structural LOM bracing for complex orthopedic rehabilitation.

Support Resources

The Tri-State Advocacy Project is a grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of children with special health care needs. Children with special needs include those that are technology-dependent or have long-term medical problems and complications resulting from: Prematurity, Developmental Delays, Cerebral Palsy, Neurological Problems, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Illness and Seizure Disorders. Their goal is to help families secure the necessary funding for essential services, free of charge.

Lollipop Kids Foundation is an organization located in Washington, DC, that provides support to children with disabilities and their families. Here's their mission: Children with disabilities have the right to be given opportunities that allow them to live to their fullest potential. Too often, parents raising these children feel isolated socially and are burdened financially, emotionally and physically. They are forced to make hard decisions and sacrifice substantially in areas that most could not imagine. The Lollipop Kids Foundation exists to combat social stigmas, ease the financial burden placed on these families, offer emotional support, and provide brief respite so that every child with a disability has access to a hope and a future.

Anne Arundel County Special Education Citizens' Advisory Committee, otherwise known as AA-SECAC, is a partnership between parents, families, community leaders, advocates, educators and administrators. The committee works to enhance services available to students with disabilities and to advocate for positive changes in special education in the Anne Arundel County Public Schools. 

Got Scoliosis? You are not alone! Join Curvy Girl, peer led support groups empowering pre-teen and teen girls to become leaders, make healthy lifestyle choices and improve self-esteem by diminishing the emotional impact of scoliosis.  They seek to help girls find their voice through support and acceptance.

Cheer4All is a non-profit organization dedicated to aiding athletes with special needs in their pursuit of excellence in their lives.  Their present endeavor involves assisting over 35 athletes to participate in competitive cheerleading.  These athletes are members of a senior team, Eye of the Storm, and a developmental team, Storm Chasers.  The Eye of the Storm are the two-time, defending NCA National Champions in the Special Needs Division.


Patient advocates Alyce and Dawn may also be able to help find payment solutions.

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