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Gait Deviation Analysis

There are several great videos online regarding gait deviations. I would highly recommend watching these videos until you are able to recognize the slightest gait deviation. Below are several common deviations that should be well known and understood by any...

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UCBL & Force Systems

The University of California Biomechanics Lab orthosis, better known as a UCBL orthosis has been commonly used to treat many disorders resulting from low tone. As of late I have been hearing much debate over the three point force systems at play. Many of these...

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How Do AFOs Work?

There are several types of ankle foot orthoses (AFOs). Some are prefabricated and some are custom fabricated, made just for you. Prefabricated AFO’s are generally used to prevent or support injuries, provide pain relief, and provide support in a plane of motion such...

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Why Do I Need To wear A Back Brace And What Does Is Do?

Back braces can be bulky, hot, and are not the most cosmetically pleasing… so why do I have to wear it? No matter if you are wearing a back brace (CTLSO, TLSO, LSO, SO) because you injured your back in a car accident, being a weekend warrior, have a herniated disk, or...

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Why the Heck do My Feet Hurt?

Why the Heck do My feet Hurt? Painful feet can ruin your entire day or hold you back from things you enjoy doing. The cause of painful achy feet can greatly vary. Two of the most common causes are due to either very flat feet known as pes planus or high arches...

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