Orthotics - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings


Orthoses are appliances used to control parts of the body. Attached externally, they aid or correct the function of a particular limb. Designed to stabilize fractures, facilitate controlled motion and to protect and correct parts of the body, orthoses are primarily utilized to:
  1. Apply or reduce controlled force in order to protect a body part
  2. Restrict or alter motion to prevent or correct a deformity
  3. Compensate for a weakness or deformity
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