A-Z of the Capital Orthotic and Prosthetic Company.
A family owned company, Capital Orthotic and Prosthetic Center began in 1982 and now services clients in Central Ohio, Tennessee, and South Carolina. From their six locations, all of which are ABC accredited, they provide orthotic care for pediatric and adult patients.
What Do They Do?
Capital Orthotic and Prosthetic Center provides orthotic rehabilitation for patients, including assessment, fitting, design and development of devices to restore particular musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders.
Their orthotic devices are fitted for all spinal, and upper and lower extremities.
Some of these devices include:
Cervical Collars–most commonly known as a neck brace, these are designed to support the head and neck.
Cranial Remolding Helmets – these helmets are designed to reshape a child’s head, required when the head develops a flat spot.
Diabetic Footwear- this footwear can include shoes or inserts designed to reduce the risk that patients with foot disease have for skin breakdown.
Foot Orthoses – these are specially designed or fitted insoles used to provide support for the foot and are popular with athletes.
Osteoarthritis and ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) Knee Braces – these are braces designed to help those suffering from osteoarthritis in the knee.
Scoliosis Bracing– designed to stop the progression of scoliosis in patients who are still growing, these braces help to stop the progression of the curve.
Stance Control Knee and Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthoses – when ankle or foot control devices are not enough, these devices are used to add knee control as well.
Wound Care Bracing–these are special devices designed to help in the proper healing after an injury.
Athletic Equipment Modification–this modification of equipment allows people with disabilities to participate in sports and other activites.
Athletic Orthoses–designed to improve the function of the injured body part, correct deformities and help with realignment.
Bioness Personal Nerve Stimulator– this electric stimulator shoots a pulse to the perennial nerve in order to help clients with drop foot to stimulate their ankle dorsi flexion.
Mastectomy prostheses and accessories– these are designed for women who have had one or both breasts removed so that they have the appearance of real breasts.
Dynamic and static ROM (range of motion) orthoses–these devices are designed to either allow or not allow movement to help with healing.
Reciprocating gait orthoses (RGOs)– these leg braces are designed for use by people who have difficulty or cannot stand or walk.
These are only some of Capital Prosthetic and Orthotic Center’s orthotic products, and their staff members are kept up to date on new technology and participate regularly in continuing education to ensure that they offer the best available care for their patients.
Some of this new technology includes the Stance Control Orthotic Knee Joint, designed for patients who suffer from knee instability or quadriceps that are either weak or absent; and the Star Scanner-Cad System, designed for infants ages 3 to 18 months of age who have cranial abnormalities.
The orthotics that this company provides helps some patients live their lives more comfortably and with lesser degrees of pain and discomfort, and also creates possibilities for some people, as is the case with modified sports equipment for those with disabilities.
This family owned company is in the business of more than just orthotics, they are in the business of making life better for members of other families.