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Pediatric Orthotics: Expert Care for Growing Needs

Our committed team of orthotists at Cornell Orthotics & Prosthetics specializes in pediatric orthotics, offering cutting-edge and compassionate care to meet the distinctive needs of our youngest patients. What sets our orthotics apart is their skill in conducting extensive and complete assessments, providing a tailored approach to each child’s orthotic requirements.

1. Meeting with Your Orthotist

As parents of a child in need of pediatric orthotics, your initial meeting with the orthotist marks the beginning of a personalized journey. Together, you'll discuss your child's daily activities, aspirations, and the orthotist will use their clinical expertise to create the ideal orthotic solution tailored to your child's unique needs.

3. Rehabilitation Path through Physical Therapy

Your child's physician, orthotist, and/or physical therapist will work together to support and guide them in adapting to their pediatric orthotics within their daily routines. As your child becomes proficient in basic skills, they will progress to more advanced activities such as stair climbing and engaging in sports or hobbies under the collaborative guidance of their healthcare team.

2. Initial Orthotic Experience

Once we meet with you and your child, the fitting for their custom-made orthotics takes place. Our orthotist will meticulously measure and tailor the orthotics to your child's specifications. Additionally, you'll receive guidance on putting on, caring for, and maintaining the orthotics to ensure their optimal function and comfort.

4. Sustaining Progress with Follow-Up Care

Continued care is crucial as your child's needs evolve with their growth. Our orthotist will make ongoing adjustments to their orthotics, ensuring it stays aligned with their changing requirements. Regular follow-up appointments, at least every six months, are essential to address any emerging issues, especially as your child's body undergo size fluctuations during their development.

Our team is not just providing devices; we are partnering with you and your child’s healthcare team to ensure the best possible outcomes!

All-inclusive Pediatric Orthotic Care

Cornell O&P  has several Orthotists who chose to specialize in Pediatrics. What sets our Orthotists apart is our advanced skills in providing a thorough and comprehensive assessment of each patient. We work together with the patient’s rehabilitation team, including physiatrists, pediatric physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists, to discuss and carry out individualized orthotic recommendations.

Partnering for Pediatric Wellness

At Cornell O&P, we understand the importance of early intervention and personalized care in pediatric orthotics. Our team is not just providing devices; we are partnering with you and your child’s healthcare team to ensure the best possible outcomes. Experience compassionate expertise at Cornell Orthotics & Prosthetics, where each step is a stride towards a brighter, more mobile future for your child.

Some Of Our Pediatric Specialties

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Encephalopathy
  • Chromosomal Anomalies
  • Down’s Syndrome
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Plagiocephaly

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