At the Orthotics and Prosthetics Centers, we understand that there are many things in life you would
rather be doing than visiting us. But there are a few things we can both do to make sure you have
the most positive and productive visits possible. From the start, its important to know that our
practitioners are dedicated to making certain your prosthetic or orthotic device fits and functions
properly and provides maximum comfort and safety.
This may require more than one visit to our center, depending on your personal need.
Scheduling an appointment
When you call, one of our professionals will ask about your specific orthotic or prosthetic needs.
They may ask if you have a prescription and about your insurance. So its a good idea to have
your medical information handy. We'll do our best to schedule an appointment thats most convenient
Your First Visit
When you arrive
Please have a current copy of your insurance information with you. We'll ask you to
fill out some forms while we make a copy of your insurance or Medicaid/Medicare information. We
recommend arriving a few minutes early, so you have some extra time to fill out the necessary
Your initial evaluation
During the first visit, your practitioner will evaluate your condition and
ask you some questions about your need for an orthotic or prosthetic device. The more information
you can give your practitioner the better we will be able to meet your personal needs.
Measuring & Casting
Following the evaluation, the practitioner may measure and/or cast you for your device. Measurement
can be taken with different devices such as a tape measure, M-L gauge, calipers, etc. Casting your
limb or torso can be done using thin fiberglass material or plaster. Both are removed when dry and
easily cleaned from skin with soap and water. After measuring and/or casting is completed, then you
will be instructed to make a return appointment for your fitting before leaving our office.
During this visit, your practitioner will help you try on your device. They will also train you how
to put it on and take it off, observe the comfort and function while in use and make any necessary
In most instances with a new orthosis, after any adjustments are made at this time, you'll be able
to leave with the device. If however, any additional adjustments are necessary your practitioner
will discuss what needs to be done and set up a time for a final fitting. Prosthetic appointments
after casting consist of an initial fitting for alignment and height adjustments as well as comfort.
The patient will return for a final fitting of the finished prostheses making certain it performs as
At The Orthotic and Prosthetic Centers our practitioners are dedicated to spending the time it takes
to make sure your comfortable with your new device and answer any questions you might have.
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