Orthotics and Neuro Rehabilitation
Orthoses can support the healing of a body part by providing relief for temporary impairment or permanent paralysis.
Orthoses provide relief by supporting ligaments, joints, muscles or bones that have been damaged. They can partially compensate for lost functions and help prevent subsequent damage.
Ottobock offers orthoses for many conditions and various body parts – from neurological conditions to stroke rehabilitation.
Conditions and Rehabilitation
There are many types of condition that may affect your body, with many types of symptoms. Ottobock provide solutions to suit a wide range of disabilities resulting from disease or injury involving physical or neurological conditions. The conditions that our rehabilitation solutions cover span the entire spectrum, from the most complicated multiple trauma to injury prevention for athletes. Our goal is to decrease your pain and enhance your quality of life.
Take a look at our conditions page to see how we can help you.
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Many conditions have a potential solution that empowers the wearer to maintain or regain their freedom of movement. Learn about which solutions are available and how they can help improve your quality of life.
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Orthotic Technology Explained
The science of orthotics is broad, encompassing everything from a simple brace for your wrist to complex, custom-designed products that can help people with impaired mobility walk further and with more stability and flexibility.
Real Life Stories
Stephen Parkinson's Agilium Reactive story
Third generation farmer saved from giving up his farm thanks to innovative knee brace. Stephen Parkinson has spent most of his life on the family farm and his passion for farming was threatened when he developed osteoarthritis (OA) in his knee.
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Dave Phillips L300 Go story
Paralympic archer Dave Phillips has the freedom to roam thanks to an innovative stimulation system which allows him to walk normally.
Dave, 52, of Cwmbran, South Wales, has been wearing the L300 Go system on his leg since becoming an Ottobock ambassador following the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Megan's custom AFO story
In January 2013, Megan Giglia from Stratford-upon-Avon suffered a stroke leaving her with right side paralysis along with various neurological issues and an uncertain future. Now, just over four years on, Megan is a para-cyclist who has won gold medals, set new world records and became a Paralympic champion at Rio 2016.
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David's C-Brace story
"Putting on the C-Brace® for the first time, was a feeling I could never relive again. Right then it was me again."
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Danny Cipriani's Genu Arexa story
Danny Cipriani, England rugby player and fly half for Sale Sharks, recovered from an injury that included ligament damage aided by the Genu Arexa knee brace. The brace allowed him to regain mobility sooner by providing greater stability and as a result, Danny trusted his joint sooner, which was critical for an early recovery and a return to everyday activities.
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Martin Rowlands Agilium Freestep story
In 1998, Martin Rowlands developed pain in his hips that began to disrupt his day-to-day activities, and was initially diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and later developed Osteoarthritis of the knee. Osteoarthritis of the knee occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of the bone breaks down, causing pain, swelling and problems moving the joint.