The Prosthetics and Orthotics Clinic offers patients a range of both upper and lower limb custom and off-the-shelf orthoses, spinal orthoses and prostheses. Our skilled team of clinicians and technicians strives to improve the lives of patients who have lost a limb or suffered a debilitating injury or disease.
An orthosis is a brace that increases the stability of the spine or extremity following an injury or disease. Orthoses include helmets, neck collars, back braces, arm and leg braces, which may offer electrical stimulation. A prosthesis is an artificial limb that replaces either an arm or a leg. In the majority of cases, prostheses and orthoses help reduce pain, increase comfort, provide stability, prevent deformity, address aesthetic factors and enhance function and independence.
The P&O Clinic offers comprehensive prosthetic and orthotic services including the following:
- Consultation and evaluation of each patient’s needs, such as lower extremity disturbances related to walking, or upper extremity disturbances related to grasping and spinal alignment.
- Custom design of orthotic and prosthetic devices for the feet, ankles, knees, legs, hips, lower back, upper back, neck, hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, head and face.
- Off-the-shelf and soft goods to restore function and support, and aid healing for a variety of conditions and injuries.
All of our practitioners are certified by the American Board for Certification in Prosthetics, Orthotics & Pedorthics and licensed by the Washington State Department of Health.
Each team may include one or more of the following specialists:
An orthotist evaluates each patient, works on the design of the orthosis with the clinical team, fabricates and fits the orthosis, teaches the patient how to use it and assesses the outcome of the entire process.
A prosthetist evaluates each patient, determines the appropriate design of the prosthesis with the clinical team, fabricates and fits the prosthesis, teaches the patient how to use it.
Orthotic Prosthetic Technician
A prosthetic technician builds and repairs orthoses and prostheses as directed by a certified orthotist/prosthetist.
To fax documents, please use the clinic fax number: 206.598.4761