Orthotics & Prosthetics
Orthotics is the science of orthopedic bracing of the spine and upper and lower extremities.
Prosthetics is the science of making and fitting artificial limbs for the upper and lower extremities.
We Combine these disciplines to meet the unique needs of every patient.
Most bracing and prosthesis is actually made here at West Texas Rehab. Unlike others in our community, we seldom have to send something off to a manufacturer to be made. We make it here and we fit it here.
- Improves turnaround process from beginning to end
- The practitioners are more involved
- All adjustments are made onsite - no sending the items off for adjustment
- Less wait on receiving your orthotics or prosthetics
WTRC orthotists custom fabricate external support for the spine, and for upper and lower extremities (arms and legs) required in the treatment of a variety of illnesses and injuries. The diagnoses we treat range from spina bifida, strokes (CVA), and polio, to scoliosis and foot, ankle and knee injuries. Additionally, they fabricate cranial helmets for infants and children as prescribed by a referring physician.
Our prosthetists custom fabricate artificial limbs for those who have undergone amputation of an arm or leg. The type of limb fabricated is responsive to the patient’s expected level of activity and can range from a basic prostheses to complicated microprocessor artificial limbs.
How we can help…
- Leg / back bracing
- Artificial limbs
- Shoe inserts
- Cranial helmets
- Diabetic shoes
Why Choose Us?
All of our practitioners are state licensed and nationally certified by ABC—and WTRC is an ABC-designated facility, which is the highest level of credentialing in the field of orthotics/prosthetics.
In addition to fabricating and fitting products, which are custom-made to meeting the unique needs of the patient being served, Rehab staff provides training in the use of the product to ensure that the patient receives maximum benefit from it.
WTRC has state-of-the-art equipment and uses the latest in orthotics/prosthetics technology.
Contact us at 325-793-3480 (Abilene), and 325-223-6380 (San Angelo)
*The Orthotics and Prosthetics Department in Abilene has moved to a new location. We are now located at 4545 Hartford, which is just east of the main entrance.