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Bracing and Support

Upper Extremity Orthotics

Upper extremity orthotics describe orthoses, braces, and supports designed for the shoulder, arm, elbow, wrist and hand and can be used for a range of needs from stability to immobilization and include three main areas of orthoses: Upper extremity soft supports, upper extremity positional supports and upper extremity fracture orthoses.

Lower Extremity Orthotics

Lower extremity orthotics describe orthoses, braces and supports designed for the leg, hip, knee, ankle and foot and can be used for a range of needs from stability to immobilization. Lower extremity orthotics can work independently or in conjunction with one another to create a wide range of options from simple leg orthotics to a complex reciprocating gait orthotics with a custom-made orthopaedic shoe.

Spinal Treatments

Spinal orthoses, which include neck and back braces, are used to support and stabilize areas of the body from the jaw to the lower back and cervical spine. These types of orthoses may be used postoperatively to promote proper and safe healing, to treat a chronic disease or condition such as arthritis or used to treat an injury, such as whiplash.

Pediatric Orthotics

At MPPO, we know that caring for children is vastly different than treating adults. We have a paediatric orthotic team devoted to treating patients ranging from infants to adolescents. MPPO offers a full-range of rehabilitative products and services, including custom solutions for conditions such as Plagiocephaly, Scoliosis and Cerebral Palsy.


Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) is an abnormal curvature and twisting of the spine that affects children during adolescent growth periods. The cause is unknown; hence it is called idiopathic. It is usually painless and affects both boys and girls. Girls tend to be associated more with AIS as it progresses to need treatment, either a scoliosis brace or surgery, more frequently in girls.


Neuromuscular disorders include a large group of medical conditions that affect the Central Nervous System (brain and spinal cord) or the Peripheral Nervous System (muscles, nerves and the connectors between muscles and nerves).

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