Brace Yourself for Success!
Orthotics, commonly called braces, are devices used
to correct, support or replace musculoskeletal functions
lost as a result of injury or congenital irregularity.
We use the latest in high tech, lightweight components
incorporated into precision fitting orthoses to achieve
the best possible fit available. In addition, we also
employ computer aided design/manufacturing (CAD/CAM)
and microprocessor technologies, when appropriate.
Custom Fit / Custom Designed Orthoses
Snell Laboratory specializes in orthotics for the lower
limbs, knees and feet, the upper limbs and hands and the
entire spine, and our expertise extends from pediatric
to adult to geriatric bracing.
Many orthoses are available from orthotic manufacturers,
and come in a range of standard sizes and shapes. Some
may be fitted directly to the patient with a minimum
of adjustment; others require careful and very specific
customization to adjust them to fit your specific body
contours and size.
your physician may prescribe a completely custom-designed
orthosis to specifically address your needs. Snell Laboratory’s
certified practitioners are experienced and well qualified
to fit and fabricate these custom devices as well.
In either case, it is important that your orthosis
be fitted for you by a trained and qualified professional
orthotist. Look for an orthotist who is familiar with
the various orthotic designs available and the different
fitting processes for each—and who pursues continuing
education in this area to keep him- or herself current
with the very latest and most modern designs and techniques.