Orthosis means support and Prosthesis means artificial limb. After any amputations (chopping off the body part) surgery which might be due to any disease like diabetic foot or gangrene or any road traffic accidents. There is always a challenging task of continuing everyday life with the addition of prosthesis/ artificial limb. With this, daily activities tend to be more difficult then they used to be.
Our physiotherapy services includes Training with the artificial limb that progresses from balance to ambulation and ease the activities of daily living.
And regarding the orthosis/support, one should know when to use and how long it should be used. Long term use can lead to weakness of particular muscles group Physiotherapy minimize the dependency of the orthosis with proper strengthening of the weak muscles with the progessive exercises.