Each person is unique
Since we cast and custom-make each device, we can build whatever correction and stability needs into each device. If you have severe swelling, are overweight, and older devices have been an issue, then we can allow for this swelling when we make the device and build it stronger for the specific weight and activity of the patients. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds and are not very active, then your brace will be thinner and more flexible. If you weigh 400 pounds and are active, then your brace will be thicker and stronger. We can tailor the flexibility to the person’s individual needs. When using other material and designs, this cannot be done, since the material thickness cannot be adapted other than choosing thinner or thicker material. Using materials like carbon fiber and Kevlar® allows us to layer and angle the spiral design so that the brace reacts differently no matter the application.
Feel free to come by any of our locations or clinics we offer and see a sample of this device. Our website and social media outlets also have photos of them as well. Until you feel the difference, it is hard to believe what an impact it can have on your life.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bristol Orthotics & Prosthetics at 1-800-524-4447 or www.bristoloandp.com.