Understanding the proper treatment modality is of the upmost importance when providing orthotic care. The attending practitioner will formulate a treatment plan to best suit the individuals needs both immediately and long term. Baker O&P provides a wide variety of orthotic devices for every segment of the body. By providing the latest innovations such as stance-control KAFOs and the PRO (Perfect Response Orthotic) AFO, ultra-light weight components and low-profile designs, the client’s goals can be obtained.
Baker Brace Custom Carbon AFOs
Baker Orthotics Prosthetics has developed a unique Pre-preg carbon fiber fabrication technique that allows each brace to be customized to the specific needs of each patient. We rely on our experienced team of certified orthotists and technicians to design the orthosis reach the desired functional goals. The custom carbon fiber AFO (Ankle Foot Orthosis) is lightweight, durable, and designed with a dynamic beam, providing energy return to reduce energy expenditure for everyday walking.
Development of Dynamic Carbon AFOs
Pre-Preg carbon fiber AFOs have been available in the market for many years, providing an alternative to the traditional thermoplastic and conventional metal and leather devices. Up until recently, the only pre-preg carbon AFO options were the prefabricated or off-the-shelf devices. While, these are good for providing the dynamic response and treating some mild anterior and posterior compartment weakness, they aren’t for everyone. Many were not candidates because the prefabricated designs did not provide adequate support or control and were unable to accommodate or correct deformities. Baker has developed a unique fabrication process to provide the dynamic response benefits of pre-preg carbon with the biomechanical alignment benefits of traditional orthotic alternatives. There are other providers and manufacturers who have also developed their own custom carbon techniques, but they typically require significant out of pocket expense and rarely work with most insurance providers. Baker has experience working with multiple different insurance providers to ensure that this orthotic option is financially accessible to most people. Baker O&P began custom carbon orthotic fabrication in 2014 and has a team dedicated to the research and development of the design to continuously improve and help patients reach maximum functional potential.
We know that certain circumstances require us to go outside of our offices to work with people in a hospital setting. We have working relationships with many area hospitals and residential facilities and fit devices for at those residences.
Orthotic and prosthetic users encounter emergencies just like everyone else. That’s why we are available for emergency on-call after business hours, on weekends and holidays.