Pediatric Prosthetics & Orthotics in Federal Way & Tacoma

Preferred-Orthotics-and-Prosthetic-Services-4Pediatric patients face a multitude of orthopedic disorders that require orthotic or prosthetic treatments.

Preferred O & P Services offers our pediatric patients a warm and caring environment as they undergo orthotic and prosthetic treatments.

Pediatric conditions that may require orthotic or prosthetic treatments include: Plagiocephaly, scoliosis and spinal disorders, clubfoot and foot disorders, hip dysplasia and hip disorders and limb lengthening.

Plagiocephaly: Plagiocephaly is a condition characterized by an asymmetrical distortion of the skull, or more commonly referred to as a flat head. Plagiocephaly can be treated with repositioning to help shape the skull while the baby grows. If this technique is not successful, plagiocephaly can be improved with a cranial orthotic or baby helmet. Preferred O & P Services fits pediatric patients with cranial orthotics.

Preferred-Orthotics-and-Prosthetic-Services-8Scoliosis, spina bifida and spinal disorders: Scoliosis is a progressive curvature of the spine. Scoliosis is rarely present at birth, but develops over time. Nonsurgical treatment for scoliosis involves wearing a brace to prevent the progression of the curve. Spina bifida is a birth defect in which the backbone and spinal canal do not fully close before birth. Orthotic treatment including braces may be required for pediatric patients. Preferred O & P Services fits braces for pediatric patients with scoliosis, spina bifida and other spinal disorders.

Clubfoot and foot disorders: Clubfoot is a deformity of the foot which is present at birth and can even be detected by ultrasound during pregnancy. Clubfoot can be treated with the Ponseti method, which applies stretching and soft tissue manipulation to the foot, followed by soft plaster casting to hold the stretching in place. If clubfoot requires surgical treatment, bracing will be necessary during post-operative care. Preferred O & P Services offers orthotic treatments for pediatric patients suffering from clubfoot of other foot disorders.

Hip dysplasia and hip disorders: Hip dysplasia is the clinical term for hip dislocation. Hip dysplasia can be present at birth or develop over time and stems from multiple causes. Pediatric patients with hip dysplasia can benefit from bracing or harnessing of the hip. Preferred O & P Services offers orthotic treatments for pediatric patients suffering from hip dysplasia and other hip disorders.