What are Orthotics?
An orthotic device (commonly known as a brace or splint) is an orthopedic device that is worn on the body. The purpose of an orthotic is to provide support, protection and/or improve function. There are a large variety of devices available depending on the diagnosis and physical needs of the individual. Foot orthotics are the most commonly made device for children who attend our clinic, however, we are also able to provide other products, including hand splints and knee immobilizers.
Innovative’s Orthotics Clinic
Innovative Services NW’s Pediatric Therapy offers an orthotics clinic twice a month to serve families in the Vancouver area. This clinic provides a unique opportunity for an orthotist and physical therapist to team up in evaluating children and teens. Together they consider both the orthopedic impairments and developmental needs to make the most appropriate orthotics recommendation.
Clinic Scheduling and Pricing
Evergreen Prosthetics & Orthotics comes to Innovative Services NW twice a month. Appointments are 1/2 hour. Insurance usually pays for the appointment, however, if insurance does not pay you may apply for a scholarship.
Assistance League® Southwest Washington (ALSW) Volunteers
ALSW researches community needs and then members volunteer their time to fund, and volunteer for philanthropic projects. Innovative’s Pediatric Therapy Center has been selected as one of their projects.
ALSW provides volunteers for each of the clinics to assist families as they fill out paperwork and become acquainted with the procedures for the clinic. ALSW also provides scholarships for families who have limited resources or are unable to recover the cost for the appointment from their insurance. Scholarship applications are available at the time of the clinic.
ALSW is a guild of the Assistance League®.