The C-Brace is designed for those with a post-polio syndrome, have suffered a stroke, or have partial paralysis. Unlike other knee ankle foot orthosis (KAFOs) the C-Brace is an electronically controlled device which enables the user to walk with greater confidence and safety in a smoother pattern. By using a series of sensors the C-Brace gathers real time data and adjusts the support provided appropriately as you walk.

What are the indications for use of a C-Brace?

There are many indications for using a C-Brace. These include:

  • Reduced functionality of lower limbs
  • Partial paralysis
  • Spinal injury
  • Neurological impairment affecting the lower limbs

If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a C-Brace please contact us to discuss.

What conditions are C-Brace often used for?

The C-Brace is suitable for use with the following conditions:

  • Polio
  • Post polio syndrome
  • Incomplete paraplegia

This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a C-Brace please contact us to discuss.

What are the benefits of a C-Brace?

There are many benefits that come from using a C- Brace. These include:

  • Increased stability
  • Increased confidence
  • Increased mobility over a range of surfaces, inclines and declines
  • Natural walking patterns

Increased control over walking due to microprocessor computer collect data 50 times per second.

There are many benefits using a C-Brace to find out more please contact us to discuss.

What is the process to be receive a C-Brace?

The process to receive a C-Brace would be:

  • Assessment
  • Measuring / Casting
  • Fitting
  • Review

To establish whether the C-Brace is the correct orthosis for your needs your orthotist will complete an assessment. This will involve using a series of tests to assess your lower limb functionality including muscle strength and range of motion. If the C-Brace is deemed appropriate your orthotist will then take a series of measurements as well as a cast of your leg. The componentry of the C-Brace is attached via bespoke thigh, lower leg and foot shells, the cast of your leg will be used to model these shells to create the perfect fit. Once your complete C-Brace has been manufactured you will be required to attend a trial fitting, within this appointment your orthotist will make fine tuned adjustments to enable you to receive the most benefits from your C-Brace.

How do I arrange an assessment for a C-Brace?

To get in touch or arrange an appointment, you can call us at 0330 088 3949 or email office@orthotics.co.uk.

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