Freedom to grow
At Carolina Orthotics & Prosthetics, our pediatric specialists provide an encouraging environment where your child can grow successfully as they learn to live with their orthotic or prosthetic device. We understand the challenges your child can face and how important it is to have a care team you can count on.
Helping Children Play Without Limits
Carolina Orthotics & Prosthetics pediatric specialists are dedicated to improving children’s balance, stability, and movement.
Our board-certified orthotists work alongside parents and therapists to determine the best bracing solution for a child’s individual needs and lifestyle. Our accredited facilities offer a wide range of services addressing common conditions such as cerebral palsy, plagiocephaly, scoliosis, muscular dystrophy, toe-walking, and more.
Carolina Orthotics & Prosthetics offers a variety of pediatric helmet solutions. With innovative, customized, low-profile designs, our helmets are a unique alternative to dated foam helmets, setting a new treatment standard for cranial remolding therapy. When your patient needs cranial remolding therapy, place your trust in Carolina Orthotics & Prosthetics with the most advanced technology available today.
When it comes to prosthetic solutions, our specialists know that each child’s needs can vary widely. Because every child’s body size and weight constantly change, and children have different activity levels, athletic interests, and capabilities—a lot is taken into consideration with the design and development of pediatric prostheses.
Lower Limb Orthotics
Pediatric lower limb orthotics is a unique and exciting area of orthotics that requires exceptional clinical skills. We are able to interpret the needs of a child often voiced through a parent or caregiver while incorporating the functional requirements of the prescribing physician.
Pediatric Treatment Steps
Recommended Shoes for AFOs
Finding shoes that fit over an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) used to be very difficult, but there are now many options that satisfy this need. The links below contain shoes that are wider and deeper than typical designs, and some even have split-size shoe ordering options.
*Please note that insurance will not cover the costs of the shoes listed below.
For Billy Footwear, follow this process when you put the shoes on for the first time with your brace.
- Put on your AFO
- Unzip the shoe all the way, loosen up the laces a lot, and remove the insert
- Put the foot with the AFO in the shoe
- Zip up the shoe
- Lace up the shoe
From now on you should not have to untie and tie the shoes again.