Orthotics are external devices that provide support and increase movement for kids who are born with or develop problems in their muscles, bones and/or joints. Orthotic devices can help correct or prevent problems, improve movement (like walking), reduce pain, and support the spine and upper or lower extremities (the arms, legs, etc.).
At Nemours, our certified pediatric orthotics specialists fit and make braces and other supports for kids. We work with the appropriate doctor or surgeon to figure out which orthotic device would work best and make sure it fits, feels and functions just right for your child.