Study touts benefits of orthotics, prosthetics

  • Article by: James Walsh , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 28, 2013 - 9:29 AM

A report by an amputee advocacy group said the devices, while expensive, lower costs in the long run.

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gzzurbAug. 28, 13 4:21 PM

It is difficult for people to understand the importance of keeping the body in as good as 'balance' as possible. Muscle overuse injuries are likely when someone has to struggle in order to get around - usually straining muscles that are attempting to compensate, for some shortcoming. Even in the case of a very well designed prosthetic there needs to be a greater focus on the use of therapeutic massage to maintain the greatest level of function possible.

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