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Assistive Devices and Orthotics Used in Physical Therapy

Many products are available to improve a person's ability to walk and perform daily activities. Learn more about the different orthotics and assistive devices used in physical therapy to determine if a particular device is appropriate for you.

Cambell Cane for Walking
Product review of the Campbell Cane, a unique type of walking cane.

Does an Inversion Table Help Low Back Pain?
Inversion tables are devices to help with low back pain. But do they work?

Thera Band - Resistance Strengthening
Thera Band elastic resistance bands are an easy way to strengthen muscles in the home setting.

Ankle Foot Orthosis
An ankle foot orthosis, or AFO, is a device worn on the foot to help keep a neutral position of the ankle joint.

Do I Need a Knee Brace?
Do you need a brace after a knee injury or knee surgery? Learn more about knee braces and how to choose the right brace for you.

Crutch Positioning and Sizing
Proper crutch positioning and sizing is important for injury prevention as well as safe use.

Walking with Crutches
There are six types of patterns to use when walking with crutches. Learn these patterns and decide which is best for you.

Walking With a Cane
Learn how to walk safely with a cane on level surfaces.

How To Safely Walk Up and Down Stairs
Learn how to safely and correctly walk up and down stairs on an injured leg.

Types of Canes
A review of the different types of canes available will help you decided what cane is best for you.

How to Use Your Ambulatory Aid
Need advice on how to use your crutches, cane, or walker? The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons provides tips to make using your assistive device easy and safe.

A Guide To Back and Neck Braces
Review the various types of back and neck braces available for patient use.

Does Spinal Decompression Help Low Back Pain?
Spinal decompression for low back pain has been advertised as a new breakthrough in the treatment of low back pain. Does it really help low back pain?

How to Fold and Unfold a Wheelchair
Learn how to fold and unfold a manual folding type wheelchair so you can easily transport and store your wheelchair.

How to Properly Wear a Sling on Your Shoulder
Learn the proper way to put on and wear a shoulder sling.

The Gaitometer to Measure Your Gait
The Gaitometer is a smartphone application that is used to measure asymmetry in your gait while walking.

iMuscle Application
The iMuscle application can help you build a comprehensive rehabilitation routine.

How to Adjust a Cane
Learn how to properly adjust a cane to the proper height.

Over-the-Door-Traction for Neck Pain
Over-the-door traction is a great way to self-administer traction to treat your neck pain.

How to Properly Fit and Wear a Knee Brace
Learn how to properly fit and wear a knee brace after injury or after knee surgery.

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