About orthotics

When you need an orthosis, the answer may not be an easy one. From a drugstore brace to an orthosis made just for you, the variables are nearly endless. This site was designed to help clarify the differences and help you start a conversation with the clinicians that work with you. Our goal at Ottobock is always the same, though – to help you be more independent and mobile in all that you chose to do.

Stacey hikes the Appalachian Trail with C-Braces

The quality of life gained from being upright and mobile is a medical necessity. That's Stacey Kozel's message to insurance companies as she hikes the 2,190 mile Appalachian Trail in bilateral C-Braces.

Stacey's story on The Washington Post

Orthotics 101

Learn more about topics that can help you make the most of your orthosis!

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