Who Offers Pediatric Orthotics and Prosthetics in the greater Charlotte, NC Area?

Impact Orthopedics guides children and parents through the process

Do you have a child who needs a prosthetic in Charlotte, NC? Impact Orthopedics offers prosthetics and orthotics to adults and children in the area. Impact Kids, our pediatric prosthetic source, provides the same excellent service to children that we give adults. Your child will get personal attention and coordinated care so they end up with the right orthotic or prosthetic.

Set up an appointment at our office now to discuss your child’s needs with our professionals.

Turn to us for a kid-friendly experience

Our pediatric providers are skilled at helping children get the orthotic and prosthetic devices they need to enhance the mobility and functionality of their lives. We know that children need an extra touch of compassion, so you can expect us to:

  • Provide a comfortable environment
  • Explain the process in terms your child can understand
  • Keep you in the loop the entire time

Get in touch with us now to make sure your child’s individual prosthetic needs are met with pediatric orthotics in Charlotte, NC.

Impact Orthopedics provides custom pediatric orthotic and prosthetic devices! Please contact Impact to schedule a free consultation for your child or if you would like to know more about our pediatric orthotic and prosthetic services.

We make every attempt to schedule appointments at a time that is convenient for you!

Sub-Mo Open

Sub-Mo Open

Recommended for:
• Correctable subtalar instability
• Excessive pronation secondary to muscle laxity
• Bony or sensitive feet requiring a soft interface to cushion bony prominences
Not recommended for:
• Severe mid-foot instability

Sub-Mo Wrap

Sub-Mo Wrap

Recommended for:
• Correctable, subtalar and mid-foot deviations
• Excessive pronation secondary to muscle laxity
• Pre-walkers and new walkers
needing precise foot alignment to improve balance and functional skills
Not recommended for:
• Patients needing more proximal control to correct alignment

Supra Malleolar Orthosis (SMO)

Supra Malleolar Orthosis (SMO)

Recommended for:
• Significant forefoot, mid-foot, and subtalar instability
• Global foot deviations due to low or high tone
• Foot deviations that interfere with stance and balance
• Young children with significant foot instability that need free dorsiflexion and plantarflexion for crawling, pulling to stand, and squatting
Not recommended for:
• Knee flexion or extension instability • Persistent toe walking

Leaf Spring

Leaf Spring

Recommended for:
• Assisting dorsiflexion without completely limiting plantarflexion
• Clearance in swing and positioning of the foot for heel strike
• Stabilizing the foot and ankle without locking out all motion
• Severe pronation that cannot be managed with an SMO alone
• Weakness in both sagittal and coronal planes
Not recommended for:
• Knee flexion or extension instability

Leaf Spring-Combo

Leaf Spring-Combo

Recommended for:
• Resistance to plantarflexion with flexible dorsiflexion
• Mild hyperextension of the knee
• Toe walking
Not recommended for:
• Strong knee hyperextension
• Resisting dorsiflexion and/or reducing knee flexion

Plantar Blocker

Plantar Blocker

Recommended for:
• Restriction of plantarflexion (or dorsiflexion and plantarflexion when tibial strap is used)
• Knee hyperextension secondary to excessive plantarflexion
• Toe walking
• Transfers for non-ambulatory patients when used with a proximal strap
Not recommended for:
• Patients who benefit from having more sagittal plane flexibility
• Patients with knee flexion instability (when proximal strap is removed)

Full Blocker Combo

Full Blocker Combo

Recommended for:
• Weakness in dorsiflexors and plantarflexors with need for definitive foot alignment
• Post-operative positioning to balance and stabilize foot/ankle complex
• Pain in foot and ankle with motion
• Patients in transition between SMO and AFO
• AFO use during the day with SMO used after school
• Daytime use of SMO portion
alone with Combo used for stretching at night
Not recommended for:
• Patients needing free dorsiflexion and resistance to plantarflexion

Full Blocker Resting

Full Blocker Resting

Recommended for:
• Non-ambulatory positioning of foot/ankle complex
• Post-operative positioning
Not recommended for:
• Ambulatory patients
• Patients needing a more active and functional orthosis

Dorsi-free Overlap

Dorsi-free Overlap

Recommended for:
• Dorsiflexion weakness and mid-foot deviations with no knee flexion instability
• Toe walking
• Knee hyperextension
• Severe mid-foot and forefoot deviations (no plantar stop used)
Not recommended for:
• Knee flexion instability/crouch gait pattern

Dorsi-free Stretch

Dorsi-free Stretch

Recommended for:
• Increasing or maintaining dorsiflexion range with precise foot/ankle control
Not recommended for:
• Patients with range of motion limitation due to bony blocks
• Non-compliant patients

Articulating Wrap

Articulating Wrap

Recommended for:
• Dorsiflexion weakness with plantar block when a low profile orthosis is indicated
• Dorsiflexion weakness with good knee stability when plantar flexion is blocked
• Toe walking
• Knee hyperextension due to plantarflexion
Not recommended for:
• Knee flexion instability/crouch gait pattern
• Dorsiflexion tightness with mid-foot instability

Articulating Combo

Articulating Combo

Recommended for:
• Dorsiflexion weakness with mid-foot deviations and no knee flexion instability
• Toe walking
• Knee hyperextension due to plantarflexion
Not recommended for:
• Knee flexion instability/crouch gait pattern

Full Blocker Reactor

Full Blocker Reactor

Recommended for:
• Crouch stance secondary to weakness at ankles, knees and hips
• Knee flexion instability
• Loss of plantarflexors and quadriceps weakness
• Need for a mechanical knee extension moment in stance and possessing full range of motion at the knee and hip
Not recommended for:
• Patients who can benefit from dorsiflexion
• Crouch stance secondary to high tone
• Crouching accompanied by toe walking
• Uncorrectable crouching in stance secondary to knee and hip flexion tightness

Dorsi-blocker Reactor

Dorsi-blocker Reactor

Recommended for:
• Crouch stance/gait secondary to weak plantarflexors
• Knee flexion instability and crouching secondary to quadriceps weakness
• Patients who need a few degrees of dorsiflexion range to enhance functional skills on inclines, transitional movements, and play activities
Not recommended for:
• Crouching without any plantarflexion strength
• Crouching secondary to high tone

Transformer

Transformer

Recommended for:
• Precise control of dorsiflexion and plantarflexion range of motion
• Variable pathology that vacillates between remission and exacerbation
• Adjustable orthotic management sensitive to improving or deteriorating conditions
Not recommended for:
• Patients who do not require precise
control of dorsiflexion and/or plantarflexion