WHAT WE OFFER
At Bristol Orthotics and Prosthetics we pride ourselves on using the latest in technology while embracing the craftsmanship used for generations. New advance techniques in casting and capturing the amputated limb shape, along with new ways of shaping and fitting the limb, have made life more comfortable, convenient, and better on the skin. Since the majority of our amputees are a result from diabetes or other vascular problems, skin care is our utmost concern. Below are some types of systems we use to care for the skin as well as make life easier when wearing a prosthetic limb.
•Gel Interface against the skin to protect the skin and add comfort as well as holding the prosthesis on.
•Pin Locking Systems for security and convenience of putting on and taking off the prosthesis.
•Suction Sockets for the most intimate fit.
•Elevated Vacuum Sockets for maintaining volume reducing skin problems and healing wounds.
•Carbon Fiber for weight-saving and energy-return.
•Computerized Knees and Feet for making a prosthesis act more like a human limb.
•Powered Upper Prosthesis for adding fine motor skills to daily living.
•Custom Cosmetic Finishing to make a person feel whole again when aesthetics are a major concern.
We take these features and combine them to make the exact type of arm or leg you desire. We work to educate and inform you so that you are part of the team-approach to making your prosthesis. We love when a customer has designed their limb using research they have done and know what type of device they are getting. This is the best way to return to life as an active participant. Most of the manufacturers we use allow a trial period on items, so you get the best of everything. Try it, and if you like it, keep it. If you don't, return it and try another until you are satisfied. Choice is a great thing!
At Bristol Orthotics and Prosthetics we offer the wide range of orthotic devices that blend both modern materials and old world craftsmanship. We offer techniques that were used in the early 1900's that people still value today, as well as 21st century technology and space-age design. All of these types of materials can be of value depending on the need for your orthotic device. Below are some of the designs and techniques we use to deliver the exact item that suits your needs.
•Carbon Fiber and Kevlar custom made and pre made devices for better energy return and lighter weight.
•Plastic, Metal, and Leather Devices that are more traditional but have their place still today based on your needs.
•Pre-made Orthotic Devices, or "off the shelf" devices, sized by a measurement when simpler items are needed.
•Spinal Bracing both pre-made and custom designed.
•Soft Goods: wrist and ankle splints, and knee sleeves.
•Contracture Control Products for post-surgery, after a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or dementia-related illnesses.
•Rehabilitation Bracing for getting you back to yourself again after an injury or surgery.
Each orthotic device we provide is designed for your comfort, mobility and safety in mind. We choose the correct item based on an order from your physician and work with your total health care team to provide you the very best care.
Compression Garments are required when the body either cannot control swelling, or the body needs assistance to maintain proper blood flow. It could be that you have varicose veins, a wound on your skin, edema, or lymphedema from surgery or disease. These diagnoses require the use of a garment that can "squeeze" fluids or blood to the correct location in the body. Depending on the measurement and the diagnosis these items can be custom-fit or off-the-shelf. We measure, fit, and show you how to care for and wear these items. Your doctor will decide what prescription you need, and we will measure you for the size. Upper extremity, lower extremity, or even for the head and torso, compression can help heal wounds or maintain normal size so the body can heal. We use many brands to have the exact product that suits your needs.
Diabetes is overtaking our nation and leaving a path of destruction behind. Bristol Orthotics and Prosthetics treats thousands of patients each year dealing with diabetes and its effects. Through wound care, office visits, and preventative care, we see most of our patients after a problem arises. Using diabetic footwear such as shoes and inserts is a great way to prevent or prolong skin breakdown and amputation. We are beginning to see the positive effects of catching wounds before they become an amputation. We use only custom molds from a patient mold inserts, which further ensures a great recovery, or better yet prevent a wound from happening. We use custom molded shoes, bracing, custom inserts, and extra depth diabetic shoes to prevent wounds or other skin issues from beginning. Our staff continues to learn through continuing education and through one-on-one encounters with patients and doctors to make sure we are providing the very best in care. We welcome you to visit in person, ask questions, and become one of our many success stories!
Our mastectomy consultants are certified and credentialed to take care of your needs both before and after breast removal. Whether you are fitted with a breast prosthesis, bra, or other type of garment, our professional staff take to heart what they do. We offer off-the-shelf breast prostheses, as well as custom-molded. Using silicone and fiber fill breast forms, they help you achieve a look and feel that gives you the confidence to face life head-on. Many women have returned to us for years because of the relationship our nurses have created with them. This is a difficult disease to face and we want to be there for you as you recover, and in the years to come!
Pedorthics is a group of assistive devices that are used to correct or control foot related injuries or problems. We use many different types of materials and techniques to correct a problem that you may have. We make all of our inserts for shoes in-house. Our technician has over a decade of experience. Along with our practitioners, we create devices from a mold of your foot or feet to fill the order your physician requested. We can adjust and modify these devices to help you be on your way. Since we are a fabricator and provider of these items our turnaround time is fast and we can create anything you can imagine. From shoe build ups, to in-shoe custom rigid foot orthotics, we can handle any job big or small. We cover pediatrics, geriatrics, and all ages in between! Ask about free graphic customization!
We also carry a wide selection of Braces
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Bristol: 553 Hwy 126, Bristol, TN 37620
Johnson City: 114 W Springbrook Dr, Johnson City, TN 37604
Kingsport: 921 Broad St, Kingsport, TN 37660
Abingdon: 445 Porterfield Hwy, Abingdon, VA 24210
Greeneville: 504 Justis Dr, Greeneville, TN 37745
Give us a call! 1 (800) 524-4447