Today, new treatment concepts for modern orthotics are provided, which no longer restrain the neurological and anatomical functions but support them. The fundamentally new approach is a combination of the classic stabilising function and a dynamic approach, which both posed contending therapy approaches for a long time. With this new approach, neurological functions are activated or reactivated, which result in physiological functions taking over anatomical structures.
FIOR & GENTZ specialises in the development of mechanical joints, which, with their technology as well as the related sensors and electronics, make the production of modern leg orthoses possible. The development of orthosis joints and related components is consistently oriented towards the approach of combining dynamic and stabilising features.
FIOR & GENTZ creates new concepts and production techniques for the construction of modern orthoses for patients with paralyses of the lower extremities, which are embedded into holistic treatment strategies. At the same time, FIOR & GENTZ aims to establish a new treatment standard for patients, enabling them to join in the social day-to-day life, by teaching orthotists and qualified/trained experts worldwide.
The Orthosis Configurator calculates the demands for each individually produced orthosis based on the neurological and anatomical requirements of the clinical picture. This planning tool was developed by FIOR & GENTZ and is available free of charge and in its entirety for all users with access to the internet. It creates a recommendation for the production of a custom-made leg orthosis, which exactly matches the patient’s demands.
Maintaining or restoring the ability to stand and walk is the most important task of orthotists or qualified/trained experts. This ability shall eliminate or reduce the patient’s dependence on a wheelchair, walker or crutches, so that they can use their hands freely to do everyday things while standing or walking.