The Aim of the Treatment with an Orthosis
In general, the task of a modern orthosis is to compensate for lost muscular security in a way that restricts the patient as little as possible in their range of motion while gaining the necessary security through external forces. Security always takes priority.
The main goal of every treatment is to provide security when standing. In an orthosis, this is achieved by the use of supporting or stabilising functional elements. Modern functional elements in orthoses enable stability and maintain the dynamic physiological joint functions at the same time.
After ensuring sufficient security and stability, the next goal is to achieve a gait that is as physiological as possible. This can only be achieved if dynamic elements are incorporated into the orthosis without neglecting the supporting elements. A physiological gait is the supreme discipline for modern leg orthotics. If a suitable combination for a patient is found, secondary diseases, which are most commonly caused by a lack of movement and an unphysiological gait pattern, can be prevented.