Orthotics – Lower Extremity
At Scheck & Siress, excellent patient care is a company priority. Our team is made up of highly experienced professionals who have the skills to provide effective orthotic solutions for you. Our team of practitioners is continually working to advance that care through research and education.
Scheck & Siress helps to train Physical Medicine and Rehab Physicians in coordination with RUSH University Medical Center, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, and Loyola University Medical Center. Graduates of our program now practice medicine across the United States. We also lead research studies that challenge the status quo and confirm better ways of helping people move more comfortably through advanced orthotic and prosthetic technology and materials.
Foot, Ankle, Knee and Hip Braces
Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO)
Our AFOs will be made in molded plastic or a variety of other materials. Straps, joints, springs and other modifications improve the function of many AFOs.
Carbon Fiber in Braces
Carbon Fiber is extremely light weight and strong. It can be used instead of plastic in ankle foot braces and other orthotic and prosthetic devices. Carbon Fiber even springs back when pushed, so it can offer some energy return for the AFO user.
FES for Foot Drop
For people who have Cerebral Palsy, MS or who suffered a stroke, traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury, Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) may be a solution to foot drop. We offer free appointments for people who want to know if FES will work for them. Just call!
Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis
Controls both front to back and side to side motion of the knee with a variety of options for knee joints. Stance-controlled KAFOs use new technology that helps certain patients.
Reciprocating Gait Orthosis
This HKAFO supports both legs and is designed to help the legs move back and forth, much like normal walking.
Stance Control KAFO
Technology has advanced enough to give Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO) users more mobility. New joints in the knee portion of the stance-control KAFO allow the person wearing it to bend their knee while walking and still have excellent support from their KAFO.
Hip Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis
To limit hip and knee movement, this device is worn from the waist to foot. Usually, it is connected at the waist and controls both legs for instability.
Lower Extremity Surgery and Trauma
Controlled Ankle Motion Walker
This boot is commonly worn after surgery, fractures, or tendon rupture. It allows you to walk while you heal.
Tibial and Femoral Fracture Brace
These both limit motion of the knee and ankle while supporting the leg during recovery from a fracture.
Limits joint movement and supports the knee while you heal from surgery or injury to the knee and surrounding ligaments.
Post-Op ROM Knee Orthosis
Limits ROM (range of motion) to only the amount of movement ordered by your doctor after surgery or fracture.
Hip Abduction Orthosis
Usually worn after hip surgery, this brace prevents dislocations as your muscles recover.