The Orthotic Management Program is a comprehensive service offering early intervention, evaluation and ongoing care for people with upper and lower limb paralysis caused by stroke and other conditions. Orthotic devices are braces designed to support or protect weakened or abnormal joints or limbs. The patient is evaluated by a highly specialized and experienced Orthotic Team including a physiatrist, physical therapist, and an orthotist. This team has over 75 years of combined experience caring for people with orthotic needs. From pediatrics to geriatrics, the JRI P&O Team can handle the most complex patients with medical, physical, and psychological challenges. The team is experienced in the highest levels of technology. Complete medical documentation to justify all componentry is provided to assure prompt delivery.
This extensively trained team will help you achieve your very best outcome and get back to the things you like to do! JFK JRI also offers a full service Driver Training Program to help you regain your independence and connection to the community.The annual First Swing clinic helps our patients return to recreational sports and fitness for a sense of wellness and improved quality of life.
Q: Do I need an Rx or referral to be seen by the P&O Team?
A: An Rx is not required, however, a referral is required if that is your insurance company’s policy.
Q: Will I be fitted with a orthosis during my evaluation appointment?
A: No, this is for an evaluation by the team to determine if a new device will meet your needs. If one is necessary then the physician will write an Rx for the orthosis.
Q: Should I bring my current orthosis to the evaluation?
A: Yes, you should bring any devices delivered to you in the last 10 years if possible.
Q. What happens after the Rx is written for a new orthosis?
A: The Rx is forwarded to the JFK/JRI Prosthetic & Orthotic Lab, on Talmadge Rd., and they will determine if your insurance requires pre-authorization. Once insurance approval is obtained, an appointment will be scheduled to begin custom fitting your orthotic device.
Q. Will I be able to get therapy after I receive my orthotic or prosthetic device?
A. Yes, Dr. Uustal will write a therapy prescription for you if therapy will be beneficial.