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Prosthetics & Orthotics

Our team of certified prosthetics and orthotics professionals work in close collaboration with your doctors and therapists to ensure that your customized devices meet all your needs. 

HOURS OF OPERATION

MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM
 

PHONE

815-226-0444
 

LOCATION

2629 CHARLES ST

ROCKFORD IL 61108
UNITED STATES

At Northern Prosthetics & Orthopedic, we recognize that each individual seeking a prosthetic or orthotic device comes with unique circumstances, needs, and aspirations to lead a fulfilling and impactful life.

 

Whether your requirement is a prosthetic leg for daily activities or a specialized device for competitive sports, our Clinicians and technicians are dedicated to custom-building a device that aligns with your body and your needs.

Unlike many prosthetic and orthotic providers who simply fulfill prescriptions, we pride ourselves on our expert clinical team. This team works in collaboration with you, your physician, and your therapists as a cohesive unit.

We are committed to closely working with you, offering tailored recommendations for your orthosis (brace) or prosthesis (artificial limb). At Northern Prosthetics & Orthopedic, we understand the significant benefits of personalized care in enhancing your recovery process.

 

Our Unique Services

Your Care Team at Northern Prosthetics & Orthopedic

If you were born with a limb difference, or if you have experienced limb loss, our prosthetists are dedicated to understanding you, your strengths, and your aspirations.

For those born with conditions like cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy, arthrogryposis, or those who have suffered a stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, or any condition affecting arm, leg, or spinal mobility, our orthotists are committed to assisting you.

Evaluation
During your first appointment with a prosthetist or orthotist at Northern Prosthetics & Orthopedic, you'll discuss your lifestyle, career, hobbies, plans, and expectations. The clinician will assess your current strength, range of motion, overall health, and the condition of your limbs.

Please bring any devices you currently use and wear clothes that provide access to the affected limb. After a thorough evaluation and device recommendation, the clinician will liaise with your doctor and insurance for approval.

Measurement and Impression-taking
In this session, possibly combined with the evaluation, precise measurements of your residual and unaffected limbs are taken. The clinician uses plaster or fiberglass for impressions. Within weeks, your device will be crafted from a model based on this impression.

Fitting
The fitting process, which may require multiple visits, is tailored to ensure comfort and proper alignment of your custom device. Your prosthetist or orthotist will monitor its functionality and make adjustments as necessary. After the final fitting, the device undergoes final fabrication at Northern Prosthetics & Orthopedic.

Delivery
When your device is ready, you'll collect it from Northern Prosthetics & Orthopedic. You'll be instructed on its operation, care, and maintenance, and given an initial wearing schedule to help your body adapt. It's also advised to arrange therapy sessions promptly to maximize the use of your new device.

Ongoing Care
As you adapt to your prosthetic or orthotic device, return visits to Northern Prosthetics & Orthopedic for adjustments or repairs may be necessary. If the device malfunctions or fits poorly, cease use and contact us for an evaluation and potential repair.

Prosthetics and Orthotics for Kids
We, at Northern Prosthetics & Orthopedic takes pride in its services for children needing orthotic and prosthetic care. We provide orthoses and prostheses for children with various conditions including amputation, spasticity, club foot, burns, and more.

Our Programs

 

Upper and Lower Limb Difference Program
The upper and lower limb prosthetic program at Northern Prosthetics & Orthopedic,  is renowned for its comprehensive services. They specialize in both upper and lower extremity prosthetics, providing a full range of orthoses and  artificial devices used to replace missing body parts. These prosthetics and orthotics are a crucial part of the rehabilitation process following an amputation or a stroke.

With advancements in technology, these devices are increasingly capable of simulating the function of the anatomical body parts they replace. 

Northern Prosthetics & Orthopedic stands out for its attention to detail and exceptional care for all patients. Our certified Prosthetists Orthotist and Pedorthist are committed to providing needs-based technology to offer the best care for patients​​.

Pediatrics
We work with children of every age, from birth and adolescence into adulthood. We help as your child grows and develops. We take time to get to know you and your family, collaborate with each other and share advice on helping your child thrive at each developmental stage.

Orthotic Clinic

The orthotic program at Northern Prosthetics & Orthopedic focuses on three key aspects:

  1. Diverse Orthotic Solutions: The program offers both prefabricated and custom-made orthoses, including wrist splints, knee braces, walking boots, and other devices for short-term needs. For long-term requirements, custom orthoses are meticulously crafted in their lab.

  2. Personalized Care for Various Conditions: We specialize in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions such as injuries, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and diabetic neuropathy, ensuring each device is tailored to the individual's specific needs.

  3. Focused on Comfort and Mobility: Each brace is fine-tuned and adjusted for optimal comfort and functionality, with the orthotist playing a crucial role in the patient's rehabilitation team to enhance or maintain mobility.

Northern Prosthetics & Orthopedic offers a wide range of orthotic devices. These include Foot Orthotics (FO’s), Ankle Foot Orthoses (AFO), Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses (KAFO), and Thoraco-Lumbo-Sacral Orthoses (TLSO). They are skilled in fabricating all prosthetic and orthotic devices in-house, allowing for any necessary modifications to be made by the practitioner who performed the evaluation. This ensures a personalized and precise approach to patient care​​.


Upper Limb Prosthetics Program

Northern Prosthetics & Orthopedic stands out as a leading facility in the field of prosthetics and orthotics, particularly in upper limb prosthetics. This facility specializes in both upper and lower extremity prosthetics, as well as various orthotic devices.  

 

In the realm of advanced upper limb prosthetics, Northern Prosthetics & Orthopedics incorporates cutting-edge technologies. One of their notable offerings is the TASKA™ prosthetic hand, which is celebrated for its water-resistant and versatile nature. It features 23 different grips, enabling users to perform a wide range of activities​​.

 

Additionally, we offer solutions from Touch Bionics, a leader in revolutionary technology for upper limb prosthetic devices​​. This integration of advanced technology in their prosthetics reflects our commitment to providing state-of-the-art care and enhancing the functional capabilities and quality of life for their patients.

 

Would you like to receive a complimentary in-person or online consultation with our clinical team?  Please contact us

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