Rehabilitation and V-OP: A Team Approach With a Precedent

Human patients receiving a prescription orthosis or prosthesis work with a physical therapist to learn how to use the device properly. There is a common misconception that orthoses are static, causing muscle atrophy, diminished joint range of motion, and dependence on...

The V-OP Evaluation, Fitting, and Assessment Processes

A V-OP patient evaluation must be thorough enough to provide a specific device prescription. It must take into account the entire patient from a mechanical and physiological perspective in addition to a clear understanding of the primary injury. The V-OP examination...

V-OP 101: Getting Started

Why V-OP is Important to Your Practice Benefit to client and patient It provides diagnosis, treatment plan, medical support, and guidance for underserved population. It provides solutions where none existed before. It provides clients from obtaining inaccurate...

Prosthetics Basics and Subtotal Amputation

The current dogma goes something like this: “animals do great on 3 legs.” This position advocates for total limb amputation when catastrophic injury (e.g., crushing and degloving) or pathology (e.g., neoplasia) arises. However, the short- and long-term structural...

More on OrthoPets Media Process

We’ve just created a new document to help clients and vets with taking and sending photos and videos to us! Check out the full document here. OrthoPets Media Whether you are (a) sending in your case to get started, (b) fitting your device for the first time, or...