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Mary Free Bed Orthotics Team

Injuries and disease impact people in various ways — physically, socially, psychologically, and even spiritually. The Mary Free Bed team works together to integrate your treatment to help you achieve the most independence possible. Depending on your specific condition, some, or all, of the following professionals may be a part of your care at Mary Free Bed.

Certified Orthotist (CO)

  • Evaluates the patient for the prescribed orthosis
  • Designs the appropriate orthosis by selecting from our extensive component inventory
  • Manages patient treatment by fitting and adjusting the orthosis for comfort

Orthotics Technician

  • Fabricates and repairs orthosis to be fit by a certified orthotist

Physiatrist (pronounced fizz-i-a-trist)

  • Physician specializing in rehabilitation medicine
  • Manages the treatment of each patient and coordinates the work of other professionals on the therapy team

Certified Pedorthist (CPed)

  • Evaluates below the ankle for the prescribed orthosis
  • Designs the appropriate orthosis
  • Manages patient treatment by fitting and adjusting the orthosis for comfort

Physical Therapist (PT)

  • Evaluates patient's balance, mobility, strength, and muscle function
  • Provides physical training and teaches techniques for everyday functioning

Occupational Therapist (OT)

  • Teaches techniques and skills for eating and drinking, dressing, toileting, bathing, hygiene, shopping, and laundry
  • Helps with fitting and customizing special adaptive equipment

Rehabilitation Nurse

  • Evaluates and monitors each patient
  • Develops care plans
  • Focuses on patient's self-care, comfort, and education
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