We have all experienced great challenges over the past 18 months, and we now face the frustrations of catching up. Our patients have experienced many delays through missed appointments and less rigid schedules. As a result, many children have lost range of motion and developed contractures that must be addressed for better mobility and improved quality of life.
Contractures result from a tightening of the skin, tendons, muscles, and nearby tissues. They can be caused by atypical movement patterns combined with rapid growth, a lack of continued therapy, an extended break, or an inconsistent schedule of wearing AFOs.
As healthcare professionals, what can we do to help these pediatric patients?
Transcend clinicians support the patient care team by providing contracture management orthotic devices to help stretch things in the right direction.