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Helping Child Amputees Find a New Normal with Prosthetics

Children who lose a limb as a result of cancer or an accident seem to recover physically quite quickly, but they need individual support as they come to terms with being an amputee and a life with prosthetic limbs. There are many practical ways family members and loved ones can help child amputees, like staying focused [...]

By | July 5th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Helping Child Amputees Find a New Normal with Prosthetics

Custom Orthotic Relieves Foot Pain

When it comes to foot pain, custom orthotics are a fast and noninvasive solution for correcting alignment and malformations that are contributing to chronic pain. Too many Americans endure chronic foot pain when the solution can be as simple as getting fitted for custom orthotic inserts. The American Podiatric Medical Association estimates that almost 60 percent [...]

By | July 5th, 2017|Categories: orthotics|Comments Off on Custom Orthotic Relieves Foot Pain

Limbs4Life

Teter Orthotics & Prosthetics in Traverse City, Petoskey, and other Michigan locations support an innovative charity called Limbs4Life. Limbs4Life is an offshoot of Midwest Medical Mission, which has sent volunteer medical professionals to the Dominican Republic to provide healthcare to the poor. The focus of Limbs4Life is to provide artificial limbs and professional prosthesis fitting to [...]

By | July 5th, 2017|Categories: prosthesis|Comments Off on Limbs4Life

New Amputee – Exercise, Stretching, Orthosis

Exercise and stretching may help make your orthosis most effective, particularly for anyone suffering from a posterior tibial tendon issue or other discomforts. While orthosis technology offers people who require external support achieve an optimal position or improved motion, it can be very helpful to check with your orthotics or prostheses specialist in Traverse City, Cadillac, [...]

By | July 5th, 2017|Categories: orthosis|Comments Off on New Amputee – Exercise, Stretching, Orthosis

Concerns about Prosthesis

Never underestimate the importance of well-fitting prosthetics to your health and comfort. Here are some of the most common problems and concerns for daily living with prosthetics: ● Chafing ● Discomfort bearing weight ● Ongoing pain ● Perspiration of the residual limb ● Phantom pain ● Skin abrasions, including blisters or wounds ● Skin issues such [...]

By | March 5th, 2017|Categories: prosthesis|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Concerns about Prosthesis

Connected to Your Brain

Imagine a prosthesis that didn’t require a cup or socket system but was, instead, attached to titanium anchored to the bone and directly connected to nerves and muscles. It’s not just a sci-fi fiction kind of artificial limb now! Thanks to the combined efforts of biomedical engineer Max Ortiz Catalan, Sweden’s Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Chalmers Technological [...]

By | February 5th, 2017|Categories: prosthesis|Tags: |Comments Off on Connected to Your Brain

Orthotics Improving Arthritis Symptoms

Custom orthotics may be able to help alleviate some of the pain and discomfort associated with arthritis. Best of all, custom orthotics are a drug-free, long-term, and cost-effective treatment. Many extended healthcare plans cover at least a portion of the cost of custom orthotics (note that there’s a big difference between custom and over-the-counter orthotics). Statistics [...]

By | May 5th, 2017|Categories: orthotics|Tags: , |Comments Off on Orthotics Improving Arthritis Symptoms

Goals for Orthotic Treatment for Patients

Orthotics are a wonderful tool to help people with difficulties or conditions that impact their strength, stability, and quality of life. Wearing orthotic devices that have been professionally made and fitted by professionals like our orthotists in Traverse City, Cadillac, Petoskey and other Michigan locations can help with mobility and confidence. It’s our goal to help [...]

By | May 5th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Goals for Orthotic Treatment for Patients

Orthotic Foot Drop Device Makes Running a Reality

There is an amazing orthotic device that helps children with foot drop. Children with foot drop may have the condition because of disease, a physical condition, or an injury. Regardless of the cause of foot drop, orthotics may help children move more easily and with greater control. Many children who use an orthotic device called a [...]

By | July 5th, 2017|Categories: foot drop|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Orthotic Foot Drop Device Makes Running a Reality

Orthotics Help Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Orthotics are one treatment that can help those with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) improve their mobility. It is estimated that about 400,000 Americans have MS, a neurological disorder that currently has no cure. MS is unpredictable with a wide range of symptoms that vary among individuals. Symptoms not only differ in their severity, but they can flare [...]

By | June 5th, 2017|Categories: orthotics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Orthotics Help Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Post Stroke Orthotic Treatments

There are orthotic treatments available to help stroke survivors with mobility through treatment and rehabilitation and beyond. Our blood vessels carry oxygen and nutrients to the brain. A stroke occurs when there is a blockage caused by a clot (an ischemic stroke) or a rupture (a hemorrhagic stroke) that obstructs the flow of blood. When the [...]

By | July 5th, 2017|Categories: orthotics, stroke|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Post Stroke Orthotic Treatments

Prosthetics in the Olympics

Watching the Rio Summer 2016 Olympics showcased not only the incredible advancements in prosthetics available to athletes but also underscored that the only difference between Olympic and Paralympic athletes is that the latter are differently abled. They’re all amazing! Seeing the high level of competition among Paralympians is exciting and awe-inspiring. It was pretty sweet to [...]

By | October 5th, 2016|Categories: prosthesis|Tags: , |Comments Off on Prosthetics in the Olympics

Prosthesis Powered by Thought

What if you could send messages to a prosthesis the same way you communicate with the rest of your body? Thanks to Bluetooth technology an amputee in the Netherlands can. In April of this year, Jan Baggerman received an innovative new prosthesis that he is learning to control with his thoughts. Science Daily reported that Baggerman [...]

By | July 5th, 2017|Categories: prosthesis|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Prosthesis Powered by Thought

Grand Rapids Orthotic’s Specialist’s Orthotics Care Tips

Dos & Don’ts for Orthotic Care Your Grand Rapids orthotics specialists share tips for how to get your orthotics to last. DO ask your Certified Orthotist for advice regarding special care instructions for your orthotics. Different materials are used to make custom orthotics and care instructions will vary according to what is used. At Teter Orthotics [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Resources|Comments Off on Grand Rapids Orthotic’s Specialist’s Orthotics Care Tips

Prosthetics Lower Healthcare Costs

The results of a recently released study build a strong case for amputees to receive proper orthotic and prosthetic services, which is good news for clients of Teter’s Grand Rapids prosthetics division. Amputees that have proper fitting lower prosthetics are less likely to be injured and hospitalized and have lower overall medical bills. Researchers found that [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Resources|Comments Off on Prosthetics Lower Healthcare Costs

Traverse City Orthotics Specialists offer Pediatric Bioness

Traverse City orthotics company, Teter Orthotics & Prosthetics provides pediatric patients with the latest technological advancements to effectively treat foot drop. Children who are unable to lift their toes and the front part of the foot due to weak or paralyzed muscles experience difficulty walking. Their toes may drag and to compensate they often lift the [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Resources|Comments Off on Traverse City Orthotics Specialists offer Pediatric Bioness

Petoskey Orthotics Relieve Back Pain

Chronic back pain can be debilitating but thankfully Teter Orthotics & Prosthetic’s, Petoskey orthotics office has been successful at helping to reduce and even eliminate back pain. Teter’s Petoskey orthotics team specializes in correcting spinal misalignment and atypical gaits to redistribute your weight so that your hips, legs, ankles and feet can properly support your spine, [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Resources|Comments Off on Petoskey Orthotics Relieve Back Pain

Petoskey Prosthetics Benefit from Technology

Teter Orthotics & Prosthetics has seen impressive developments to prosthetic limbs during its 45 years in business, particularly in recent years with innovations in robotics and high tech industries. As prosthetics continue to become more technologically advanced they may also become more affordable. Just a decade ago electronic artificial limbs were heavy, unwieldy and easily broken. [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Resources|Comments Off on Petoskey Prosthetics Benefit from Technology

Michigan Orthotics & Prosthetics Association

Teter Orthotics & Prosthetics has been a leading Michigan Orthotics provider for over 45 years and is an active member of the Michigan Orthotics & Prosthetics Association. With 21 locations in the state of Michigan and over 50 professional staff, continuing education through the membership in the state professional association for our industry helps us continue [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Resources|Comments Off on Michigan Orthotics & Prosthetics Association

Michigan Orthotics – Knee Brace for Injury Prevention & Recovery

American athletes are using knee braces to effectively protect a weak knee while recuperating and to prevent injury. Some athletic sports leave players more at risk for knee injuries, like football. Statistics show that knee injuries are the single most common leg injury for college football players. Knee injuries are also the most reported injury among [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Resources|Comments Off on Michigan Orthotics – Knee Brace for Injury Prevention & Recovery

Michigan Orthotics – Knee Brace for Injury Prevention & Recovery

American athletes are using knee braces to effectively protect a weak knee while recuperating and to prevent injury. Some athletic sports leave players more at risk for knee injuries, like football. Statistics show that knee injuries are the single most common leg injury for college football players. Knee injuries are also the most reported injury among [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Resources, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Michigan Orthotics – Knee Brace for Injury Prevention & Recovery

Traverse City Orthotics – More than a Brace Futuristic Hand Rehabilitation

Traverse City orthotics for hands have been revolutionized by Bioness. Their cutting edge technology offers an incredible advancement in the orthotic brace, providing futuristic hand rehabilitation with incredible benefits for people who are trying to recover the use of a hand. Traverse City orthotics specialists at Teter Orthotics & Prosthetics have seen the results and are [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Resources, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Traverse City Orthotics – More than a Brace Futuristic Hand Rehabilitation

Traverse City Orthotics – Knee Brace Creates Stability for Healing

Traverse City orthotics specialists will tell you, that they proper type of well-fitted knee brace can help your knee heal after injury. It does this by creating stability to promote healing and limiting movement in a way that would create further injury. If you have sustained a knee injury and want to protect and support the [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Resources, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Traverse City Orthotics – Knee Brace Creates Stability for Healing

Traverse City Prosthetics Specialists Discuss Prosthetics for Adolescents

Adolescents who require prosthetics need to be properly fitted by Traverse City prosthetic specialists that really understand their needs. Children and teens are notorious for getting bumps and bruises, having unique ways of expressing themselves and working through emotional issues in their own way.  A professional Traverse City prosthetics specialist will understand this and help them [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Resources, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Traverse City Prosthetics Specialists Discuss Prosthetics for Adolescents

Grand Rapids Orthotics Specialists

Discuss Braces for Scoliosis For decades Grand Rapids orthotic specialists at Teter Orthotics & Prosthetics have been providing orthotic braces to treat milder forms of scoliosis diagnosed in young people. Scoliosis is a condition that arises when there is something wrong with the curve in the spine. It could be that the spine curves in an [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Resources, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Grand Rapids Orthotics Specialists

Traverse City Orthotics for Seniors

It is never too late to get relief from painful foot problems. For example Traverse City seniors can be fit with custom-designed orthotic inserts to help with a range of issues. The specialists at Teter Orthotics & Prosthetics, located on W. Front street, make the Traverse City orthotics available. The orthotics provider affectionately referred to as [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Resources, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Traverse City Orthotics for Seniors

Grand Rapids Orthotics Specialists Provide Custom Orthotics to Children

Children with mobility-limiting conditions can greatly benefit from custom orthotics. There are a range of conditions that leave children with impaired body function and limited independent activity including Cerebral Palsy, Mitochondrial disease and Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Grand Rapids orthotics specialists work to provide mobility, reduce pain and avoid deformity with custom orthotic braces. Some children with [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Grand Rapids Orthotics Specialists Provide Custom Orthotics to Children

Foot Drop Devices

Foot drop is appropriately named after the literal dropping of the front of the foot due to weakness, paralysis in the back of the lower leg or damage to the peroneal nerve.  People suffering from foot drop have to adapt their stride to compensate for the inability to lift the front of their foot sufficiently. They [...]

By | November 20th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Foot Drop Devices

Consider Orthotics

If you are suffering from foot pain, you may find relief from prescription orthotics. Too often people think they need to just endure regular foot pain, especially if they work in professions that require them to be on their feet for most of their working hours like wait staff, salespeople, or nurses. These problems may be [...]

By | November 4th, 2015|Categories: orthotics, Uncategorized|Tags: , |Comments Off on Consider Orthotics

Amputees Living Big

Adjusting to life with a prosthetic limb can be challenging, but advances in technology for artificial limbs are getting young amputees back in the game, competing in triathlons and on the dance floor. These inspiring stories have two things in common: osteosarcoma, a rare form of childhood bone cancer, and prosthetics that allow amputees continue to [...]

By | November 4th, 2015|Categories: prosthesis, Uncategorized|Tags: , |Comments Off on Amputees Living Big

Children Adjusting to Amputation

Children are remarkably resilient and most adjust quickly to prosthetics after amputation, however they do require special support through the rehabilitation process and as they grow.   Similarly, children born without one or more limbs will also require special practical and emotional support from birth through to adulthood. Prosthetics are not usually given to infants, but [...]

By | January 2nd, 2016|Categories: Insurance, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Children Adjusting to Amputation

New Prosthesis Technology Offers Hope to Veteran

What at one time seemed impossible is now a reality thanks to the incredible advancements in prosthesis technology: A veteran badly wounded in Afghanistan and left unable to walk has been able to take steps thanks to an exoskeleton custom-made by Israel-based company ReWalk and the support of brain researchers at Simon Fraser University (SFU).   [...]

By | January 2nd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on New Prosthesis Technology Offers Hope to Veteran

Considering Prosthetics

After amputation, the recovery process includes not only healing, but weighing all the various options for prosthetics available today. Recovering from surgery usually takes a few weeks, but once the surgical scar from the amputation has healed well, it’s time to begin the process of rehabilitation. Michigan residents are fortunate to have available the professional and [...]

By | January 2nd, 2016|Categories: orthotics, prosthesis, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Considering Prosthetics

Young Utah Amputee Determined to Keep Dancing

Life can change in an instant and it did for Alissa Siezemore when she was just seven and sustained a tragic injury - and it has again since her community rallied to purchase a special prosthesis that has the young dancer back in competitions. In 2014 when the young Vernal, Utah grade schooler was playing with [...]

By | March 4th, 2016|Categories: prosthesis, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Young Utah Amputee Determined to Keep Dancing

Orthotics – Custom vs. Drugstore

Many times Americans want quick and easy service, which is fine if it’s fast food or an oil change. However, if you need orthotics, it’s worth having them properly molded and custom-made to fit your feet. What’s the difference between custom orthotics and the over-the-counter brands you can find in drug stores in Traverse City, Cadillac, [...]

By | March 4th, 2016|Categories: orthotics, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Orthotics – Custom vs. Drugstore

Where Prosthetics are Headed

The leaps and bounds in prosthetic technology continue to amaze and give hope to anyone who requires a prosthesis. The latest prosthetic arm advancements we’ve read about are very inspiring - and sound like something out of science fiction. Nine-year-old Josh Cathcart of Dalgety Bay in Fife, who was born missing his right arm below the [...]

By | March 4th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Where Prosthetics are Headed

Ease Your Back Pain with Custom Orthotics

Don’t let back pain rule your life. There are various treatments for managing back pain and one many people overlook is custom orthotics.   Why would you do something for your feet if your back is what is giving you pain?  The answer lies in what our Traverse City orthotics specialists strive to achieve: proper alignment [...]

By | April 21st, 2016|Categories: orthotics, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Ease Your Back Pain with Custom Orthotics

Custom Orthotics for Nurses

It’s not too long till National Nurses Week (which runs each year from May 6th until Florence Nightingale’s birthday on May 12th). What can you do for nursing professionals you know and love? Get them custom orthotics. Forget flowers or chocolates! Although these might be appreciated, anyone who works 12-hour shifts standing and walking on hard [...]

By | April 21st, 2016|Categories: orthotics, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Custom Orthotics for Nurses

New Amputee – Prosthetic FAQ

For new amputees, figuring out life with prosthetics can seem overwhelming. Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) our prosthetic specialists in Traverse City, Cadillac, Petoskey and elsewhere in Michigan hear from many people adjusting to life after limb-loss: Do I have to use prosthetics? The choice is up to you. Prostheses are tools that replace [...]

Computers in Prosthetics

Advancements in prosthetics continue to explore options we once thought only possible in science fiction. Our prosthetic specialists in Traverse City, Cadillac, Petoskey, Marquette and other Michigan locations have seen a lot of changes over the last half century, but none more incredible than those made possible by increasingly sophisticated computer technology. Not only are prosthetic [...]

Adapting to Your Prosthesis

One of the most rewarding moments for our prosthetic specialists in Traverse City, Cadillac, Petoskey, or any of our more than 20 locations in Michigan, is when they help an amputee or cancer survivor really love using a new prosthesis. Adapting to a new prosthesis can be a challenge, particularly if you have lost a limb [...]

By | August 4th, 2016|Categories: prosthesis, Uncategorized|Tags: , |Comments Off on Adapting to Your Prosthesis

New Amputee – Exercise, Stretching & Orthosis

Exercise and stretching may help make your orthosis most effective, particularly for anyone suffering from a posterior tibial tendon issue or other discomfort. While orthosis technology offers people who require external support achieve an optimal position or improved motion, it can be very helpful to check with your orthotics or prostheses specialist in Traverse City, Cadillac, [...]

By | August 5th, 2016|Categories: orthosis, orthotics, prosthesis, Uncategorized|Tags: , |Comments Off on New Amputee – Exercise, Stretching & Orthosis

Prosthesis + Brain Technology

Connected to Your Brain Imagine a prosthesis that didn’t require a cup or socket system but was, instead, attached to titanium anchored to the bone and directly connected to nerves and muscles. It’s not just a sci-fi fiction kind of artificial limb now! Thanks to the combined efforts of biomedical engineer Max Ortiz Catalan, Sweden’s Sahlgrenska [...]

Your Prosthesis & Emotional Health

The staff at Teter Orthotics & Prosthetics understands that adapting to life with a prosthesis is more than just a physical journey; there are emotional challenges to navigate as well.   As with all things in life, the way people adapt to a life change like limb loss will vary greatly. There are many factors that [...]

By | November 4th, 2015|Categories: prosthesis, Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on Your Prosthesis & Emotional Health

Seniors Thrive with Prosthesis

Adapting to change can be a challenge, but with the right support seniors can adapt quickly to using a prosthesis after losing a limb. At Teter Orthotics & Prosthetics, our friendly, professional staff do much more than fit prosthetics. We ensure that our clients are comfortable and get the help they need to smoothly transition to [...]

By | October 30th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Seniors Thrive with Prosthesis

Diabetic Amputation FAQ

When diabetic amputation is the recommended treatment, Teter Orthotics & Prosthetics is able to help clients utilize prosthetic limbs to enrich their lives. The majority of Americans who require amputations have complications from diabetes as a result of vascular issues such as peripheral vascular disease (PVD). Others may have foot injuries that result in ulcers, which [...]

By | October 30th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Diabetic Amputation FAQ

Amputee Athletes

Unfortunately work accidents, car accidents, illness, and various other incidents result in the loss of limbs for many people. Whether a person lost their arm in a car accident or lost a foot due to uncontrolled diabetes, being an amputee completely changes the course of a person’s life. With the help of modern prosthetic devices, amputees [...]

By | November 20th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Amputee Athletes

Futuristic Prosthetics

Prosthetic is a word used to refer to an artificial body part. Prosthetics are used to replace body parts that have been lost or damaged due to disease, injury, or birth defects. Although robotic limbs and “replacement” body parts may seem futuristic, the use of prosthetic limbs actually dates back to the ancient Egyptians. The Egyptians [...]

By | November 20th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Futuristic Prosthetics

Pediatric walkaide

Children Prefer WalkAide over AFO The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently published the first study evaluating the WalkAide System on children diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. The study titled "Acceptability and effectiveness of a foot drop stimulator in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy" is now available online and will be published in the upcoming issue [...]

By | November 20th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Pediatric walkaide

Bioness Foot Drop System

Traverse City, patient, Elizabeth Wallaker has seen tremendous results after she visited Teter Orthotics and prosthetics for her foot drop. Foot drop is the dropping of the forefoot due to weakness or in other words, difficulty lifting the front part of the foot. Foot drop can be caused by nerve or muscle damage, nerve or muscle [...]

By | November 20th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bioness Foot Drop System