The field of orthotics encompasses any device used to support, correct or replace musculoskeletal functions lost due to a disability.

As in the prosthetic field, impressive strides have been made, and an amazing array of devices are now available, in custom-made or prefabricated designs to suit your personal requirements, your size and your shape.

Custom-Fit Orthoses

Although orthotic manufacturers provide orthoses in a range of standard sizes and shapes, which may be fitted to the patient with a minimum of adjustment, there are many that require very careful and specific customization to enable them to fit specific body contours. Even “off-the-shelf” orthoses should be fitted for you by a trained and qualified professional orthotist, who is experienced and educated in the different fitting processes, as well as experienced and skilled in dealing with the latest designs and techniques.

Custom-Designed Orthoses

When a physician prescribes a brace it is created specifically to fulfill a patient’s needs. Snell’s uses the latest in high tech, lightweight components to incorporate into a precision fitting orthosis that is tailored to achieve the best possible fit available.

Snell’s expertise extends to the newest designs in functional electrical and microprocessor orthotics, such as Walk-Aide, Bioness, SensorWalk and others.

Upper Extremity Components

There are many componetry options available to us in creating your custom limb:


This new technology helps patients to regain function of the leg or hand due to Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, or other central nervous system disorders. Function, freedom, and mobility are now within reach. Discover the NESS L300 Foot Drop System for people living with foot drop (drop foot), the NESS L300 Plus System for foot drop plus thigh weakness, and the NESS H200 Hand Rehabilitation System for hand paralysis therapy.

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The WalkAide

This device uses functional electrical stimulation to help patients who exhibit foot drop due to Brain or Spinal diseases or Trauma, such as Stroke (CVA), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Brain Tumor, or Cerebral Palsy (CP).

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GII Unloader Knee Orthosis – Lightweight, comfortable and easy to get on and off, the Unloader One knee brace is the ultimate in pain relief for osteoarthritis (OA) sufferers.

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Townsend Design

Custom Knee – Since 2001, Townsend Design has offered patients who have long-term mobility challenges the opportunity to be fit with brace designs that are lightweight, low profile, comfortable and more cosmetically attractive than traditional KAFOs and AFOs.  The design incorporates elements and hinge components into a wide range of shell configurations that provide stabilization and mobilitiy assistance for pateints who require a rigid orthosis to be functionally active.

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Cascade DAFO

Pediatric Mobility – Cascade’s entire focus is on the mobility challenges of patients. Products are primarily geared towards the pediatric patient, most of who have neuromuscular challenges, but many adults can also benefit from their innovative design concepts.

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Allard USA

We custom fit a number of Allard devices. Below are some of the more frequently utilized ones:
S.W.A.S.H. (standing-walking-and-sitting hip orthosis) is a hip stabilization and sitting orthosis

  • Can offer significant benefits for the non-ambulatory child
  • Can work for neuromuscular disorders other than just CP
  • Can work for children with severe involvement as well as mild

C.H.E.C.K. Knee Orthosis  – (Comfortable Hyper Extension Control Knee) is lightweight, low profile and thus less noticeable under clothing, and designed to follow the natural movement of the leg.

Toe-off AFO is a new generation Ankle-Foot-Orthosis. The design absorbs energy at heel strike and returns it at toe-off, restoring a more normal and dynamic gait. The benefits are the ability to walk further… with greater comfort… and with less impairment of gait pattern, if not normality, ToeOFF® is used in conventional shoes and is easy to put on and take off – just two straps attach it to the leg.

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Ultra Safe Step – This new AFO improves gait quality with less energy put forth by the wearer than traditional AFO’s.

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Otto Bock

Walk On AFO

  • Raises the foot while the leg swings through
  • Lightweight and stable
  • Helps achieve a more physiological, dynamic gait
  • Comfortable, low-profile desig ncomfort
  • Designed for active people

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Contact us by email at mail@snellsoandp.com or call toll-free 1-800-219-5273.