Being an orthotics specialist is about solving problems. It's about finding ways to identify and address the root cause of joint pains such as knee pain, ankles, hips and back pain. Surgery often has an important place in addressing chronic joint pain, however we believe that it should be a last resort. Often the cause of the pain can be identified and corrected using orthotics such as back braces, callipers or shoe inserts to alleviate back pain for example. It's always a good idea to consult with an orthotics specialist before committing to surgery, and in cases where surgery is unavoidable, for your surgeon and orthotics specialist to work together to aid recovery. Back surgery can be very dangerous, moving or sitting incorrectly after a back operation could result in permanent damage, undoing all the good work your surgeon has done in the operating theatre. Here we can help by working with your surgeon to identify potential issues and how they can be prevented using an orthotic device such as a brace. If you have concerns and would like to optimise your recovery time, ask your surgeon to work with Roger Wolfson & Associates, we'll stand by your medical team from theatre if necessary, right throughout the recovery process.
Orthotic devices can be designed to prevent injuries, often used by professional athletes for example - or they can be designed to help the patient recover from an injury such as a broken bone or a sprain. The difference between what you can buy off the shelf at the chemist and what you get from orthotics professionals like Roger Wolfson & Associates is that we supply every orthotic device made to measure for maximum comfort and efficacy. You'll sometimes hear someone tell you that they bought a wrist brace (elbow support / back brace / ankle brace) from the chemist and it doesn't work, that's because it hasn't been fitted correctly. Every person is a little different and buying something off the shelf is a bit like buying a lottery ticket, you may get lucky but don't be surprised if you don't.
Backmate Back Brace and Spinal Support
Roger Wolfson is the inventor of the Backmate Back Brace and Spinal Support System that's helped many back pain sufferers. The device is ideal for people who's jobs demand that they sit behind a desk or in the car all day and this puts additional strain on their backs causing back pain. The Backmate fits on any chair and has an adjustable airbag that can be placed exactly where the patient needs it for maximum support. This device has also helped numerous patients in their road to recovery from back surgery.