It is the purpose of DynamicBracingSolutions™ to provide solutions to
deficiencies in locomotion resulting from neuromuscular disorders on an
individual basis. Providing solutions that enable a person to reach their potential outcome. This is consistent with the
definition of Rehabilitation (to restore to a former capacity; to
restore to a state of efficiency; to restore to a condition of health
or useful and constructive activity). Perhaps the most important factor
is caring to make a difference.
Rehabilitation is really about people helping people to regain function
otherwise lost to disability.
This individual approach to treatment is fundamental to the philosophy of DynamicBracingSolutions™. It is the combination of caring, individual attention, the desire to improve rather than maintain, and the use of technology that makes our company unique. In the "old days", professionals had more time to relate to the people they treated; however, technology was limited. In the fast paced world of today, we have the technology but no longer have the time. We rely too heavily on technology to solve our problems. In the past, professionals had the time to care; today we must make the time to care. Each person is a unique individual, not a disease entity or a statistic to be treated in the same manner as everyone else!
It is our desire at DynamicBracingSolutions™ to attain the "best of both worlds" through a caring individualized approach and the use of modern technology. Science and technology are essential but without caring, there is no hope. It is HOPE that is the foundation of Rehabilitation! Without hope there is no solution. The team approach is necessary to obtain our goals and provide solutions requiring education, understanding and commitment on the part of every team member. The team includes the individual receiving treatment, the doctor, the orthotist and the physical therapist. All needs to work together at all times without variation.
The human body is an amazing thing that can adapt to any situation. There is an inherent or unconscious compensation to minor deficiencies and deformity that over time progress to become accepted and "normal" to the individual. These conditions, although isolated to a particular joint or muscle will ultimately affect the whole body. This all leads to a gradual loss of function. The sooner the deficiencies are addressed, the better the outcome or solution.
No one wants to wear a brace. This may be seen by individuals and professionals alike as a "failure or giving in to a problem." No one wants to wear glasses either except to see better. Most of us choose better vision in spite of our desire not to wear glasses. As in the case of eyeglasses, an orthosis needs to be designed specifically for the individual and improve on function rather than accommodate for it. Traditional generic designs are accommodative by design. Most patients want to improve. This paradox can be solved through education. Recognizing a problem is the first step. Looking for solutions and not accepting the status quo is the next step.
The rehabilitation approach offered by DynamicBracing-Solutions™ is not an end in itself. It does not cure the problem but offers solutions to the adverse affects of the problem. Change is often difficult and old habits are hard to break. It requires hard work and dedication on the part of every member of the team. If the individual receiving treatment is genuinely committed and subscribes to the philosophy and protocol offered by DynamicBracingSolutions™, then there is HOPE. Where there is hope, there is the potential for improvement. This improvement will then be consistent with the definition and goals of rehabilitation. It is about solutions to very complex problems.