Orthotics & Prosthetics

We provide state-of-the-art services to adults and children requiring orthotic and prosthetic devices. It is our goal to be the provider of choice to all UMHS patients, both locally and state-wide, for their orthotic and prosthetic needs. The principal mission of UM Orthotics and Prosthetics Center is to serve this population of patients in a manner consistent with the primary mission of UMHS, including patient care, teaching, and research.

Orthotics

The University of Michigan Orthotics and Prosthetics Center (UMOPC) has established an orthotics program providing patients with state-of-the-art orthotic devices to support or control motion. The U of M Orthotic team closely observes, examines, and evaluates needs according to patient medical history and general physical condition.

From this assessment, the team designs, configures, and fabricates an orthosis according to the patient's needs, prescription, and functional abilities. Our success in executing successful orthotic management for individual patients is in providing customized care and prescription, matching personal lifestyles, and educating patients in the care and use of the orthosis.

Pedorthics

University of Michigan pedorthists design, fabricate, fit, and modify shoes and foot orthoses to lessen foot problems caused by:

  • Disease
  • Overuse
  • Injury

Our health care pedorthic team works toward long-term maintenance of healthy feet and prevention of foot damage. We encourage individuals with foot problems to visit their physician for a diagnosis and prescription. It is important to get a professional evaluation before a potential foot problem becomes a major one.

Prosthetics

We have established an upper limb as well as a lower limb prosthetic program based on research, experience, and expertise. The plan of care for prosthetic restoration may begin even before the patient's amputation. The U of M team follows through with patient:

  • Evaluation, according to patient medical history and general physical condition
  • Initial molding
  • Modification
  • Assessment of alignment, gait, and socket fit
  • Patient care
  • Patient education
  • U-CAN Amputee Support Group

Following a thorough patient evaluation, the team designs and fabricates a prosthesis that is most appropriate to the individual amputee's needs, from both a physiological and psychological perspective.

For more information:

To learn more about our services please visit the Orthotics and Prosthetics page on UofMhealth.org

Contact information

Address: 2850 S. Industrial Hwy, Ste 400  Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (See below for a map)

Phone: (734) 973-2400

EmailUMOPC Email

Feedback Survey

If you would like to provide feedback on your experience with O&P, please visit our patient survey page.

Locations

University of Michigan Orthotics and Prosthetics Center (UMOPC)
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
2850 S. Industrial Hwy, Ste 400
Ann Arbor, MI 48104