Government College University Faisalabad

Orthotics & Prosthetics

Basic Sciences Block, Old Campus
041-9201205
awaisbinanam@gcuf.edu.pk

Vision

To provide every person who needs a prosthesis (an artificial limb) or an orthosis (an orthopedic brace) access to that device, and, furthermore, they have the rehabilitation services needed to facilitate optimal recovery and functional independence.

Mission

To provide rehabilitation care for people who need prosthetic and orthotic (P & O) services by developing, operating, or supporting P&O clinics; by networking with other NGO’s; and by partnering individuals in need with service providers all over the world.

Introducation

Rehabilitation of persons with loco-motor disabilities or neuromuscular disorder is a team work, where Centre of attention is the person with disabilities. The team usually comprises of the Physical medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist (Physiatrist) who is usually the leader, Prosthetist and Orthotist, Physiotherapist, Occupational therapist, Social worker and Rehabilitation Nurse. Depending upon the need, other professionals like Orthopedic Surgeons, engineer, psychologist, geriatrist and other related professionals are also included in the team. The role of Prosthetist and Orthotist is important. Prosthetists and orthotists deal with the assessment, diagnosis and management of the whole of the body. Prosthetists provide artificial limbs (prostheses) to people who have all or part of a natural limb missing. Orthotists provide supportive braces and splints (orthoses) to people with various conditions of the limbs or spine.


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