Prostheses are mechanical devices intended to replace missing limbs. The condition and shape of the remaining anatomy as well as the goals and capabilities of the individual patient will determine the degree of function and the appearance of the prosthesis. Prostheses are fitted externally to the remaining anatomy and may be taken on or off by the amputee at will.
You may require a prosthesis for your day to day life or for more specific tasks such as sports, recreational activities or work. You might want a prosthesis for appearance and to feel complete. Or for all of the above…
For best outcomes, you should consult a trained and accredited Prosthetist & Orthotist (P&O). A Prosthetist & Orthotist assesses, prescribes, manufactures and customises orthopaedic devices.
The Australian Orthotics and Prosthetics Association.
The Australian Orthotics and Prosthetics Association (AOPA) is the professional organisation for Australian Prosthetists and Orthotists. All members are required to hold a valid P&O degree, keep up to date with emerging research and technology (via CBD point system) and are obliged to adhere to the AOPA Code of Conduct
FÖRSTER DESIGN (AOPA member since 2012) offers a wide variety of prosthetic services. Please call 0402 942 770 or leave a message with your inquiry.