Technological advances have given individuals with post-polio syndrome (PPS) and orthotists more choices in orthotic design and fabrication to sufficiently support and assist weakened lower extremities. The authors present a proposed classifica-tion system to facilitate healthcare providers in the clinical decision process that occurs during orthotic consideration and intervention of people with PPS. This system can possibly be adapted for application to other patient populations, as well. It is hoped that it can promote much needed research in the area of orthoses for evidence-based practice.
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