We're thrilled to announce that Orthotic Prosthetic Center (OPC), a long-time leader in prosthetic care throughout Northern Virginia, has merged with MCOP. However, even though their name will be changing, OPC will still operate in the exact same manner it always has, providing the highest level of quality care to clients throughout Virginia.Learn More

Glossary of Terms

Learn about the mostly commonly used terms in prosthetics and orthotics industry.

Gait Training

The goal of almost every lower-limb amputee is to eventually walk normally again – or at least as close to normal as possible in relation to the severity of their amputation. This is where gait training comes in.

During rehabilitation, almost all lower-limb amputees will receive some form of gait training to help normalize their locomotive walking (gait) patterns. This type of training is usually provided by a physical therapist and can take place in a variety of settings, especially with a recently fitted prosthetic.

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