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 is a person’s walking pattern. This pattern, or gait, is established through balance and the coordination of muscles in a persons legs, hips, and torso. A person’s gait can change as these muscles or body components change or are compromised. 

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