What are orthotics and prosthetics?

Orthotics are devices that support or correct parts of the body that are weak, injured or not working properly. Prosthetics are devices that replace missing body parts.

Orthotics and Prosthetics at Seattle Children’s

In growing children and teens, fitting orthotics and prosthetics is especially important. At Seattle Children's, we specialize in caring for children of all ages, from birth through age 21. Our team of experts supports your family through every stage of the process. We meet with you to assess your child's needs and goals; take careful measurements to ensure proper fit; build and fit your child's device; and follow up with you to make sure the device functions well as your child grows.

We may also suggest that your child be seen at 1 of our specialty clinics, including the Lower Limb Differences Clinic, the Cranial Helmet Clinic and the comprehensive Spine Program, which offers the Schroth method for the treatment of scoliosis.

Why choose Seattle Children’s Orthotics and Prosthetics?

Whether your child's needs are temporary or lifelong, our Orthotics and Prosthetics team will work with your family to assess and treat your child's unique situation and meet your family's goals.

  • At Seattle Children’s, your family has a full team behind you, from diagnosis through treatment and follow-up. From our appointment schedulers to our pediatric nurses, our team is specially trained to work with children and their families. Our facilities and equipment also reflect this kid-friendly, family-centered approach. 

  • Our team specializes in pediatrics and is accredited by the American Board for Certification in Prosthetics and Orthotics. We have expertise in assessing your child’s needs and fitting your child with an orthotic or prosthetic device to meet their goals. We custom make many of our devices and ensure they fit properly and work well as your child grows.

Conditions We Treat

At our clinic, we see children with many conditions, including:

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Contact Us

For more information, contact Orthotics and Prosthetics at 206-987-8448. If you would like an appointment, ask your child’s primary care provider for a referral.

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Paying for Care

Learn about paying for care at Seattle Children’s including insurance coverage, billing and financial assistance.