Why Gibson Orthotics
BESPOKE ORTHOTIC TREATMENTS
An Orthotic Prosthetic Practice that provides bespoke Orthotic treatments for a wide range of adult and paediatric conditions with hard to find expertise in Compression Garment Therapy. At Gibson Orthotics’ we often work with individuals who present with rare, varied and complex conditions. With considerable experience in neurological and orthopaedic conditions, we can provide effective treatments that aid in mobility, rehabilitation, pain reduction and independence. Understanding long-term use requires each orthosis to be as comfortable and as functional as possible.
Accuracy of the initial diagnosis
KEY TO SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT
We ensure to provide the most accurate measurements and objective assessment of treatment outcomes. With our paediatric patients we believe children have just one childhood, During which they will develop their motor patterns and gait characteristics. Correctly prescribed and properly made orthotics have a vital role to play. Our bespoke orthoses are designed to enhance function and prevent contractures and deformity whilst children grow.
At Gibson Orthotics’ we work with the patient, family and members of the multidisciplinary team to determine the most appropriate Orthosis to help each child meet their personal goals.
KIRSTEN GIBSON BEGUN HER CAREER
as an Orthotist Prosthetist at one of the leading Trauma Hospitals in Africa. Quickly it become evident that there was a need for specialised orthotic services. Some years later Kirsten began specialising in neuro rehabilitation and orthopaedics. At this point Kirsten established numerous pediatric, neuro and orthopaedic clinics. Gibson Orthotics became a reality in 2015 where Kirsten followed her passion to establish bespoke orthotics services.
10 years experience
OWNER AND FOUNDER OF GIBSON ORTHOTICS
as an orthotist prosthetist and 2 years as an orthotic consultant. Her formal studies are Ndip in medical orthotics and prosthetics, BTech - medical orthotics prosthetics, certificate in 2 dimensional gait analysis, Elaine Owen trained in paediatric gait analysis and orthotic management, quality management and Medical Devices ISO: 13485 2016 . Gibson Orthotics will be expanding to new locations in March 2018. Consultations are by appointment only.
Our vision and mission
GIBSON ORTHOTICS VISION
is a tailor made consulting with bespoke orthotics, and treatment plans for every individual patient. Our Bracing is comfortable, thin, sometimes flexible and contoured with wrap-around support. Rather than bracing heavily, we would like the patient's’ limbs to experience as much useful movement as possible. Gibson Orthotics is all about continual improvement, keep an eye out on our several social media sites - come like us on Facebook, follow us on LinkedIn, and send us a tweet.
OUR MISSION IS TO ACHIEVE
COMPREHENSIVE, PROFESSIONAL, AND COLLABORATIVE ORTHOTIC TREATMENT WITH BESPOKE ORTHOTIC AND PROSTHETIC SERVICES.
WE OFFER HIGHLY SPECIALISED
As each and every individual patient has a full orthotic evaluation. With these evaluations you receive a tailored orthotic treatment programme. The evaluation and programme ensures that all Individuals involved in treatment, whether the patient, the parents, the physio or referring physician are all informed & involved in the orthotic treatment process. By following our bespoke protocols, the patient achieves the best outcomes.
FROM 2 DIMENSIONAL
patient evaluations, orthotic and prosthetic conceptualisation, design of orthotics, disability solution sculpting. Our patients cover a full range of ages, from paediatric to geriatric. With case loads covering both neurological and orthopaedic conditions.
Lymphology & Phlebology: Clinical Pictures & Orthotic Interventions
DURBAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY OCTOBER 2017
Course was presented over 2 days to Students composing of various aspects of Phlebolgy & Lymphology.
An Introduction; covering statistics, incidence, Definition and stages of development, mechanisms of action and treatment of Lymphoedema.
Paediatric Lower Limb Orthotic Devices:
Vascular Compression Therapy: A global perspective
DURBAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY: MAY 2016 & 2017
Vascular Compression Therapy is currently a globally recognised treatment of choice for recurrent venous leg ulcers.
In our modern society venous disorders are a widespread condition and the trend is increasing.
Scientific studies have shown that an estimated 50% of the population suffer from changes in the leg veins.
Paediatric Neurodevelopmental Orthotics
SOUTH AFRICAN NEURO DEVELOPMENTAL ASSOCIATION: PRESENTED 2018 TO THE SANDTA SOUTH GAUTENG BRANCH
Kirsten will be discussing the latest trends in paediatric neuro orthotics and their therapeutic links. How the Orthotist and Therapist can set goals together to enable the child to function optimally. Time will be given to discussing specific cases, including gait training and upper limb orthotics. Setting Orthotic Goals is only a small part of the larger rehabilitation process to improve function. To understand this larger rehabilitation process it is vital to understand that each of the individual Team Members have a role to play.
Orthotics are tool to enable greater function, and they will have a somewhat unimpressive impact on function and mobility if not paired with a great therapist, good home program and willing, compliant patients and parents. Optimal communication and transdisciplinary education occur when the patient, physician, Orthotist and therapist are all present for patient evaluation and long term follow ups. (Mainta)
An effective orthotic prescription summerizes medical issues related to the patient, details biomechanical functions desired and specifies key technical attributes of the desired orthosi.
Lower Limb Paediatric Orthotics: A Brief Overview
SOUTH AFRICAN ORTHOTIC & PROSTHETIC ASSOCIATION: SEPTEMBER 2016 SOUTH AFRICAN ORTHOTIC PROSTHETIC ASSOCIATION CONGRESS ON
A Brief Overview of Physical presentations of Paediatric Patients that warrant Orthotic Intervention.
In Practice, South African Orthotists often find treating paediatric orthotic patients challenging with a need for a standardised Paediatric Orthotic Clinical tool being evident.
The basis of such a tool should assist in Identification of several possible clinical presentations of patients who warrant lower limb orthotic treatment and subsequently enable an Orthotist to identify the possible indicated Orthosis for that physical presentation.
By creating a consistent, comprehensive and systematic process for evaluating and treating pediatric presentations we improve patient outcomes.
The presentation will give attendees a brief understanding of: