Building more sustainable
one patient at a time.
LAOS is the only provider making rehabilitation more affordable for all, helping people secure quality rehabilitative devices through our device rental program. We believe that everyone has the right to lead a dignified life and affordable access to rehabilitative medical services.
If our device doesn't change your life for the better, return it and we'll refund you 100%.
Orthotics are scientifically designed medical devices used to prevent and correct deformity, immobilize fracture for healing, support weak muscles, which ensures normal walking gait.
Our orthotics are classified into the following two segments, depending on the patient condition:
- Custom made are uniquely designed for a specific individual’s condition.
- Prefabricated are standard manufactured devices ordered over the counter.
We try to remember that medicine is for the patient. We try never to forget that medicine is for people. It is not for the profits. The profits follow, and if we remember that, they have never failed to appear. The better we have remembered it, the larger they have been.
Our services focus on the patient’s rehabilitation and ability to adjust to a new walking aid or orthotic and prosthetic device. This is achieved through our circular economy of zero waste by 2030.
We utilise state-of-the-art technology such as zero waste 3D printing to manufacture eco Orthotics and Prosthetic PaaS devices that exceed patient expectations. Furthermore, we utilise Products as a Service (rental) to control environmentally waste by maximising usage of devices and extract as much value as possible.
In addition, Ludada and Associates offers general maintenance and repair services, house calls or home rides when patients are in the early stages of assistive device use, as well as medico-legal services.
Lastly, we have recently adopted a device buyback program post recovery or post its life span from our patients as part of our circularity towards 2013.
When can I expect my device to be ready?
The timeframe depends on the materials used and an individual’s assessment/evaluation. Measuring or casting the residual limb to prepare the prosthetic depends on when the limb was lost. A recent amputee wears an elastic sock called a "shrinker” to bring down the swelling for two weeks. Only then can the prosthetist take measurements for the socket. After being measured, a diagnostic socket is worn for over a week. Should everything go well, we can prepare the prosthesis. We always remain in contact to inform you about the prosthesis status. Sometimes, several diagnostic fittings are done to ensure the prosthetic fits accurately. Orthotic devices can be purchased in mass because most of them are prefabricated, whereas others are designed according to requested specifications.
What shoes complement my orthosis (brace)?
Sneakers, takkies or any other type of flat walking shoe with velcro closures can be worn with a brace. Your shoe needs to have enough space to fit the brace inside. So choosing a shoe about half a size larger would be more comfortable.
Is it possible to drive with a brace?
You can speak to your family doctor or prosthetist/orthotist about driving with a brace. A prosthetist/orthotist can help you adjust your brace so that you can drive comfortably.
Do I need physical therapy and Or an Occupational Therapist?
The need for these differs in each case. For example, some patients require physical therapy after receiving an orthotic or prosthetic for gait training. While others need and Occupational therapist to improve activities of daily living when using a device.
Should a prosthetic hurt?
While it is normal to feel a bit of pressure radiating from the prosthetic socket near the limb, the prosthetic itself should not cause pain. However, if it does hurt, a prosthetist needs to evaluate the mechanics of the device to fit the prosthetic better.