- Consultation and anamnesis
Accordingly, a first step is a detailed (free) consultation and anamnesis. Here we clarify together with our customers what is to be achieved by the respective aid and which functions are desired. During an initial examination or medical history, we not only get a picture of pre-existing conditions and limitations, but also check muscle status, malpositions and other limitations. We know that this is uncomfortable for some of our customers, so we place a lot of emphasis on empathy and sensitivity among our staff.
To ensure full functionality and support, it is usually indispensable to also take some measurements. In simpler cases, such as bandages, it may be sufficient to measure arm or leg lengths. In other cases very precise measurements are necessary. For this we use, for example, our 3D L.A.S.A.R. Posture, a modern diagnostic device for creating digital measurement images to assess your posture and physical status. These modern analysis devices enable adjustments to be made to the nearest millimeter in the next step. In turn, these few millimeters are often decisive for wearing comfort and functionality.
Based on the data obtained and of course also taking into account the wishes of our customers, the respective product is then manufactured or processed in our Ergonomic Care workshop. In the case of prostheses, for example, there is usually a basic product that is then adapted to the respective requirements. High-tech materials such as carbon, aramid and titanium are used, as are fabrics, wood or leather. Every prosthesis - right down to the color - is therefore ultimately a one-off, personally tailored to the customer and his or her abilities, needs and wishes.
- Fitting and modifications
Some aids, such as prostheses, require even several fittings. This is mainly to avoid problems such as chafing and the like. Our goal is your well-being, and we work on this until the final handover and beyond. If you have any problems with an Ergonomic Care product, you can always come to our workshop and we will try to solve the problem together with you.