Orthotics are special shoe or heel inserts a doctor prescribes that are custom-made specifically for you. A doctor may prescribe orthotics to treat foot, leg, or back problems.
Orthotics can be part of a comprehensive treatment plan to address various symptoms, usually having to do with pain and discomfort of the feet and legs. Some of the goals a doctor may have for orthotic treatment include:
- correcting foot deformities
- helping the foot or ankle function better
- providing support to the ankle
- reducing the risks for further injuries
Orthotics are more than just a heel pad or shoe insert you can buy at most athletic stores. They’re highly customized shoe or heel inserts made for your feet. Your doctor will only recommend an orthotic if an off-the-shelf device or other treatments, such as exercises at home, haven’t proven effective.
Ridgeview has the products to meet your pain management and rehab needs. Whether you’re in need of something to help you recover following surgery or you’re managing a chronic condition, a wide array of products and the expertise to help you meet your needs is available.
Compression therapy has long been a preferred method of many to assist with managing a variety of chronic conditions. We offer a variety of compression options to help manage these conditions while keeping your personal style in mind. We offer a selection of Sigvaris compression garments. We can also work with other reputable manufacturers in the medical compression garment industry including BSN/Jobst, Juzo, and Solaris.
Off the Shelf Orthotics
Ridgeview offers ActiveWear by BSN/Essity for your everyday bracing needs and carries a large variety of bracing products in the showroom with competitive prices.
Cold Compression Therapy
Cold compression therapy is a proven method to assist in your recovery time from injuries or surgical procedures. Cold compression may also reduce the need for pain medication to manage chronic conditions. Ridgeview offers the Breg Polar Wave for rent or purchase. Whether it’s your back, knee, or ankle giving you trouble, we have the unit and sleeves to aid in your recovery and management.
Knee walkers reduce or eliminate the need for crutches after surgery or injury. Ridgeview has a variety of knee walkers, bariatric included, to help with your mobility.
Assisting with a variety of conditions including pain management, anxiety, and sleep, Ridgeview carries different options for your CBD requests. Our staff is trained and ready to assist you with choosing the most appropriate CBD solution to meet your needs.
Ridgeview Home Medical Equipment strives to keep you safe in your home. Whether you’re recovering from a recent surgery or managing at home due to a chronic medical condition, we offer solutions to help meet your needs.
Manual Hospital Beds
As the name indicates, a manual hospital bed does not come with an electric feature for making adjustments. You’ll need to use a manual hand crank to adjust the height and the angle of your hospital bed. It’s important to note that you need a fair amount of physical strength to operate this model. The patient or the caretaker needs to be able to use the crank to make adjustments. This is an ideal choice for those who don’t need to change the positioning too often.
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Semi-Electric Hospital Beds
Another option is a semi-electric hospital bed. This model is designed to allow you to electronically adjust the angles of your bed. If you need to lie down or sit up, you’ll be able to do so with an electronic remote. The motor allows you to adjust the head and foot of the bed. However, you’ll still need to use a manual crank for adjusting the height of your bed.
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Electric Hospital Beds
When it comes to the electric model, you’ll have the luxury of adjusting both the height and the angle electronically. No manual cranking is necessary. The motor is completely self-contained to reduce the noise level during operation. When the time comes to disassemble your hospital bed, you’ll have a quick and easy experience.
Manual Patient Lifts
Designed to assist in safely moving patients from one position or location within the home to another, manual patient lifts involve a hydraulic pump. The caregiver is required to use a hydraulic pump and sling to maneuver patient. These lifts are commonly referred to as Hoyer lifts, alluding to a name of some of the first lifts on the market.
Electric Patient Lifts
In similar fashion, electric patient lifts are often battery powered and provide the same benefits as a manual lift without the lifting. Relying instead on a battery powered solution, this style of patient lift is often most preferred by caregivers.
Stand-Up Patient Lifts
While traditional patient lifts typically rely on a four/six point sling and move a patient while in the sitting position, these standing lifts offer a different option. Patients that have some weight bearing capability or strength in their arms and legs can be assisted safely in to a standing position and moved from one position or location within the home to another.
Standing lifts are available in electric and manual, offering a wide array of options.
We offer products manufactured by Medline, Invacare, Drive, and others upon request.
While insurance coverage for these types of lift varies, Ridgeview Home Medical Equipment would be happy to work with you and your physician to help guide you towards the most appropriate solution.
Ridgeview Home Medical Equipment has a variety of Golden Technologies seat lift chairs on display in our showroom. If you’re just recovering from a surgery we also offer short-term rentals of our smaller, vinyl lift chairs.
Golden Technologies lift chairs are designed with a powerful lifting system, which allows the base and back of the chair to tilt forward. This movement gently guides the user back into a standing position. If you live with balance or mobility issues, this product can be extremely helpful. In addition to transitioning from sitting to standing, these products offer other great features as well. There are models that come with optional massage and heating settings. In addition to using your chair as an assistive device, it also serves as a way to relax and unwind.