A SYNOPSIS: Support Services &Organizations for Prosthetics & Orthotics - MUKESH NAYAK

In their practice, Physiotherapists recurrently come across patients with disability or those affected by limb loss. As an integral part of the rehab team, it is important for a therapist to reassure them that they can have a very fulfilling and functional lifestyle no matter what circumstances have led to their problem. With a view to help your patients in their rehabilitation journey & enhance their quality of life, we present here useful information about various organizations & associations in India and across the globe that are working in the field of orthotics and prosthetics to help people with disability lead a better life. Website links have been provided wherever available for those who are interested to explore or know more about respective organizations.

Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) is a non-profit organization, working under the ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India. It was incorporated in 1972 to manufacture and supply artificial limb components and rehabilitation aids for the benefit of the physically handicapped and started production in 1976. The organization produces different types of quality aids and appliances that are required by orthopedically impaired, visually handicapped and/or hearing impaired persons.  The product range includes Orthotic and Prosthetic appliances for the upper and lower extremities, spinal braces, cervical collars, traction kits, and rehabilitation aids such as wheelchairs, axilla and elbow crutches, walking sticks, multi utility tri-wheelers, etc.  Finally, ALIMCO also provides special tools and equipment required for the fitment of Orthotic & Prosthetic assemblies by the Limb Fitting Centers. The company’s R&D labs are equipped with sophisticated machines, and there is a great deal of effort in product design and manufacture under rigorous quality control to ensure conformity to international quality standards.

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