Nelson P&O Laboratory
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Patient Care

Subsequent Visits

Initial Fitting

When you return to our office for your initial fitting, the practitioner will have you try on the device to determine if it fits properly and functions as it should. The practitioner will make any adjustments to your device as necessary. Depending on the type of device you are receiving and the complexity involved in adjusting or modifying it, the adjustments may be made immediately while you are at our office. However, some adjustments/modifications are more complicated and require more time to complete. If that is the case, you may have to return to our office for an additional or final fitting.

Final Fitting/Delivery

At the final fitting/delivery appointment, your practitioner will make any final adjustments that are necessary for your device to fit and function properly. Generally you will receive your device at this time and be able to take it home. The number of office visits that are required from your initial visit until the time you receive your device generally depends on the type of device you have been prescribed as well as your individual circumstances. Fittings, adjustments and modifications are specialized procedures that require expert skills from the practitioner, as well as patience and cooperation from the patient. We ask that you keep this in mind when going through the process so that we may provide you with a device that fits properly and allows you to function to your fullest potential.

Follow-Up Care

When you receive your orthosis or prosthesis, a follow-up visit will be scheduled to make sure the device is working properly and you are wearing it correctly. Additional follow-up visits and maintenance appointments will also be scheduled, based on the type of device and your individual needs.