Introduction to M.O.P

The following is an introduction to M.O.P

M.O.P is a highly specialized technical rehabilitation health center.
M.O.P provides:

  • Clinical and technical knowledge
  • Clinical assessment of a patient  for consultation with the attending Physician
  • Skills in multiple engineering sciences

M.O.P requires the following training:

  • Tshwane University of Technology
  • National Diploma
  • B-Tech Degree
  • 12 Months Internship


What are Orthotics? Orthotics provide:

  • Correction of deformities
  • Assistance of growth in the corrected position by means of an Orthosis (Splint)

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There are different types of Orthotic devices namely:

  • Treatment devices
  • Protection device
  • Assistive device


A Prosthetic is a replacement of a limb or extremity manufactured to restore function and regain a life style. A Prosthesis is made for many different types of amputations at different levels with the Goal of a assistive device.

Four Prosthetic Legs

Orthotic & Prosthetic devices

Orthotic and Prosthetic devices are categorized as follows:

  • Lower Extremity Orthotics
  • Upper Extremity Orthotics
  • Spinal Orthotics
  • Lower Extremity Prosthetics
  • Upper Extremity Prosthetics
  • Specialized Devices

These devices are further categorized as:

Lower extremity orthotics

  • KAFO, (Knee-ankle-foot-orthosis)
  • Metal (Calliper)
  • Custom made plastic
  • Ankle Foot Orthoses metal(AFO)
  • Custom made plastic
  • Ankle Supports
  • speedbraces and aircast
  • Knee Ranger
  • Hinged Knee Brace and specialized knee braces
  • Tarso Pronator shoes (infants)
  • Moulded innersole (RS footscan)
  • Bedresting night splints
  • FP walker (moonboot)

Upper extremity orthotics


Carpal tunnel syndrome splint
Wrist Splint
thumb spica
Universal Arm Immobiliser and shoulder immobiliser
Elbow guard

Spinal orthotics

  • Abdominal Binder elastic
  • Lumbosacral Corset (LS)
  • Lumbodorsal Corset (LD)
  • S.O.M.I
  • Cervical Miami J
  • Bennet’s
  • TLSO
  • Halo
  • Corrective

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Lower extremity prosthetics

  • TT – Transtibial Prosthesis
  • PTS – Patella Tendon Supra Condylar
  • PTB – Patella Tendon Bearing
  • Conventional
  • Knee Disarticulating
  • TF – Transfemoral Prosthesis
  • Hemipelvectomy
  • Manufacturing process

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Upper extremity prothetics

  • Wrist Disarticulating
  • TR – Trans Radial
  • TH – Trans Humeral
  • Shoulder Disarticulating
  • Manufacturing process

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Specialized devices

  • Hernia Aid
  • CP Seating
  • Weight bearing orthoses
  • Pelvic Belt
  • Cranial Helmet
  • Bennet’s, TLSO custom made back bracing
  • Specialized wheelchairs, and standard
  • Wheelchairs and rental wheelchairs

Custom / pre-fabricated

  • Orthosis (plural: orthoses)
  • Fabricated with specifications
  • Different orthoses for direct support
  • Prefabricated orthoses
  • Sophisticated custom orthoses

We believe in restoring quality of life through technology