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Brooklyn Orthotist Solves Walking Problem with New Hi-Tech solution Phatbrace
Date:4/10/2013

Brooklyn, New York (PRWEB) April 10, 2013

Anyone who experiences an injury that influences their walking wants to eventually return back to normal. But for hospital executive Arthur Smith, walking had turned into a nightmare.

Mr. Smith had developed weakness in his legs due to a lower back condition that eventually required surgery. Shortly after his procedure he soon realized he was still unable to stand without leaning against a wall for fear of falling. The weakness made his standing unstable, and he experienced fatigue after walking short distances. What was most trying was the pain he experienced in his heels. He tried numerous therapies to strengthen his legs as well as trying different types of orthoses, but walking was still problematic. “Every step I took was difficult. Walking with a pronounced limp with my active life style was something I was not willing to accept. I was becoming more and more frustrated and there seemed to be no solution in sight. Fortunately, I met Jason Okin,” said Smith.

A Brooklyn native, Jason Okin is an American Board Certified Orthotist and Director of Clinical Services of CentiPede’s Orthotics and Prosthetics. An orthosis is a device that is externally applied to a part of the body to correct deformity, improve function, or relieve symptoms of a disease by supporting or assisting the neuro-musculo-skeletal system. He was educated at the prestigious Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey, California, long regarded as a top rehabilitation facility in the United States. Moreover, he was fortunate to study under the late

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