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3 Things I bet you didn't know about....Animal Tech

Posted in 3 Things I bet you didn't know @ Aug 2nd 2017 - By Elizabeth Cox, Animal Tech
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Animal Tech is an Australian based Prosthetic and Orthotic service for animals.

1. They are absolute experts at.....

Animal Tech is a specialised business in custom Prosthetics and Orthotics for Animals. 

Orthotics and prosthetics is the field of artificial limbs (prosthesis) and bracing (orthosis).  The Prosthetist/Orthotist at Animal Tech are qualified professionals in Prosthetics and Orthotics.  Orthotist/Prosthetist’s are experts at prescription, application and consultations regarding orthotic (bracing) and prosthetic (false limb) management for any animal. A Prosthetist/Orthotist also manufactures, fits and adjusts the custom made item.

Animal Tech provides the entire service of obtaining a custom made device. We will provide consultation, assessment, prescription based on clinical justification and biomechanical principles, casting (impression of the limb), manufacture/fabrication of the device and the fitting and adjustments of the device. This provides a streamline process to avoid any issues in casting errors, manufacture errors or fitting complications, allowing the trained expert to take care of the process for you. 


2. The one thing that makes them different from their competitors is....

Animal Tech is the first Prosthetic and Orthotic service dedicated to providing animals with alternative treatment options in Australia. Currently Animal Tech is the only Australian based prosthetic and orthotic service.

Animal Tech’s main difference from the American Prosthetic and Orthotic companies is being able to provide the entire service from consultation and casting to fitting of a custom device. Currently there are many issues with using American based companies. Animal Tech is able to simplify many of these issues, improve fits, provide timely service, adjustments etc. Animal Tech is able to provide the whole service, preventing these issues from arising by allowing the expert in Prosthetics and Orthotics to carry out the whole process and provide ongoing care and maintenance. The quicker turn around, improvement of fit and function has been yielding great outcome from our clients.

3. They can make your life easier by....

Animal Tech can make life easier for the Veterinary professional and pet owners by providing a complete Prosthetic and Orthotic service.  Animal Tech is a referral based clinic being able to provide consultations to the pet owners based on Veterinary referrals. From there Animal Tech’s Orthotist/Prosthetist will provide a complete service of prescription of an orthosis/prosthesis based from the referral, casting, manufacture and fitting of the device.  Alternatively Animal Tech can provide mobile or veterinary practice based appointments for complex issues, pre/post surgery, aggressive animals. This approach allows for a collaborative work with the Orthotist/Prosthetist and the Veterinarian to get the best prosthetic/orthotic outcome for the animal.

Animal Tech makes life easier by providing alternative treatment options.

Animal Tech’s orthoses are custom made and designed for each case they can be applied for numerous conditions and scenarios.

Orthoses are being used for pre and post surgery as rehabilitation devices to assist recovery, protection, stabilisation, wound protection and fracture stabilisation. They provide an alternative option when surgery is not applicable to provide stability and externally immobilising joints. They can also be used to accommodate limb deformities by stabilising the joints, prevent further progression of the deformity and improve weight bearing.

Commonly braced areas include Carpal joint, Stifle joint, Hock and Tarsal joints.

Prostheses are a great alternative to mobilising on 3 limbs as they improve weight distribution and protect the sound limb.

Animal Tech is passionate about delivering this field of service to the Veterinary industry with high quality products, seamless processes provided by an industry trained professional, devices that have a high level of fit and function leading to successful outcomes.

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