The Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation “Dr Miroslav Zotović” celebrates 20 years since the founding of the Orthopedic Workshop.
As the referral and consultancy center, the Institute ”Dr Miroslav Zotović” has the expertise in highly specialized rehabilitation programs, such as the prosthetic fitting, application of the orthosis or other aids which support the independence and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Throughout decades the Institute persevered in the integrated rehabilitation service approach as it was proved that the rehabilitation and orthopedic technique are best functioning and serving the patients if they are “under the one roof”.
This important segment of rehabilitation services is closely linked to the history of the Institute as the Institute started as the orthopedic workshop, back in 1952, with a mission to meet the needs of the World War 2 veterans. For decades, the Orthopedic Workshop was developing together with the Institute.
Today, prosthetic and orthotic technicians are producing and applying many types of orthopedic aids and appliances which are used in the rehabilitation programs. The Workshop’s team is following the up-to- date production guidelines, using the modern, clinically approved materials and partnering with the world known producers in fields of prosthetic and orthotics.
The application of orthopedic aids is a complex process with the following key stages:
- Clinical team assessment (rehabilitation doctor / orthopedic surgeon, physiotherapist, occupation therapist, etc.).
- Selection and testing for the most appropriate aids
- Customized, high quality production of the orthopedic aid
- Team approach in the application and evaluation of the functionality