Orthotics & Prosthetics Services

Find the right fit for your orthotic and prosthetic device when you work with the Essentia's supportive, knowledgeable teams in Duluth, Minnesota, and Fargo, North Dakota.

What are Orthotics?

Orthotic devices help a part of the body work better and feel more comfortable. Common types include braces, helmets, and diabetic footwear.

What are Prosthetics?

A prosthesis is a device that replaces a body part. It can help you function better or improve your appearance. Examples include artificial limbs and breast forms. Your doctor may recommend a prosthetic device after a surgery, amputation, or injury.

Diabetic Shoes & Inserts

If you have diabetes or diabetic neuropathy, the right shoe style and size can help prevent sores and blisters. Partner with our expert team for comprehensive services, including customized footwear.

Breast Prosthetics

If you decide you don’t want breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, you might choose to use a breast form, or prosthetic breast, as an alternative. Depend on our specially trained team to help you choose breast prostheses that fit your body and lifestyle.

What to Expect

If your doctor gives you a referral or prescription for orthotic and prosthetic services, you’ll meet with a specialist who will:

  • Ask and answer questions
  • Verify that your insurance provider covers the service
  • Provide education about your device

Your provider may take measurements or create a mold or impression so you get a device that fits you. Your device most likely won’t be ready at your first consultation. You may need to visit multiple times to make sure the device fits and will work well for you.

Team-Based Care

Trust Essentia for objective, personalized recommendations on equipment and services. We work with other members of your care team—such as your primary care doctor, specialists like podiatrists and surgeons, and rehabilitation therapists—to make sure your device meets your needs.

Quality Care

Our staff includes specialists with certifications in orthotics and prosthetics and experience creating customized devices.

Cost

You’ll be billed only for the cost of your device. Your visits to see the orthotist or prosthetist are free. 

Ask for a Referral

You’ll need a referral from your primary care provider or a specialist for this service.