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One of our patients showed their love for the 49ers by adding a little red and gold to their AFO. We will do whatever we can to make our patients happy here at Sierra Orthopedic. Sierra...

At Sierra Orthopedic Laboratory Inc., we create braces for all ages. From infants to adults, Sierra is the best place to go for Orthotics and Prosthetics. Check out a Pediatric KAFO that was just...

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Doble Chiropractic & Upper Cervical Care
Richard Doble Jr., D.C., Rochelle Doble
285 Neva Street
Sebastopol C. 95472
(707) 823-9355
The adaptation to the loss of a limb is an extremely difficult process.  During this process the pelvis, spine and head on top of the spine must shift and adapt to a new position.   Muscles compensate, some muscles atrophy from disuse and some muscles hypertrophy from more use.  According to research back and pelvic pain is as common and severe as phantom pain is, in people who have had leg amputations.

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More often than not, when I am doing an initial evaluation of a patient for scoliosis, a parent will ask, “Is there something I could have done to prevent this from happening to my child?” The majority of the time the answer to the question is, “No.” That being said, I usually go on to explain the different types of scoliosis, what is happening to their child anatomically, and more importantly the types of orthoses designed to treat their specific type of scoliosis.

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Patient Profiles

My name is Gary. I am 21 years old and I am a right knee disarticulation amputee.  I lost my leg to osteosarcoma when I was 14, by that time I had undergone several unsuccessful limb- salvage...


My name is Rob. In June of 2014 I was riding home on my motorcycle when a car crossed over into my lane, I was not able to get out of the way and was hit head on. Miraculously I was not killed but...

Ramona has a long history of spinal problems which have caused significant weakness and paralysis in lower extremities. She utilizes bilateral custom molded knee ankle foot orthoses (KAFO’s...