The Orthocare Place
Nestled in beautiful Irmo, SC our office seeks to take a unique, home-like approach to bracing, orthotics and prosthetics. The Orthocare Place delivers individual attention to fit, in fact our motto is “Fit for Health.” From fitting an AFO within a stability shoe to helping provide an adequate wound care dressing for an ulcer, The Orthocare Place adds professional expertise in a living-room style setting for the best of care. Our office carries a variety of bracing products, therapeutic shoes, compression therapies, custom orthotics and toe fillers, along with medical equipment and supplies. Our med spa assists with unsightly nails and calluses along with relaxing reflexology. The Orthocare Place is a clinical affiliate of Solutions Orthocare of Nashville, TN.
It all started in 1993 when Congress passed the Therapeutic Shoe Bill for diabetics. Working as the office manager for family-owned Middleburg Pharmacy and Diabetic supply company, Sion was put in charge of fitting diabetic patients for shoes. In 2004, the business merged with mid-sized Long’s Drugs. Sion soon became Director of Retail Services for Long Term Care overseeing twelve retail DME locations. In 2012 he started MedPoints Medical, a medical equipment supply company. In 2013 he purchased Foot Solutons of Columbia and lead that franchise for seven years until its closure in April 2020 following the COVID-19 pandemic. Out of the ashes of this tragedy, Sion was tapped to lead The Orthocare Place as a chief fitter and merged MedPoints to increase medical supply options. He is a member of AOPA, PFA, and has been a board member for the accrediting body BOC (2016-2020). He holds a certification in compression therapy from Sigvaris USA as well as Health Management Certification from The University of Oregon. He is a BOC certified pedorthist and brace specialist along with a CDME as a medical supply specialist.
He has been “fitting” for 25+ years.
The Keystone of Care
The kinetic chain starts with the foot. The foundation of proper footcare is key to proper mobility.
Foot Assessment and Alignment Analysis
Comfort & Therapeutic Shoes
Customized Arch Supports
Wound Care Supplies
Plantar Fasciitis Treatments
Medical Nails & Callous Treatments
Common Foot Problems We Treat
Diabetic Neuropathy can cause insensitivity or a loss of ability to feel pain, heat, and cold.
Foot injuries can be difficult to recognize because the foot is so unique and has so many parts. .
Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain.
A heel spur is an abnormal growth of the heel bone
A bunion is a bony protrusion or bump that can occur at the base of the big toe joint that causes friction and pain when wearing shoes.
Unattractive and sometimes painful patches of thick skin on your feet. This buildup is our body’s defence against excessive pressure and friction.
Corns are the small bumps on your toes that seem impossible to remove and are the result of shoe friction
Diabetics Need to Pay Special Attention to Their Feet
Do your calf muscles ache? Is the back of your heel and ankle swollen or tight?
Gout is a form of arthritis that is characterized by severe pain, swelling, redness and tenderness in a joint of the big toe
Posterior Tibial Tendonitis is a common ankle problem that can cause pain on the inner side of the foot and ankle.
Ingrown toenails occur when the toenail grows into the flesh rather than over it
Alignment for Longevity
Ankle support is imperative. Your ankle provides the motion that allows the foot to function.
Custom Alignment Inserts
Achilles Tendonitis Supports
Walking Boots & Off Loaders
Standing Secure on the trunks of Life
As the calf is the “second heart” pumping blood back up the chain, proper leg health is essential to wellness.
Venous Flow Assessments
Compression Hosiery & Socks
Wound Care Supplies
The knee is one of the largest and most complex joints of the body. Supporting function is critical to mobility.
Cool Exchange System
Back health is vital to serving the lower extremities.
Fit For Health
Ask Our Certified Medical Equipment Specialist For Options and In-Home Care Assessments
In Home Medical Supplies
Wound Care Supplies
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