Orthotics and prosthetics
Expert orthotics and prosthetics care in the Twin Cities
Getting the right orthotic or prosthetic device can be life changing. It can give you greater movement, support, comfort – and above all, the opportunity to do more of the things you love.
TRIA’s experienced team specializes in evaluating, fabricating and custom fitting orthopedic braces, orthotic devices and prosthetic devices (artificial limbs). We offer comprehensive services, including expertise in pediatric and diabetes care, as well as ongoing clinical evaluations and billing guidance for durable medical equipment (DME).
Together with your doctor, we’ll evaluate your condition, explain your options, and help you learn how to use and care for your new device. We’re dedicated to finding a solution that best fits your orthopedic needs – and your lifestyle.
Our certified orthotists, prosthetists and pedorthist are passionate about empowering our patients’ rehabilitation through products that support and improve their movement. We work to ensure all our devices, whether custom-made or off-the-shelf, provide an optimal fit for each person’s unique needs – helping to promote fast and effective healing.
Orthotic devices, also called orthoses, are used to treat a variety of orthopedic conditions by either adjusting or providing support for a certain part of the body. In some cases, orthoses provide stability (like insoles for shoes), while other times they’re used to limit movement in order to help something heal (like a neck brace).
Orthotic devices can be temporary or permanent, depending on the orthopedic condition and our care team’s recommendation.
Our specialists are experts at fabricating custom orthotic devices for a wide array of conditions. We also provide off-the-shelf options when a custom product isn’t necessary.
Conditions we treat with orthotics
- Neuromuscular and musculoskeletal disorders
- Fracture and post-surgery management
- Chronic weaknesses
- Drop foot
- Plantar fasciitis
- Preventive and corrective care
- Scoliosis and spinal conditions
- Sports injuries, sprains and strains
- Quadriceps weakness
Prosthetic devices, also called prostheses, are artificial limbs used to replace a body part due to a birth defect or amputation. Advancements in technology and medical research have made it possible for prostheses to look and move in a remarkably similar way to the body part they replace. Today’s prosthetic devices are also lighter, more comfortable and more functional than ever.
Our experts create custom prosthetic devices for patients of all ages. We’ll work with you to find or fabricate a prosthesis that will improve your movement, functionality, independence and quality of life.
What is durable medical equipment (DME)?
Durable medical equipment is any equipment that benefits patients with certain medical conditions or illnesses. DME consists of equipment that:
- Is primarily used to serve a medical purpose
- Is only useful to someone with an illness or injury
- Is ordered or prescribed by a physician
- Is reusable
- Can tolerate repeated use
Our team is here to help you navigate questions about insurance and the cost of your care and DME. Please call us at
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
The main difference between the two is that orthotic devices are used to support or adjust a certain body part, while prosthetic devices are used to replace a body part.
Our team is dedicated to working with you to ensure your new orthotic or prosthetic device is comfortable and fits well. If you have questions or need something adjusted, we welcome follow-up appointments to check that your device is meeting your needs.
We accept most health insurance plans, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, CIGNA, HealthPartners, Medica, Medicare, Medicare Advantage, PreferredOne and many others.
You can check with your insurance to see if your plan covers part or all of the services needed. Don’t have your card in front of you? Here are member services numbers to help you get started:
- HealthPartners Medicare plans:
Visit our contact page
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota:
800-244-6224(insurance through work); 866-494-2111(insurance directly or through the Exchange)
763-847-4477(in the Twin Cities); 800-997-1750(outside the metro area)