In order to meet this principle, in-depth specialisation is required. The experts at POHLIG have been trained to a high standard in their specific sector. They focus intensively on researching the infirmity of the handicapped, driven by a vision of creating the best possible rehabilitation for them. The design requires interdisciplinary dialogue, thus guaranteeing the creation of products at the cutting edge of technology. Complex prostheses replace amputated limbs. The orthotics sector supports, corrects and activates the parts of the human body that are affected by disease.
The POHLIG organisation is considered to be Europe’s top company for compensation and correction of dynamic anomalies linked to articulation.
The products of orthopaedic technique have to adapt to the human body without creating pain for the patient. In order to obtain such a level of perfection, the orthopaedic technicians need to call on their own knowledge and sensitivity. Prostheses, orthoses and ortho-prostheses are shaped in a sculpted fashion, comparable to a work of art that is able to help patients regain a reasonable quality of life. Our aim is to re-establish bio-mechanical functions, by applying innovatory precision. Our specialists have succeeded in adapting the shape and colour of the aids, especially prostheses and orthoprostheses, to the requirements of the human body, in a way that is almost imperceptible to anyone not knowing there is a problem.
POHLIG is especially interested in orthopaedic treatment for children. This branch of the orthopaedic industry deals with the rehabilitation of rare diseases, such as Infantile Cerebral Palsy (ICP), spina bifida or myelomelingocele (MMC) or arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC). Furthermore, POHLIG has created an exclusive ring orthosis for repositioning the talus and/or dynamic equine foot. In 2005, the prize for scientific research was awarded to Dr Monique Baise (Clinic of Aschau) and to Kurt Pohlig for this invention. They were able to demonstrate the possibility of healing dynamic equine foot with an 83% probability of success (Med. Orth. Techn. 3. S. 7 – 33, 2005).
A further basic role of orthopaedic technique is attributed to silicone processing. In these cases, nature is presented as a guide model and, often in a fascinating way, encourages close collaboration between physicians and orthopaedic technicians. Obviously, the success of artificial compensation will also depend on specific cases, especially on the extent of the damage suffered by the individual. The sophisticated manual skills needed for this complex productive procedure are linked to intensive scientific activity and technological development. In this way, the POHLIG firm is now a leader in avant-garde silicone processing. This technique that started in Traunstein in Bavaria and is appreciated at international level, apart from excellent quality, also involves material advantages. The prices of many products are distinctly low compared to those of similar articles imported from the USA, which are also to some extent of lesser quality.
Patients not only come from all over Germany, but from almost all European countries. Very often, we at POHLIG are considered the “institution in charge” for the most complex cases and we are indeed proud to record this success.