The Orthotic Service
What is orthotics?
Orthotics is a specialist field allied to medicine which focuses on the design, production and use of Orthoses.
Orthoses are devices which are applied externally to any part of the body in order to prevent or correct deformity, promote or improve function of the affected area, or assist in the reduction of pain.
A clinician that practices within the field of orthotics is called an orthotist.
"I used to have terrible pain at the balls of my feet for many years. Using orthotic insoles helped me get back on my feet. I now spend my time doing the things I enjoy, rather than worrying about my feet."
How can orthotics help?
Improve Body Mechanics
Using forces to improve biomechanics when standing, walking or taking part in sport
To reduce pain in weight bearing parts of the body
To help provide control of joints to prevent deformities that can occur from progressive conditions
To provide accommodation of deformities which may either create pain and discomfort or the possibility of the deformity becoming progressively worse
Assisting Joint Motion
When there is muscle weakness
Resisting Joint Motion
When the movement of a joint creates pain or instability
The Orthotics Service.
From an initial clinical assessment through to production and maintenance of an orthosis by our qualified technicians, our orthotics service is there from start to finish for patients.
We offer a streamlined service from first referral through to the fitting and supply of orthotic devices, with complete aftercare. The steps involved can be followed below.
This can be a self referral or made on your behalf from a healthcare professional.
Once we have your details, we can arrange for a private appointment at one of our clinics.
The will comprise of an assessment of the body when both static (not in motion) and dynamic (in motion). It can be either weight bearing or non-weight bearing and allows the clinician to observe any unusual joint positions and check for muscle strength. Other test may be performed which help in determining an appropriate prescription.
Using the skillbase of our clinicians and technicians, we use the most advanced, high grade materials to ensure the most appropriate products are created.
Orthosis Fitting and Supply
We ensure that our orthoses are accurate in fit and provide the highest levels of comfort, function and cosmesis.
This may mean more than one appointment will be necessary, particularly if the device is complex.
Repairs and Aftercare
We take pride in the provision of our orthotics service and are confident you will be satisfied with the end product. We offer complete aftercare to ensure you have efficient and effective repairs if needed.