Orthotics

About

We treat and rehabilitate patients by providing an orthosis to aid movement, correct deformity and relieve discomfort. An orthosis is a device used to support, align, prevent or correct deformities and improve movement in parts of the body.

Othosis is designed to remedy or relieve a medical condition or disability and it may prevent the development of more disabling conditions.

Conditions and treatments

Our orthotics department provides the following services:  

  • the provision and fitting of orthoses, helmets, abdominal and spinal corsets, callipers, trusses, braces and footwear adaptation (both custom and stock)  
  • the provision and fitting of stock and custom footwear as clinically required both generally, and as part of a multidisciplinary service to dedicated diabetic foot clinics   
  • the provision and fitting of collar and hand splints, heel pads, simple inlays and internal shoe raise   
  • lymphoedema upper limb garment fitting and supply (for fluid retention and swelling in the lymph nodes)   
  • fitting of compression stockings and pressure garments   
  • the provision and fitting of temporary orthoses and corsets (abdominal and spinal)    
  • the provision and fitting of helmets and specialist neurological collars    
  • the assessment and provision of wigs  
  • children's orthotics (St Mary’s Hospital only)   

We aim to offer a continuing programme of maintenance, repair, reassessment and review of need once an orthosis has been supplied. Orthotics may be made to measure or off the shelf. We provide comprehensive and personalised advice to all our patients.