Find out what to expect when you come to hospital for your appointment with our orthotics service.

Before your appointment

Please wear or bring appropriate clothing to your appointment, as the orthotist will need to examine the affected limb or area. For example: with foot and ankle problems it is useful to come in trousers which can be easily rolled up, shorts or a skirt.

Remember to check your appointment letter for anything specific you have been asked to take with you. In addition, it would be helpful if you could bring the following:

  • Your full address and telephone number(s)
  • Your appointment card and appointment letter
  • Your GP’s name and address
  • Money to pay for any prescriptions, or an exemption card
  • A list of questions you may want to ask your consultant

During your appointment

You will normally be assessed either statically (seated or lying down) or dynamically (standing and/or walking). The orthotist will examine the affected limb or area.

We carry a small number of orthoses in stock which can be provided at your initial appointment. Other items may have to be specially ordered or made for you. The orthotist will discuss this with you.

After your appointment

If your orthoses must be specially ordered or made for you, these items will be provided to you at a follow up appointment.