The orthotic service provides treatment for a wide variety of patients, seeing both inpatients and outpatients. An orthotist's role is to assess, design, manufacture and fit orthoses. Orthoses are worn by patients to offer support, protection and/or correction to the musculoskeletal system, and to enhance mobility.
Specialist orthotists assess a patient's condition and work in collaboration with doctors, nurses and other allied health professionals to provide high level treatment for conditions such as spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, fracture management, cerebral palsy, developmental hip dysplasia, neurological conditions, foot disorders, skull deformities, arthritis and other pathologies.
Orthoses can be either individually custom-made or fitted as prefabricated devices. We strive to ensure comfort and fit, engaging with the patient to meet their health care needs, preferences and goals. All custom orthoses are manufactured on site.
Our orthotists regularly attend orthopaedic and rehabilitation clinics and are available to attend other outpatient clinics on request.