Orthotics services supply and fit
insoles, helmets, splints, footwear and braces.
Orthoses are used to help improve
quality of life for patients who suffer with pain, to help
keep service users mobile and independent and they can
sometimes assist in preventing other treatments such as surgery.
Orthoses can also help with posture alignment and reduce the risk
Patients are first assessed by a
Physiotherapist who may then refer on into our Orthotics
Service. Each child who is
referred will be invited to attend an appointment in
one of the orthotics clinics (which are on once a week) to
have measurements taken for the prescription. Patients are
then later asked to come to clinic for their orthoses to be issued
to ensure that they are correctly fitted.
You can refer into the Orthotics
'I would like to thank all the staff for my treatment and their
Patient, Cardiology Department, Bishop Auckland Hospital