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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 of injury. 

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 Service here.

'I would like to thank all the staff for my treatment and their professionalism.'

Patient, Cardiology Department, Bishop Auckland Hospital