Orthotics

Orthotics is a predominantly outpatient service with ward visits on request, providing a wide range of orthoses which are devices designed to align, prevent or correct deformities and improve the function of moveable parts of the body. The types of orthoses provided range from helmets to footwear, to both adults and children.

They may be provided to assist patients with lifelong conditions or on a temporary basis to patients either before or after surgery.

The main aim of the service is to enable patients to maintain mobility and independence, reducing strain on family/carers and deferring the need for surgery and social services care.