Orthotists are registered healthcare professionals, who specialise in the assessment of the whole body for biomechanical problems and if appropriate may prescribe, measure, fit, or review, an Orthosis.
An Orthosis is an externally applied device. It may also be called a ‘brace’, or ‘splint’. Therapeutic footwear may also be used as an Orthosis.
The purpose and design of an Orthosis may change over time along with the changing needs of the patient.
In our Orthotic department, we also have Orthotic assistants who specialise in measuring/fitting and supplying hernia supports and specialist compression garments.
Different types of Orthotic Devices
Please see photographs below displaying different types of Orthotic devices that you may be prescribed by your Orthotist.