Orthotics UK is private orthotics service that provides patients with immediate access to the leading orthotic solutions. It is one of our primary goals to communicate clearly with our patients - with regards to the problems they are experiencing and with regards to their treatment options.
All of our assessments, fittings and reviews are carried out by a qualified HCPC and BAPO registered orthotists.
In your initial assessment your orthotist will ask you questions about the problems you have been experiencing and goals for the future. You may also be asked about any current devices you use and how you’ve been finding them. They will ask relevant questions about your lifestyle and ask you to give us a summary of any medical background they should know of. Your orthotist will ask you what you hope to achieve with your treatment and work with you to establish achievable goals for the future.
Your orthotist will then carry out a visual analysis. Depending on your needs this could consist of gait analysis, taking a look at the way you move or carry out everyday tasks or simply taking a look at the area of concern. If you currently use an orthotic device then your orthotist will ask to see it, and may wish to see how you walk or move with it on.
Your orthotist may take measurements at this point to help them to determine any causes for your pain or issues you have been experiencing and this is your opportunity to demonstrate and help them to understand anything that you need to discuss in more depth. If you have difficulties with your knees or feet then the orthotist may wish to take a look at the shoes you usually wear so it is advisable to come prepared with your usual shoes.
Your orthotist will then carry out a physical assessment which could involve them feeling the area for any irregularities, checking your strength and the range of movement of your joints to find out how well you can move your body both independently and with their help.
When your orthotist has completed your assessment, they will explain their findings to you. They will advise you of any problems they have identified and recommend ways to address them. We will take time to discuss your options thoroughly to come up with the best possible solution before going ahead.
If you have been recommended a bespoke orthotic, your orthotist will then take measurements so that your device can be made for you. This could involve taking a cast using plaster bandage, a scan using a special device for computer aided design, an impression of your foot using an impression box or using specialist measuring tools.
Should you, your insurance provider, doctor or any other party require a written report then we can provide this either to you or directly to a third party with your permission.
If you are a solicitor requiring a report then the first step is to call us. We will discuss your needs and arrange an assessment and report appropriately. We also work with case managers to ensure that their clients are provided with the highest possible quality of rehabilitative care.
After your appointment, you will receive a quotation for the cost of your new device. You will also receive information about our finance options to help offset the cost if necessary. As soon as we have the go ahead from you, our party can start to make your new device.
Most of the products we provide are custom made for each patient, so we will arrange a fitting appointment to allow you to come in when your device has been manufactured. In this appointment you will be able to test the device and your orthotist will observe you using it. They may carry out some fine tuning to the device, depending on what it is, and when they are happy that the device is working exactly as it’s supposed to and you’re comfortable using it, you will be free to take it home.
We work with other health professionals who are part of our multidisciplinary team as well as third parties. If you are currently seeing a clinician such as a physiotherapist then they are welcome to attend your session. If you would like a multidisciplinary assessment from one of our highly qualified team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrists, psychologists or personal trainers then we can arrange a joint session.
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