What we do
We treat and rehabilitate patients through the assessment and provision of an orthosis which will either remedy or relieve the condition, disability or developmental problem, and may prevent further deterioration of more disabling conditions. An orthosis is a brace or splint designed to support the limbs or spine to prevent or assist movement.
In addition we offer a continuing programme of maintenance, repair and reassessment of need, once the orthosis has been supplied.
Orthotists assess and treat a wide range of conditions, which include gait abnormalities, mobility problems and structural problems, and offers a wide range of experience covering clinical areas that include:
The orthotists work within a multdisciplinary team working with physiotherapists, podiatrists, nursing and technicians and in terms of performance management 95% of referrals have successful outcomes.
The department provides a vast range of orthotic hardware including footwear, functional foot orthoses, insoles, ankle orthoses, KAFO’s (full length callipers), spinal, head and neck, abdominal and hosiery etc.
When we are open
Adult clinics are held on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday morning and alternate Friday mornings.
Children’s clinics are held on Monday, Thursday afternoon and alternate Friday mornings.
Who you will meet
The team is led by the Orthotic Manager, Elaine Miller and Orthotic Assistant, Margaret Scanlan with our Orthotists John Farmer, Philip Jenkins and Marie Adlam, who are all committed to professional development and are registered with the Health Professions Council. (please add link)
Where to find us
You can find us on the ground floor in the main wing of the hospital in the Orthopaedic Outpatient Department plus we have a weekly outreach session at Ripon Community Hospital.
The children’s orthotic service is located in the Child Development Centre located in Strayside wing on the 2nd floor.
How to contact us
Telephone: 01423 553445
Related support groups / further links
Annual meetings of National Orthotics Officers (N.A.M.S.A.O.), and Yorkshire Regional Meetings are held twice a year.
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Information for our patients
Orthotics information on Repairs and Adaptations to Footwear
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