What is Orthotics?
Orthotics is a specialist medical discipline in which external orthoses or braces and supports are designed and fitted to an individual to provide one or more of the following:
- correction or prevention of a physical deformity;
- stabilisation of a joint or joints;
- reduction of pain;
- improvement in mobility or performance;
- reduction in the risk of injury.
LOC manufactures the majority of orthoses that it prescribes and fits. The primary advantage is quality control. The direct involvement of the clinician in the process means that quite subtle design requirements can be incorporated into the manufacturing process. This makes all the difference in terms of fit and comfort.
LOC’s Kingston clinic has been specifically designed so that we can assess, cast, manufacture and fit all of our orthotics at the clinic. Any fine tuning adjustments can be done while you wait.