The London Orthotic Consultancy (LOC) is already recognised and referred to by a considerable number of Case Managers.
LOC can help if you have any clients with the following conditions:
LOC is passionate about orthotics and their capabilities to improve lives. The last five years have seen tremendous improvements in orthotic design. The advent of carbon fibre has allowed the creation of a new range of orthoses that are lighter and less bulky but also stronger than traditional makes. Weight reduction has an immediate positive clinical impact.
Our approach to the assessment of new patients is a holistic one, we look beyond the most obvious symptoms to investigate anything that is having an impact on the well-being of each individual so that we can provide a total package of care that will optimise rehabilitation.
We are fortunate to have gait laboratories in both our Kingston and Manchester clinics. These video vector facilities provide us with the capabilities to assess, prescribe and fine-tune our bespoke orthotics for the most complex conditions. They also provide an objective measurement of the progress being made over time and allow for minute adjustments to be made to the prescription.
We are committed to providing long term care to your clients so that you do not need to worry about them. So as a standard we will always adjust orthotics post fitting if your client feels that they are not quite right.
Director and lead orthotist Sam Walmsley was recently invited to speak to members of PPIPS (Paediatric Physiotherapists in Private Practice) about how LOC uses the OSKAR process to optimise its orthotic treatments for children with conditions like cerebral palsy. The PPIPS committee has kindly allowed us to share the video of Sam’s presentation to them.
At just over an hour long, it provides a succinct summary of OSKAR backed up by many patient case studies of how we use it to assess our patients, work out the correct prescription for the orthotics and then fine-tune them in our video vector gait lab.
The presentation is introduced by a member of the PPIPS committee, Gomz Murugesan, who specialises exclusively in the field of neurology and musculoskeletal conditions.
I have used LOC for many years, my clients always have a very positive experience. LOC is responsive, cost-effective and always goes the extra mile to ensure its orthotics provide the best possible outcome for each patient. They have the experience and the clinical knowledge to deal with clients who have very complex conditions. Their on-site manufacturing facility means that they are able to fine-tune their orthotics for optimum comfort on the spot.
I can now go a mile without having to stop, so it is a lot better and I’m walking in a regular pattern now. The orthotic fits perfectly because LOC took proper mouldings and photographs; they were very thorough.
Multidisciplinary teams in business will sit down together and discuss a project with all parties concerned, each adding their particular expertise and insight. This is what it is like at London Orthotic Consultancy (LOC) but on a more personal level: Teamwork is evident. The camaraderie and mutual respect are undeniable. The attention to the smallest achievement is uplifting.
Working with LOC and Elaine has been a great experience – they really take the time to look at your child and understand their individual challenges and needs. For parents who are in the same position that we were, I would say do your research – see what clinics are available near you and what the costs are, but my feeling is it’s worth every penny.
LOC’s video vector technology measures exactly where Austin’s weight is being distributed, how his hips are moving and how his legs are moving. It’s those insights that have made his new AFOs so effective. Even within a few days, LOC’s splints have had more impact on his independence of movement than anything else we have done.
After 10 years of daily physiotherapy and swimming, not to mention SDR, hamstring and tendon lengthening, we have finally achieved independent walking – it was a mother’s day gift that would take some beating.
If you would like to find out more about LOC or receive a detailed quotation on behalf of one of your clients, we have a dedicated member of our team – Ana – who will ensure your enquiry is dealt with speedily and efficiently. You may also wish to speak to one of our senior clinicians about one of your clients before beginning the referral process; Ana will arrange this for you. Please fill in the Request an Appointment form or if you prefer phone 020 8974 9989, ask to speak to Ana.
We have the following facilities and amenities at our Kingston Upon Thames location:
We also have the Gait Laboratory for orthotics patients and Onsite Manufacturing for speedy turnarounds and adjustments whilst you wait.
We have the following facilities and amenities at our Cambridge location:
For more information about The Beechwood Complementary Medical Practice, please visit The Beechwood Practice.
We have the following facilities and amenities at our Bristol location:
For more information, visit Litfield House Medical Centre.
We have the following facilities and amenities at our Romford location:
For more information about The Colin Dove Practice, please visti The Colin Dove Practice
LOC’s clinic is based in the University of Salford’s Podiatry Department and provides treatments for orthotics, scoliosis, pectus deformities, positional plagiocephaly and club foot.
It is also the base for LOC’s northern OSKAR clinic which is run by Sam Walmsley, clinical director of LOC, in conjunction with Elaine Owen MBE MSc SRP MCSP.
Due to COVID-19, we have had to temporarily close the Salford clinic and are operating out of another clinic in Bolton.
508 Blackburn Rd,
For more information, please visit The Good Health Centre
Another 3D printed LOCband Lite success story from Super Ollie, one of our little patients who has achieved brilliant results in just 5 months.
A new chapter starts in LOC’s bracing treatment for scoliosis
Tommy’s plagiocephaly success with LOCband Lite
LOCband Lite reduces Matisse’s plagiocephaly by eleven millimetres
Sam Walmsley discusses Pectus Treatment for Carinatrum and Excavatum at LOC with The Academy of Physical Medicine
To mark World Polio Day, here are some of LOC’s patients whose orthotic treatment has had a huge impact on their comfort, mobility, and independence.
Success stories for World Cerebral Palsy Day
Cerebral Palsy conditions, symptoms and how Orthotics can help