07 February 2020
The London Orthotic Consultancy is increasing the range of treatments available at its Manchester clinic
From February, LOC’s Manchester clinic, which is based in the Podiatry and Orthotic Department of the University of Salford will be treating patients with Plagiocephaly/Flat head syndrome and Scoliosis in addition to its existing treatments for Pectus deformities and Club Foot.
The OSKAR Clinic (Optimal Segmental Kinematic Alignment approach to Rehabilitation), which is run in conjunction with Elaine Owen MBE MSc SRP MCSP and utilises the University’s Podiatry department’s Gait Laboratory, will also be run more frequently.
John Turner has joined LOC and will head up the expanded clinic. John has over 25 years of orthotic practise treating a broad range of adult and paediatric conditions. He has particularly specialised knowledge and experience in working with children with cerebral palsy. He is also a placement trainer for students of Prosthetics and Orthotics at the University. John is a member of BAPO and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.
Appointments at LOC’s Manchester clinic can be made by phoning 020 8974 9989 or by e-mail:[email protected]
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.
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.
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.
Since his new orthoses, his change has been remarkable. He is more mobile and can walk independently. Jason is now walking indoors and outdoors and is unrestricted. He is now properly enjoying the summer sunshine for the first time in a few years with no complaints of pain.
It has been a breath of fresh air – LOC’s ability to accommodate Sophie’s circumstances and manufacture her orthotics so quickly has taken a huge amount of potential stress away. Alan talks to Sophie as well - she looks forward to seeing him. He has even been able to fulfil her request to have her SMOs decorated with unicorns! It makes her feel special and much happier about wearing them.
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.
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:
We have the following facilities and amenities at our Bristol location:
For more information, visit Litfield House Medical Centre.
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,
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