Lilac in our Gait Lab

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Lilac in our Gait Lab

BY Jon W

09 March 2021

LOC has been treating Lilac since 2018 following her SDR surgery for cerebral palsy. This recent article charts Lilac’s incredible journey. Her extraordinary progress has been possible thanks to her own courage, her family’s determination in fundraising for her with the support of Just4Children, and the targeted intervention of a number of professionals including our own team at LOC.

It’s fair to say that Lilac feels at home in our Kingston clinic!! While she was in the clinic, our lead orthotist Sam Walmsley made some minute adjustments to her existing AFOs and this short video explains the process.

Using our video vector Gait Laboratory as a diagnostic tool we can make tiny adjustments to orthotic prescriptions to improve gait and even posture, helping Lilac to ‘walk tall’. Having our own orthotics manufacturing unit on-site obviously helps as these bits of fine-tuning can be done during an appointment.

If you have a child with lower limb or neuro-muscular difficulties – perhaps caused by cerebral palsy, spina bifida or acquired brain injury, we may be able to help. Just contact LOC to discuss the options and book an appointment.

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We have the following facilities and amenities at our Kingston Upon Thames location:

  • Free parking
  • Wheelchair ramp
  • Disabled toilet
  • Baby changing facilities

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:

  • Free parking directly outside the clinic
  • Large Waiting Room
  • Free tea, coffee and water
  • No Toys (Due to Health & Safety Requirements of the clinic)
  • Baby changing space (In clinic room)
  • Fully wheelchair accessible
  • Short walk to Clifton Village centre for shops, restaurants & cafes

For more information, visit Litfield House Medical Centre.

We have the following facilities and amenities at our Romford location:

  • Large waiting room
  • Disabled access toilet


There is NO parking directly outside the clinic. These spaces are reserved for residents.

The nearest parking can be found at Billet Lane public pay & display opposite Queens Theatre, a 2-minute walk from the clinic.

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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,

Astley Bridge,




For more information, please visit The Good Health Centre 

Clothing worn is dependent on which clinic you are attending. You will be sent a letter detailing what clothing to wear along with all other details prior to any appointment at the clinic.