LOC Manufacturing

LOC Manufacturing is a wholly-owned subsidiary company of the London Orthotic Consultancy.

Since we opened in 2005 LOC has considerably expanded its in-house manufacturing capabilities and capacity. Over the years we have recruited a group of technicians who are both highly skilled and very experienced; we are now also bringing on our own younger recruits; each member of staff has a specific specialised skill that contributes to the quality of bespoke orthotics that are produced.

Because our manufacturing unit is on-site at our headquarters clinic in Kingston upon Thames we can offer patients many benefits. Our orthotists and technicians work closely together to produce the highest quality bespoke orthotics in the UK. We do not have to rely on outside suppliers, so we are able to exercise exacting quality control and produce even complex orthotics considerably faster – in some cases within 48 hours. The partnership of orthotist and technician means that quite subtle design requirements can be incorporated into each orthosis we produce. This can make all the difference in terms of fit and comfort and optimises the effect of the original orthotic prescription. Even at the fitting stage, we can fine-tune our orthotics quickly and easily.

SPECIALIST AREAS

Experienced Craftsmanship

Our manufacturing specialisms uphold the best traditions of craftsmanship in metalwork and leatherwork, as well as insoles, plaster and carbon fibre work.

 

Cutting Edge Techniques

We are also constantly innovating for the benefit of our patients, with new cutting-edge technology to aid both design and manufacture including:

  • CAD/CAM design and manufacture
  • Carbon Fibre Orthotics
  • Introducing Victor the 7-axis robot
  • CAD/CAM third party milling services provided by Victor

Robotic Technology at LOC

In 2020 ago LOC welcomed a new team member – Victor the robot! Victor, manufactured by Rodin4D, is a seven-axis CNC (Computer Numerical Control) milling machine that can precisely mill orthoses (orthotic/prosthetic moulds) in any direction and across any plane.

For the first time, we can design, model and manufacture trickier and unusual ergonomic orthotic (body) shapes onsite at our clinic in Kingston-upon-Thames. LOC is only the second location in the UK to have a robot with Victor’s capabilities.

Victor is also speeding up our LOCband design work. We already manufacture cranial remoulding helmets on site. Using Victor, though, we can scan the baby’s head and have a LOCband fitted the following day.

ENGO

 

 

Blister Prevention Patches

LOC Manufacturing also holds the exclusive rights for the distribution and marketing of ENGO ® Blister Prevention Patches, a unique preventative solution to foot blisters.

 

 

Our Manufacturing Team >

Since opening in 2005, LOC has considerably expanded its own manufacturing capabilities. We now manufacture the majority of the bespoke orthotics we fit ourselves. Our staff are fully qualified and highly-skilled technicians who have a vast amount of experience in the field of orthotics.

WHY CHOOSE LOC?

WHY CHOOSE LOC?

WHY CHOOSE LOC?
EVIDENCE BASED TREATMENT

EVIDENCE BASED TREATMENT

Where possible we provide orthotic treatments for specific conditions that are backed by published and peer-reviewed evidence.

CLINICAL CARE & EXPERTISE

CLINICAL CARE & EXPERTISE

Our team of experienced and highly qualified clinicians combine professionalism with a very high level of personal clinical care for their patients.

IN-HOUSE MANUFACTURING

IN-HOUSE MANUFACTURING

LOC manufactures the majority of the orthotics it fits itself. We do not have to rely on outside suppliers, so we are able to exercise exacting quality control.

OUTCOMES & MEASUREMENTS

OUTCOMES & MEASUREMENTS

We provide objective measurements pre and post-treatment to provide evidence of the successful outcome of the treatment provided.