LOC Manchester

SPRING UPDATE: We have moved our Bolton clinic to Salford University and are now taking bookings.

LOC’s Manchester clinic is located in the Brian Blatchford Building on the University of Salford’s campus. Our clinic room is on the ground floor close to reception. The clinic is run by John Turner, a senior orthotist. John has over 25 years experience in orthotic practice, he has specialised knowledge and experience of working with children with Cerebral Palsy. He is also a placement trainer for students of Prosthetics and Orthotics at the University.

LOC’s clinic provides bespoke orthotic treatment for a wide range of adult and paediatric conditions including Positional Plagiocephaly, Pectus Excavatum and Carinatum. It is also the base for LOC’s northern OSKAR clinic; OSKAR stands for the Optimal Segmental Kinematic Alignment approach to Rehabilitation and is an evidence-based method of assessing and treating children with lower limb neurological conditions such as Cerebral Palsy and Spina Bifida. Our OSKAR clinic utilises the University’s Gait Laboratory to assess patients’ gait and walking patterns. The combination of the two means we can produce more accurate assessments and prescriptions resulting in the production of gold standard bespoke orthotics. We also have access to a well-equipped and substantial workshop on site so that we can fine-tune our orthotics for optimum comfort during the original fitting appointment or at review appointments.

Clinic Facilities:

  • Gait Laboratory

Parking: Please park in the Frederick Road car park.



Clinics at Manchester:

University of Salford
Brian Blatchford Building
Frederick Road
Salford, Manchester
M6 6PU

09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Bank holidays


Address: Brian Blatchford Building, University of Salford, Frederick Road, Salford, Manchester M6 6PU

Appointments at LOC’s Manchester clinic can be made by calling 020 8974 9989 or by email: [email protected]

Facilities at Manchester:

Gait Lab
Baby Changing Facilities
Wheelchair Ramp
Disabled Toilet




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.

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.