LOC Manchester

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.

LOC Manchester provides advice and treatment for a wide range of adult and paediatric lower limb conditions including:

​And provides non-surgical treatment for:

The clinic is run by Professor Saeed Forghany BSc, MSc, PhD in Orthotics & Prosthetics. Professor Forghany has over 24 years of experience in orthotics and immediately before joining LOC was a senior orthotist at NHS Wrexham Maelor Hospital. His special interests include Gait Analysis, CAD/CAM, footwear & foot orthoses and positional plagiocephaly.

Professor Forghany also knows Salford University very well as he is an Honorary Senior Lecturer, Centre for Health, Sport & Rehabilitation Sciences Research there. He is joint author of numerous peer reviewed articles in publications such as Journal of Foot & Ankle Research, Gait and Posture, and Journal of Rehabilitation Sciences and Research. He has presented at Prosthetics and Orthotics conferences around the world, at many he was the keynote speaker.

LOC’s Manchester clinic​ is also the base for our northern OSKAR clinic. OSKAR stands for the Optimal Segmental Kinematics and 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 and review appointments.

Clinic Facilities:

  • Gait Laboratory - available on Wednesdays

Parking: Please park in the Frederick Road car park. Please wait in the waiting area and Professor Forghany will come and meet you.

If this car park is full, please use:

Irwell Place car park, 41-42 Crescent, Salford, M5 4PE

Please note there is a 10-minute walk from this car park to our clinic so if possible and safe to do so you may want to drop the patient off prior to parking at Irwell Place.


Clinics at Manchester:

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

07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
Bank holidays

Please note that the last appointments on Tuesday and Wednesday are at 17.00.

To make an appointment at LOC Manchester, please call: 020 8974 9989 or email: [email protected]


Brian Blatchford building, London orthotic Consultancy at University of Salford

Brian Blatchford building, University of Salford

Waiting area in the Brian Blatchford building at the University of Salford

Brian Blatchford building waiting area

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.


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 Lucas's walking improves after just six months in his new AFOs

Cerebral palsy patient Lucas sees significant improvement in his walking after only six months in his new custom Ankle Foot Orthoses (AFOs), designed by Professor Saeed Forghany in our Manchester clinic. Hear how a detailed gait analysis and bespoke AFOs significantly improved Lucas's gait and comfort.

Freddie's plagiocephaly journey

Freddie’s positional plagiocephaly was treated successfully with the LOCBand Lite, going from 11mm to 2mm after four months in his helmet.

Natasha can walk again thanks to her new orthotics

Adult club foot (talipes) patient Natasha says, "I cannot stress how amazing my AFOs are and how they have changed so much for me. The support they give me allows me to walk without crutches outside the house for the first time in over fifteen years."

LOC’s Scoliosis Brace Prevents Polly’s Curve Getting Worse

Diagnosed with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis at 14 years old, Polly and mum Zoe looked to the LOC Scoliosis Brace to help her curve and avoid surgery at a later date.

London Orthotic Consultancy Opens New Clinic in Belfast

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Nina and Ella: identical twins treated for craniosynostosis

Mum Natalie shares her experience of having both her identical twins diagnosed with craniosynostosis. Ella and Nina had surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital before going through cranial remoulding therapy at the London Orthotic Consultancy.

Reciprocating Gait Orthosis gets Ted back on his feet again

See how a thorough gait analysis and a correctly-fitted, bespoke Reciprocating Gait Orthosis (RGO) helped Ted, a spinal surgery and cancer survivor, improve his rehabilitation and mobility goals, getting him back on his feet again.

Introducing our new slimline pectus brace

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