Orthotic design is continuously improving and combined with the introduction of lighter materials, such as carbon fibre, functionality, comfort and fit are way ahead of where they were 5 years ago. The London Orthotic Consultancy is committed to providing its patients with the most up-to-date orthoses available; we are always assessing new and innovative products.
Our clinic in Kingston–upon–Thames remains our headquarters and provides clinical treatments for positional plagiocephaly/flat head syndrome, pectus deformities, posture-related back pain, scoliosis, club foot, sports injuries and for a wide variety of neurological conditions like cerebral palsy and spina bifida that can be treated with bespoke orthotics.
Below is a complete range of lower and upper limb orthotics; the majority we make ourselves and are bespoke for each patient we treat.
An Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO) is an orthotic or brace that encompasses the ankle and foot. The objective is to control the position and movement of the ankle. AFOs are used to support weak limbs; they can also be used to immobilise the ankle and lower leg to correct foot drop. They are the most commonly used Orthoses.
A KAFO is an entire leg orthosis that spans the knee, ankle and foot. It is prescribed to assist and stabilise the muscles of the leg, particularly for patients with muscle-weakening conditions or paralysis. The most common causes of muscle weakness are post-polio syndrome, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and spinal injury.
The Neuro Swing AFO has a unilateral ankle joint that is designed to be held within a carbon fibre construction. The joint has two springs, posterior and anterior. The springs can be altered in three ways. Resistance in the springs can be reduced or increased and range of movement can be altered as can the alignment of the ankle. The Neuro Swing system from Fior & Gentz enables us to return the patient’s gait pattern to one that is as near normal as possible.
The advent of carbon fibre has allowed the creation of a new range of specialised orthoses.
These are not only lighter and less bulky, but also more comfortable and much stronger than traditional, plastic types.
Weight reduction has an immediate positive clinical impact, particularly for patients with polio or post-polio syndrome.
Our headquarters in Kingston serves all of these clinics. To understand which location serves particular clinics, click on the location you would like to visit.
A gait anaylsis and a new bespoke carbon fibre knee ankle foot orthosis (KAFO) help Caroline walk in comfort again, following years of living with neurological dystonia and meralgia paraesthetica. She describes her new orthosis as “life-changing”.
Matilde travelled from Chile to LOC for bracing treatment for her adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Now, nearly a year and a half since she started wearing her brace, she has achieved near-total correction of the curvature of her spine. This is her scoliosis bracing story.
After only 6 months of wearing bespoke pectus braces from The London Orthotic Consultancy, Will started to notice a visible difference in his pectus carinatum.
After trying out several scoliosis braces in Romania, Ukraine and Turkey, Iulia begins treatment with the LOC Scoliosis Brace and is already seeing results in a matter of months. Here her mum, Raluca, describes how and why they came to LOC for her treatment.
Through bracing treatment with the dynamic chest compressor, Jack has achieved 90% correction in his pectus carinatum after only two months. Here, mum describes Jack's non-surgical treatment journey.
Baby Iyad's plagiocephaly was classed as 'severe' yet was treated in just 3 months of wearing the LOCband Lite helmet.
Baby Tal's mother explains why she insisted on getting the Cunningham Brace to treat her son’s club foot
A mother of one of our patients shares her perspective on what it's like being a parent to a child with spina bifida.