The London Orthotic Consultancy (LOC) has unrivalled expertise in treating children. We work closely with the Portland Hospital - the UK's largest private children's hospital - receiving referrals from their paediatric physiotherapy team.
We recently saw their first selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) case and are asked to do regular ward visits at the hospital's children's unit. We run monthly clinic at our Kingston Gait Lab in conjunction with Elaine Owen, the world-renowned physiotherapist.
At LOC, we often work with children who present with rare, mixed and complicated conditions. Because of the breadth and depth of our clinician’s expertise we can provide effective treatments that aid rehabilitation and reduce pain.
Our Bespoke Orthoses are designed to enhance function and prevent contractures and deformity while children grow.
We understand that your child has just one childhood, during which they will develop their motor patterns and gait characteristics. Correctly prescribed and properly made orthotics have a vital role to play. We will adjust orthoses where possible to increase their lifespan as your child grows and develops.
Paediatric Conditions Treated
Cerebral palsy is the term used to describe a group of conditions that affect the movement of muscles and the posture of the body.
Hypermobility is the term used to describe the ability to move joints beyond the normal range of movement.
Pes planus is the loss of the medial longitudinal arch of the foot.
LOC has developed a reputation in the SDR community for its treatment and management of patients who have undergone this ground-breaking surgery.
Sever's disease is a condition that affects adolescents during their growth spurt in puberty. It is a painful inflammation of the growth plate in the heel bone.
Spina bifida is a birth defect of the neural tube, which is what eventually develops to form the spine and nervous system.
Transverse myelitis is a rare neurological disorder, with around 300 new cases of the disease recorded in the UK every year.