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Paediatric Orthotics

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 - providing orthotic services based on referrals from their paediatric physiotherapy team.

Back in 2016 we saw their first selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) case and regularly complete inpatient assessments as requested. We run monthly OSKAR clinics at our Kingston Gait Lab in conjunction with Elaine Owen, the world-renowned paediatric physiotherapist.

At LOC, we often work with children who present with rare, complex conditions and are able to produce effective treatments that aid rehabilitation and reduce pain due to the breadth and depth of our clinician’s expertise.

Our Bespoke Orthoses are designed to enhance function and mobility, provide structural support and reduce the effects of contractures and deformities as children grow.

We understand that your children develop their motor patterns and gait characteristics from an early age. Correctly prescribed and well-designed orthoses can play a vital role in aiding this development into later life. We aim to design orthoses and provide adjustments where possible to maximise their durability as your child grows and develops.

 

Paediatric Conditions Treated 

 

Cerebral Palsy

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

Hypermobility is the term used to describe the ability to move joints beyond the normal range of movement.

 

Pes Planovalgus (flat feet)

Pes planus is the loss of the medial longitudinal arch of the foot.

 

Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR)

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

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

Spina bifida is a birth defect of the neural tube, which is what eventually develops to form the spine and nervous system.

 

Transverse Myelitis

Transverse myelitis is a rare neurological disorder, with around 300 new cases of the disease recorded in the UK every year.

 

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