Private orthotic service London

Our private orthotics service at Guy’s and St Thomas’ provides expert led assessment, diagnosis and treatment for injuries and conditions affecting the joints, muscles and limbs in both adults and children.

Our specialist orthotist offers gait analysis and the application of custom orthotic devices to reduce pain, support and improve posture, function and mobility. They design, manufacture and provide a comprehensive range of orthoses including:

  • orthotic shoes
  • prescription insoles
  • ankle foot orthotics (AFOs)
  • callipers
  • braces/ spinal supports
  • upper limb orthoses
  • knee ankle foot orthoses (KAFOs).

What is orthotics?

Orthotics is a speciality involving the application of external devices (orthoses) to support patients suffering with nerve damage, muscle weakness or joint pain.

Orthotics focusses on the non surgical treatment of neuromuscular disorders and musculoskeletal conditions such as:

  • common musculoskeletal conditions including arthritic diseases
  • sports injuries
  • polio
  • stroke
  • multiple sclerosis
  • cerebral palsy.

Based at our dedicated outpatient facility, Westminster Bridge Consulting Rooms, conveniently located at the front of St Thomas’ in central London. Our orthotics service works closely with a number of other clinical specialties including diabetes care, elderly medicine, neurology, orthopaedics, paediatrics, stroke and trauma teams providing high quality, comprehensive care for all our patients.


Benefits of custom orthotics

Our specialist orthotic consultant will conduct an initial biomechanical assessment to get a full view of your bone, muscle and joint conditions and use this to engineer bespoke orthotics for you. An orthoses can encompass any part of the body, although the majority of work undertaken is concerned with the lower limbs such as knee, ankle and foot orthoses.

Orthoses have a variety of functions. Some of the potential benefits include:

  • reduce pain
  • protect joints
  • support weak muscles
  • improve mobility
  • redistribute weight in a limb
  • treat abnormal muscle tone
  • maintain function and alignment
  • correct limb deformity.

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