About the service

The orthotics service provides artificial devices, such as splints and braces, with the intent to:

  • improve a person's independence and quality of life

  • support habilitation and rehabilitation

  • support a person's community participation

  • improve function or prevent and correct deformity (for people with nervous or musculoskeletal system conditions)

  • immobilise damaged joints or muscles

  • aid healing

  • promote venous return and lymphatic flow (blood circulation)



  • assessment by the orthotist

  • measurement and casting for orthosis (devices such as splints or braces)

  • production, provision, repair and maintenance of orthosis

  • fitting and training in the use of orthosis

  • review of orthosis


Referral process

Referrals are required from your general practitioner (doctor), hospital specialist or associated health professional.