The orthotics service provides artificial devices, such as splints and braces, with 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).

Services include:

  • 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

The referral process

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