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Orthotic community service

Providing artificial aids that support and correct unstable or painful joints

Coronavirus: orthotic community service

Due to increased demand on the hospital due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we are having to make significant changes to our services which may require cancellation of appointments.

Patients

We are attempting to contact all patients with a future scheduled appointment. In some cases we are changing appointments to a telephone consultation. Some appointments may be cancelled without a future date being arranged. If we cancel your appointment you will remain on our waiting list and we will contact you in due course.

If you have not heard from us within three days of your scheduled appointment please email gst.tr-gsttorthoticreferrals@nhs.net.

If you are unable to use email or your query is urgent, please call 020 3049 7776.

Our phone lines may be busy and there may be a wait for your call to be answered.

If you are an existing patient who has previously been seen in our service and need advice from the clinical team please call or email us.

See our frequently asked questions for further information.

GPs

We are doing everything we can to support GPs and your patients during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If you need advice from our clinical team please contact us via phone or email.


About us

Our community orthotic service provides a range of orthoses (artificial aids that support/correct unstable and/or painful joints) including:

    • footwear
    • insoles
    • ankle foot orthoses
    • knee braces
    • spinal braces/supports
    • upper limb orthoses
    • compression garments
    • custom-made orthoses.

What are orthotics used for?

Orthotics are frequently used in people with:

    • arthritis
    • diabetes
    • stroke
    • cerebral palsy
    • spina bifida
    • polio
    • foot deformities
    • sporting injuries 
    • carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)
    • back pain/injuries
    • pregnancy.

Our service

We are primarily located at the Bowley Close Rehabilitation Centre. We work closely with the amputee rehabilitation service and the wheelchair specialist seating service, which are located on the same site.

Our service is linked with the diabetic foot clinic, the Frank Cooksey Rehabilitation Unit and neuro-rehabilitation team, all at King's College Hospital.

We also have close links with Sunshine House Child Development Centre, Mary Sheridan Centre for Child Health.

 
 

Coronavirus

Please visit the main Trust coronavirus (COVID-19) page for more information.

Contacts

Tel: 020 3049 7776