The London Orthotic Consultancy
The London Orthotic Consultancy (LOC) is a private clinic that provides bespoke orthotic treatments for a wide range of adult and paediatric conditions. It was founded by four specialist clinicians who worked for a London hospital where they ran the Orthotic department which was highly regarded as an international centre of excellence in the field of Orthotics and Rehabilitation. The clinic in Kingston-upon-Thames opened in 2005.
LOC provides a comprehensive bespoke orthotic service for both children and adults and treats a wide range of child and adult medical conditions. Since 2008 we have held a weekly clinic at The Children’s Trust specialist centre in Tadworth . This provides the UK’s largest residential rehabilitation service for children with acquired brain injury.
In the last couple of years LOC has gained a reputation in the SDR community for its treatment and management of patients who have undergone this ground breaking surgery. A few hospitals in the UK, including The Portland Hospital, are now offering this surgical treatment and LOC has provided the bespoke AFOs for the first two of its patients. Bespoke Orthotics play a vital role in the rehab process for children following surgery as the child is really learning to walk properly for the first time and the prescribed orthotics need to balance the need to support weak musculature while maximising function and encouraging movement.
LOC often treats children who present with rare, mixed and complicated conditions. Because of the breadth and depth of our clinician’s expertise we can provide effective treatments that aid rehabilitation and reduce pain.
LOC manufactures the majority of orthoses it prescribes and fits itself. The primary advantage is quality control. The direct involvement of the clinician in the process means that quite subtle design requirements can be incorporated into the manufacturing process. This makes all the difference in terms of fit and comfort.
For an appointment or for more information contact 020 8974 9989 or e-mail info@LondonOrthotics.co.uk
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