A little bit about

Orthotic Treatments

Orthotics (or orthoses) are used to correct, support or accommodate a limb weakness or deficiency.


Foot orthoses (Orthotics, Insoles or Arch Supports) are devices that can be used to ease pain or increase stability of the foot and ankle.

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Prescribed for people who may struggle to get shop bought footwear to fit, or may need protection due to reduced sensation (Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis).

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Knee Braces

Knee braces can be used to reduce stress on a knee due to a recurrent strain, ligamentous injury or to reduce pressure on an arthritic knee joint.

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Ankle Foot Orthosis

AFO’s are prescribed for people who have an interference in the strength of the muscles that lift the foot up when walking or in the ability to control the muscles of the lower leg.

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Silicone Ankle Foot Orthosis

The SAFO© from Dorset Orthopaedic is a device used to counter the effects of foot drop by lifting the foot from the top of the foot and front of the ankle.

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With over 20 years of experience working in the field of orthotics you can be safe in the knowledge that our Orthotist will be able to help you.