Prosthetists and orthotists complete specialised education in the clinical discipline of prosthetics and orthotics.
Orthotists assess, prescribe, apply specially designed and fitted orthosis (brace or appliance) to control biomechanical alignment, aid healing and rehabilitation, and improve mobility. Orthoses are devices that are applied externally to a part of the body. The most common orthoses are ankle, foot and knee orthoses, fracture orthoses and spinal orthoses.
Prosthetist manufacture individually designed artificial devices that replace missing body parts, such as artificial limbs.
Orthotists and prosthetists today are utilising evolving computer aided design and manufacture, sensor technology and software - such as Carbosan and Pro-Shox. Advancing technology enables professionals in the field to create amazing devices such as 'energy storing foot', microprocessor controlled knee and bionic hand.
Orthotists and prosthetists in Australia are represented by the Australian Orthotic and Prostetic Association.
This category lists patient care facilities, professionals in private practice and suppliers that manufacture, distribute, design, fabricate, fit, and supervise the use of orthoses and prostheses.
Orthotic and prosthetic services and devices in Australia are funded by selected private health insurance options. Government assistance schemes are also available in certain circumstances.
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Prahran, VIC 3181Consulting in Prahran, Mitcham, Knox Hospital Private Consulting Rooms, Cranbourne, Bentley East and Mount Waverley.
SOS Orthopaedic Services
Fyshwick, ACT 2609Scooters, wheelchairs, walking aids, patient hoists, daily living utensils, sports braces, bathroom and toilet aids, customised products, medical equipment and furniture.
Carnegie, VIC 3163Specialists in foot assessments!
- Manufacture & fitting of custom-made foot orthotics, using the most advanced 3D laser scanning and CAD design technology available
- Specialising in softer orthotic materials
- Bracing for the knee, ankle, shoulder, wrist & hand
- Compression garments
- Fracture casting (Fiberglass and Plaster) & splinting
agents for Comfort & Fit
Wembley, WA 6014Perth Surgical Shoemakers & Wembley Shoes (Comfort and Fitagents) give you access to the widest range of surgical grade and comfort/orthotic-friendly footwear in WA. We also manufacture custom-made surgical grade footwear, custom moulded accommodative orthotic insoles, Caliper (AFOs) and provide modifications to footwear by highly qualified surgical boot makers.
Townsville and District Health Service
Kirwan, QLD 4817Prosthetics manufacture and repair.
Townsville Hospital Amputee Clinic: 07 4433 2620
Northmead, NSW 2152
Cabramatta, NSW 2166
For children and adults
Chermside, QLD 4032Orthotic Solutions provides Prosthetic / Artificial Limbs to both upper and lower limb amputees. We have specialised services for both children and adults. We cater to all activity levels and prosthetic needs, from functional limbs, through to advanced bionic prosthetic systems. We have several clinic locations: Brisbane's NORTHSIDE, SOUTHSIDE, REDCLIFFE PENINSULA & SUNSHINE COAST
Specialising in foot and ankle pain and
treatment of upper limb and lower limb fractures
Malvern, VIC 3144Orthotics Plus was established in 2012 by Kate Perlstein. Orthotics Plus specialises in the treatment of foot and ankle pain using custom made foot orthotics, as well as treatment of fractures for the upper and lower limbs using fibreglass casts and custom made plastic splints.
Broadmeadow, NSW 2292Prosthetics for adults and children.