The London Orthotic Consultancy(LOC) has unrivalled expertise
in treating children with complex 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. We also work closely with the Portland
Hospital - the UK's largest private children's hospital - receiving referrals
from their paediatric physiotherapy team.
LOC has developed a reputation in the SDR community for its treatment
and management of patients who have undergone this ground-breaking surgery.We
feel that SDR offers cerebral palsy patients an opportunity for rehabilitation.
It is the first step on a long road of treatment. In our experience, the
improvements can be dramatic. Orthotics play a vital part in the rehab
process. We feel that the alignment of the body needs special attention
to allow the physiotherapy, personal training or just the child’s continued
mobility to have a significant effect. Gait training and patterning is
also essential. Learning patterns of movement at this stage can pay dividends
in the future.
We run a twice monthly clinic in our newly-opened Gait Laboratory, in
conjunction with the world renowned physiotherapist Elaine Owen MBE MSc
SRP MCSP. Elaine has spent her career in the NHS working with children
with movement disorders, and for the last 20 years she has used a gait
laboratory to analyse children’s walking, optimise orthosis designs and
set physiotherapy programmes. One of her many achievements has been to
develop a comprehensive method of assessment, prescription and fine tuning
of lower limb orthoses.
Since opening in 2005 LOC has considerably expanded its own manufacturing
capabilities so that we now manufacture the majority of orthoses we fit.
The primary advantage is quality control. LOC's experienced Orthotists
oversee the manufacture of each individual orthosis. This direct involvement
means that quite subtle design requirements can be incorporated into the
manufacturing process. This in turn can make all the difference in terms
of fit and comfort.
For more information:
info@LondonOrthotics.co.uk or phone 020 8974 9989
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