Orthotics Service - St Helens


Who we are
Orthotics is a specialist medical discipline in which external orthoses or braces/supports are designed and fitted to an individual to provide one or more of the following:
  • Correction or prevention of a physical deformity
  • Stabilisation of a joint or joints
  • Reduction of pain
  • Improvement in mobility or performance
  • Reduction in the risk of injury
  • Protection
Orthoses are used to treat many common medical conditions. They come in many shapes and sizes and may be mass produced items or made specifically for an individual.

The orthotist is responsible for the assessment and fitting of the braces and these include collars, spinal braces, knee braces, insoles and footwear.

Who is our service for?
The service is available for both adults and children who are registered with a St Helens or Knowsley GP.

How to access our service
Initial access is either via your GP or a St Helens & Knowsely Teaching Hospital consultant. Once you have been assessed & treated by the Orthotics service, you will be discharged but you can re-refer yourself to the service if you have any problems or require a replacement. Simply click on the 'self-refer to our service' button on the right side this page and fill in our simple online referral form. 

Who do we work in partnership with?
We work closely with the specialist diabetes and rheumatology outpatient departments at St Helens hospital. 

Satellite clinics are also held in the community working alongside the physiotherapists treating paediatrics.

Where else do we provide this service?
We also provide this service in Knowsley.

Related links
British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPO) - www.bapo.com


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Contact us
Orthotics Department
Ground floor, yellow zone
St Helens Hospital
Marshall Cross Road
St Helens
WA9 3DA

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