Orthotics Service - St Helens


We've moved!
On Monday 22 March, this service moved and is now based at The O'Hanlon Centre at Peasley Cross Hospital, Marshalls Cross Road, St Helens, WA9 3DE. 

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
You will need to be referred to our service by either via your GP or consultat working at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospital. 

However, once you have been assessed, treated and discharged by the Orthotics service, you can re-refer yourself directly if you have any further problems or require a replacement. All you need to do is complete and submit our simple orthotics online referral form available on this page. 

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

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

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



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Contact us
Orthotics Department
The O'Hanlon Centre
Peasley Cross Hospital 
Marshall Cross Road
St Helens
WA9 3DE

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