Our vision is a world where human movement has no limits.
Our mission is to deliver innovative prosthetic and orthotic services that empower you to do more and make our vision a reality
It all started back in 1986 with a small orthotic clinic in Fitzroy, Victoria. Our inspiration has always been our amazing clients, and helping you move without limitations.
In 1991, we began developing our own bracing range to help fill gaps in the market. As we grew, so to did our reach, and before long we expanded our orthotic service into regional Victoria with our Bendigo clinic.
Over the past 35 years we’ve now grown into the largest provider of prosthetics and orthotics in Australia. We’ve had the privilege of assisting thousands of Australians recover from a fracture, run for the first time as an amputee, or continue walking with confidence as they grow older.
Our core passion remains the same. Helping you live active, independent, fulfilling lifestyles.
How seven brands merged into one
Over the past 35 years, we’ve had a number of wonderful organisations and people help become the oapl we know today.
Over 50 years helping Australians get back into life
Orthopaedic Appliances, an orthotic clinical services business, is formed following the acquisition from E.R. Squibb. The business is located at 93-97 Webb St, Fitzroy Victoria.
Entry into the Australian Pharmacy Market
Tri-Point marketing (a pharmacy brokerage) is established with Peter Gowans and Richard Holyman, marking the business’s push into the pharmacy market.
Prosthetic Clinical Services
Orthopaedic Techniques Pty Ltd, a prosthetic clinic in Victoria, is acquired and marks the business’s entry into prosthetic clinical services.
Prosthetic & Orthotic Distribution
The business begins to focus on wholesale distribution opportunities into the prosthetic and orthotic market.
Bendigo Clinic Expansion
The business partners with Andrew Cox and Stuart Michael from Central Vic P&O to form oapl Bendigo.
History is Made!
Orthopaedic Appliances, in conjunction with Winsome Hosiery, launches the first Australian made anti-embolism stocking in the healthcare market.
On the move
The business relocates its distribution operation to Ricketts Rd, Mount Waverley, Victoria.
Winsome Hosiery Acqusition
The business acquires Winsome Hosiery due to the success of the anti-embolism stocking program.
Expansion into Western Australia
The business acquires 50% ownership of Fremantle Orthotic Services, expanding our clinical network into Western Australia.
On the move again
The business relocates its head office, distribution hub and hosiery mill to 55 Tinning St, Brunswick, Victoria.
Pacific Health, a podiatry products distributor in Victoria is acquired, marking the business’s entry into the podiatry market.
oapl is Born
The business is now known as oapl (a contraction of Orthopaedic Appliances) and the logo is updated.
Orthopaedic Techniques becomes oapl
Orthopaedic Techniques’ operations have now merged into oapl.
Expansion into Queensland
The business acquires Goodwill Orthopaedics, expanding its clinical network into Queensland.
On the move again
The business relocates its head office and distribution hub to 29 South Corporate Ave, Rowville, Victoria.
oapl Hervey Bay
oapl expands its Queensland clinical services establishing a clinic in Hervey Bay, Queensland.
Expansion into New South Wales
Appliance & Limb Centre (ALC), a prosthetics clinic in New South Wales is acquired, expanding our clinical network into New South Wales.
oapl Joins the OPED Family
OPED AG expands its Australian presence through the acquisition of oapl and its joint ventures.
Clinics in Fitzroy and Footscray are combined into a new facility at 159 Epsom Rd, Flemington, Victoria. This becomes oapl’s flagship clinic in Melbourne.
oapl Carrum Downs
The Frankston clinic is relocated to a new facility at 113a Hall Rd, Carrum Downs, Victoria.
OPED Australia is Born
After OPED acquires OPC Health in 2019, oapl and OPC Health’s operations merge into a new facility at 26-32 Clayton Rd, Clayton. This sees the migration of oapl’s distribution business to OPC Health.
The brilliant team behind oapl
We’re fortunate to have some of the most experienced, talented prosthetic and orthotic professionals in the country!