Musculoskeletal bracing solutions from head to toe

Helping you and your family live actively and independently.

For over 35 years we’ve been supporting Australians with a wide range of orthotic services. Whether recovering from a sports injury, managing diabetic complications, or living with a neuromuscular condition, our specialist orthotists can help you stay on the move.

 

Our mission is to empower you to live independently. We understand that sometimes life gets in the way and slows us down.

 

Our team are committed to understanding your needs, goals and ambitions and ensuring that we tailor orthotic prescription to your individual needs.

How we help with Orthotic needs

Personalised Care

We understand that each individual is unique! Our orthotists are dedicated to individualising our approach to your needs.

Advanced Outcomes

Product development is in our DNA! You’ll always have access to the latest orthotic technology to help you excel both now and in the future.

Experienced Team

Collectively, our national team of orthotists have hundreds of years’ experience providing complex bracing solutions for all ages.

Specialist Expertise

Our orthotists are tertiary qualified specialists in their field; backed by years of training, education and practical experience.

Frequently asked Orthotics questions

An orthotist is a healthcare professional who makes and fits braces and splints (orthoses) for people who need added support for body parts that have been weakened by injury, disease, or disorders of the nerves, muscles, or bones.

Orthotics are any external body brace or support which can can be used for the alignment of a joint, immobilisation of a body part or to change the weight distribution for parts of the body.

 

Sometimes they are referred to as an orthosis or in the plural, orthoses. A common misconception is that orthotics are just used within patient’s footwear – orthotics are applied to all areas of a patient’s body for corrective purposes.

No, Orthotists assess, manufacture and fit orthotics for the whole body. This includes feet, ankles, knees, hips, spinal, upper limb and cranial orthoses.

Not necessarily, but some health insurance companies may ask for a referral when you are claiming your Orthotics.

 

Feel free to call your local oapl clinic and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Preferably not. It is circumstantial in regard to whether you can continue to receive services from your original provider. If you can see the original company provider that is the preferred approach. However, if emergency modifications are necessary and you cannot see the original provider we are more than happy to assist.

Of course! We have metropolitan and regional clinics right across Australia. Usually we will be able to book you in with your closest clinic to meet your needs.

Yes. oapl clinicians are registered with the NDIS and are able to assist with all your orthotic needs. This includes providing written assessments, quotes, information for plan reviews, as well as providing the treatment you require.

oapl clinicians can see you in our clinic, in your home, or in some hospitals as required. There may be an extra fee if you prefer to be seen at home, but we always try to ensure you are seen at a time and location that is most convenient for you.

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