Prosthetic solutions for an active and independent lifestyle

Specialising in advanced upper and lower limb prosthetics for all amputees.

Over the past 35 years, we’ve helped thousands of Australians living with limb difference to move with confidence and regain their independence. Having an amputation can be a traumatic and challenging experience; we understand that a prosthetic team you can rely on is key to achieving your goals and ambitions.

 

Whether you’re looking to walk more comfortably, or go for gold at the next Olympics, our aim is to build a lifelong relationship with you to achieve all that you want to achieve. Think of our team as your physical, emotional and mental support for you as an amputee.

 

The difference we can create in your life, for us, is what it’s all about.

How we help with Prosthetic needs

Personalised Care

We understand that each limb difference is unique! Our prosthetists are dedicated to individualising our approach to your needs.

Advanced Prosthetics

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

Experienced Team

Collectively, our national team of prosthetists have hundreds of years’ experience providing complex prosthetic services for all ages.

Specialist Expertise

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

Frequently asked Prosthetics questions

Prosthetics are artificial limbs fitted to patients who are missing all or part of their limbs. They can be in the form of upper (arm) or lower (leg) prostheses and are usually required for patients who have lost limbs through trauma, disease or congenital conditions.

A prosthesis is simply a device that is designed to replace part or all of a missing limb. Whether you want to wear a prosthesis or not is a personal choice and is entirely up to you. The best prostheses are those that help you regain your independence and empower you to live the way you want. Whether your goals are simply walking or running a marathon, there is a device we can tailor for your needs.

A Prosthetist has a Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics and is involved in the process of assessing, prescribing, fabricating, fitting and monitoring artificial upper and lower limb prosthetics for people with limb loss.

Not all prostheses are designed to be exposed to water. Generally, it is recommended you shower sitting down on a stool/chair. Some legs are specifically designed for water activities and showering so it is best to check with your prosthetist regarding the water capability of your leg.

Currently funding for prostheses can involve multiple government bodies (state and federal), health insurers and insurance agencies; as well as the NDIS.

The NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) is a new program designed to allow Australians with a permanent disability the opportunity to access a new funding model that is tailored to suit their needs.

 

To be eligible for NDIS funding you must:

 

  • Have a permanent impairment.
  • Be aged less than 65
  • Be an Australian citizen

For more information on the NDIS visit https://www.ndis.gov.au. Alternatively, oapl can help you with identifying funding options and assist with the application process.

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