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Paediatric Orthotics

oapl manufacture and supply custom and off-the-shelf orthoses to manage a wide range of childhood conditions

We can assist with conditions such as:
  • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH)
  • CTEV (Clubfeet/Club Foot)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Plagiocephaly/Brachycephaly
  • Scoliosis/Kyphosis
  • Knee Conditions
  • Foot and Ankle Conditions
  • Various Neuromuscular Conditions
  • and more…

Orthotic management for all childhood conditions

Helping your children run, jump and play through tailored orthotic solutions.

We understand it can be daunting when your child needs bracing at such a young age. Our team is dedicated to ensuring your family is supported through the entire process and that your child receives the best orthotic care available.


At oapl, we strive to provide your children with orthoses to support their goals and promote participation in the sports and activities that they love. We specialise in all upper and lower limb orthotic management and have the largest team of orthotists in Australia.


Whatever your child’s ambitions, our clinical team is here to make them a reality.

Benefits of Paediatric Orthotics with Oapl

What our clinics offer

We understand that children aren't just little adults and that they have their own unique requirements. We put your children first, giving them choice and control over the design of their orthoses.

Our specialities

oapl are specialists in providing a range of custom AFOs and KAFOs for various paediatric conditions.

How bracing helps

Bracing can help support normal development, heal broken bones and enable children to participate in sport.

The next level

oapl offers a range of innovative Functional Electrical Stimulation devices for children with neurological conditions.

It has always been a great pleasure seeing Keita. He has always provided best custom fit orthotics suitable for my daughter's needs.



We've been visiting oapl for 14 months. Megan is very patient with our daughter. It makes us happy seeing a clinician building that trust with her and at the same time being professional. Our experience with oapl has always been positive and pleasant.



Our daughter has Rett Syndrome and has been seeing oapl for 25 years. Maree was the first person to have (new material) AFOs made for her, our physiotherapist was impressed. We have found the staff friendly, helpful and their expertise is reassuring.



Liam has been working with my almost 4 year old son since he was a baby. Liam as a professional is kind and caring, but the whole service is incredibly responsive and nothing is ever too difficult. We have always felt in very safe hands. Thank you.



Our little girl was diagnosed with Club Foot at birth. Since her first set of Boots & Bar the staff have supported us with a warm smile and friendly approach. We're so greatful to have them in our corner and our little girl looks forward to every visit



I have been taking my daughter to Oapl in Clayton to see Carla and Denise for 7 years now and I have found them nothing but extremely helpful, professional and very supportive... I'm so happy with the service and would highly recommend them.



I can't thank Oapl enough. My toddler requires KAFOs and their support throughout this journey has been amazing. Staff have been kind, supportive and informative. Honestly, they have been amazing.



Frequently asked Paediatric Orthotics questions

AFO stands for Ankle Foot Orthosis and KAFO stands for Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis.


These braces come in a variety of materials and styles and are used to treat a wide range of conditions.

This is dependent on your child’s diagnosis but children generally wear AFOs whilst growing to manage their muscle length and walking pattern.

This will often be reassessed as a teenager or young adult.

Yes! We stock Mt Emey Kids shoes that accommodate AFOs. These are available in a wide range of colours and styles.

Helmet therapy for plagiocephaly can begin from 4 months of age.

It is recommended that Plagiocephaly helmet therapy should not begin past the 12 month mark.

On average, babies wear a hip dysplasia brace (commonly a Pavlik Harness) for 12 weeks. Your orthotist will be able to provide more specific information around timelines and the treatment of conditions like Hip Dysplasia.

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