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Orthotics

ORTHOTICS DEPARTMENT

Orthotics is a specialist medical discipline in which external orthoses or brace/supports are designed and fitted to provide one or more of the following:

  • Correction or prevention of physical deformity
  • Stabilisation of a joint or joints
  • Reduction of pain
  • Improvement in mobility or performance
  • Reduction in the risk of injury

Orthotics can be used to help a variety of conditions which affect the lower limbs including; neurological, vascular, diabetic complications, arthritis (RA, OA), sports injuries and generalised lower limb pain.

We specialise in the use of:

  • Insoles
  • Biomechanical foot orthoses,
  • Orthopaedic & diabetic footwear
  • Ankle foot orthoses (AFO’s)
  • Knee orthoses
  • Variety of other orthoses to assist in the treatment of adults and children who present with pain/discomfort or difficulty when walking

Children’s and adult’s outpatient clinics are held on a weekly basis in St Gabriel’s Centre where medical cardholders can be referred into the service following a standard GP referral letter. Nonmedical cardholders can self refer by phoning the Orthotics Department directly.

 
St.Gabriel’s School & Centre, Springfield Drive, Dooradoyle, Limerick, Ireland T: +353 61 302733 E: info@stgabriels.ie
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