Orthotics

Who we are

The PCH Orthotics Service provides orthoses (braces/splints) to children and young adults who require treatment for a wide range of neuromusculoskeletal conditions (relating to the nerves, muscles and bones) and/or management after surgery. 

Orthoses aim to:
  • offer support, correction and protection to the musculoskeletal system 
  • improve mobility, function and independence. 
The Orthotics Service is part of PCH’s Allied Health team.

Services we provide

Our skilled orthotists and technicians specialise in the assessment, prescription, design, manufacture, fit and review of orthoses.

We work alongside medical and nursing staff, and other allied health professionals, to ensure we provide patient-centred care using an evidence-based approach.

Referrals

We provide services for inpatients at PCH, as well as outpatients who have been referred from a clinical service within the Child and Adolescent Health Service.

Orthotics is a specialist Allied Health discipline combining knowledge of human anatomy, materials and engineering design to make orthoses used to modify your child’s movement and guide growth.

Some of these orthoses may be used to:

  • control limb or trunk alignment – often with the aim of preventing deformity
  • increase mobility
  • increase independence
  • protect and support recent surgery or injury
  • prevent painful movement.

At Perth Children's Hospital (PCH) we offer a wide variety of orthoses; either custom made or off the shelf. 

We accept referrals from doctors and therapists within PCH as well as Child Development Centre therapists – private referrals are not accepted. Children referred to us are assessed for their eligibility to receive treatment and then triaged to ensure all are seen within a suitable time frame.

Location

Our department is located on Level 4 in the Allied Health Suite, Clinic L.

Best lifts to use: Pink 

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Hours

Monday to Friday, 8.00am – 4.30pm.

Related links

  • Orthopaedics