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Exeter Mobility Centre (EMC) - Orthotics

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What we do

What is an Orthosis?

How do you get an appointment?

What happens on your first visit to the Exeter Mobility Centre (EMC)?

Will you need another visit?

Facilities available at the EMC

The Orthotic Liaison Group (OLG)

Clinics

 

What we do

The Orthotics department is involved in assessment, prescription, design, fitting, supply and repair of special devices and footwear applied externally and directly to the body to support, correct, compensate or accommodate for physical deformity or weakness, skeletal muscular or neuro muscular abnormalities. There are also orthosis that may be used to protect body segments. Our team of Orthotists specialises in paediatric, spinal and diabetic Orthotic treatment.

 

What is an Orthosis?

A brace or other device provided to protect parts of the body, assist in restoration or improvement of its function or movement and the relief of pain, such as insoles, special footwear and lower and upper limb devices.

 

How do you get an appointment?

For your first appointment you will need to be referred to the EMC by your GP or hospital consultant.

Once you are registered with the EMC Orthotics Department you yourself can request an appointment for a review of your orthosis requirements.

 

What happens on your first visit to the Exeter Mobility Centre (EMC)?

Your first visit will be for an initial assessment with a state registered professional clinician (orthotist).

 

The orthotist will:

If the orthosis is in stock you might be able to take it away with you.

 

If the orthosis needs to be ordered then a second appointment will be made before you leave EMC.

 

Will you need another visit?

You may need further appointments to ensure that the orthosis fits and functions correctly.

You may need appointments to help you learn how to take the orthosis on and off.

 

Facilities available at the EMC

The Orthotic Liaison Group (OLG)

The Orthotic Liaison Group (OLG) brings together patient representatives with a range of different needs and EMC staff. Further information about this group can be found on the notice board in the waiting area.

 

Clinics

Clinics are held at the:

Some of the Clinics are for multi-disciplinary assessment e.g. Neuro muscular and most School clinics.

 

 

Call 111 when its less than urgent