Orthotics

The Orthotics service is of benefit to clients with symptoms of back, hip, knee, foot pain

The Orthotics service at our hospital in Galway is of benefit to clients with symptoms of back, hip, knee, foot pain, biomechanical problems relating to sports and mal-alignment. From combining corrective orthotics with physiotherapy services, patients will be assisted in the correction alignment and aided in resolution of ongoing symptoms.

What is an Orthotic?

Prescription orthotics are custom made insoles for your footwear to correct your specific imbalances, and are specific to the individual.  Foot mal-alignment can contribute to injury (especially repetitive type stress injuries), whereas early intervention with orthotics can help to prevent this.

Consultation Process:

During the consultation process, the Orthotic consultant conducts a thorough patient assessment examination covering the following key points:

  • Detailed history of problem
  • Biomechanical assessment of lower extremity
  • Standing postural assessment
  • Digital gait analysis
  • Examination of foot function and mobility, statically and dynamically
  • Appropriate stretching/ Strengthening as deemed necessary

Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Arranging Appointments:

A referral letter is required to be sent from your GP by fax or post to the relevant consultant.

Your first appointment entails a full assessment and will take approximately one hour. For this assessment and all other appointments it is recommended to wear shorts/skirt for lower limb examination and to bring a selection of shoes that are normally worn.

Contact Information:

The Orthotics team in Galway can be contacted directly on 091-381932 ext 332, or by e-mail: bsgphysio@bonsecours.ie

The Orthotics Department is located in the Physiotherapy Department on the ground floor with easy wheelchair access.

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