Our service is registered as an NDIS provider. You do not need to be an Austin Health patient to use our service - we accept referrals from the wider community, including private patients.
We work together with other members of your treatment team to support you to achieve your best possible level of function. Last year, we fit 3400 orthotic and prosthetic devices, 670 of which were custom made in our extensive purpose-built workshop at Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre.
Our interventions are evidence-based and our service is not affiliated with any medical device companies. technologically advanced and clinically relevant solutions for all of our clients.
Orthotic management involves the assessment for and fitting of orthoses - externally applied devices used to modify forces applied to the body. These may be for the purpose of improving mobility, reducing pain, fracture management, management of musculoskeletal weakness or alignment issues, pressure management and contracture management. Orthoses may be individually custom-made, customised, or fitted as prefabricated devices. Examples of the types of orthoses we prescribe and provide are:
Prosthetic management involves the assessment for and fitting of prostheses - individually designed and custom-made appliances aimed at restoring the function of the lost limb as much as possible. Different types of prosthetic management are required throughout the amputee rehabilitation process including removable rigid dressings, interim and definitive prostheses, education and gait training. We provide both upper and lower-limb prosthetic care.
Our clinical staff, work together with medical and allied health teams to prescribe, design and fit the most appropriate device to ensure you have the best functional outcome.