We provide external supports and assistive devices to disabled and/or injured people for the treatment of disease, trauma or congenital disorders.
What we do
The Alfred Orthotic Department consists of clinicians and allied health assistants who are responsible for a clinical assessment and evaluation leading to the custom designing, development and fitting of an Orthosis.
Orthotists have very close links to the surgical and medical units within the Alfred, including areas such as Trauma, Orthopaedics, Neurosurgery, Plastics and Rheumatology. Our expertise ranges from those requiring custom foot orthoses, custom spinal orthoses and knee braces.
We also work closely with Prosthetics Caulfield Hospital.
Who we care for
We care for:
- inpatients at all three hospital sites
- outpatients who have been referred from a clinical service within Alfred Health
How to access this service
No external referrals accepted
You can only access this service when you are staying in hospital or if you have been referred by an Alfred Health clinician.
ResourcesAll patient resources
Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association
description of orthotics and prosthetics
The Australian Orthotic & Prosthetic Association - Management in diabetic foot disease
The Australian Orthotic & Prosthetic Association - Management in stroke
The Australian Orthotic & Prosthetic Association - orthitics support in neuromuscular conditions
The Australian Orthotic & Prosthetic Association - Pressure offloading
The Australian Orthotic & Prosthetic Association - Accessing NDIS