An orthosis is an externally applied device used to modify the structural and functional characteristics of the neuromuscular and skeletal system. These may include spinal braces, collars, specialist footwear, insoles, etc. The team in Salisbury provides a service to both hospital in-patients and out-patient clinics (including a satellite clinic in Shaftesbury), using orthotic devices as part of a patient’s overall treatment programme. We work in multi-disciplinary teams and run joint clinics with other departments, especially with the Children’s Unit, the Lower Limb Clinic in Rheumatology, the Diabetic Foot Clinic and the regional Spinal Treatment Centre. The on-site workshop allows us to adapt devices to give a more comfortable and better fit. The Moiré Fringe clinic, used to assess for back posture, spinal curvature and leg length difference, is also run within the Orthotics team.
Contact details: 01722-336262 Extn. 4175 (Orthotics Admin Office)
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Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.