Orthotics Service, Bedford Hospital

Orthotics is concerned with the design, development, fitting and manufacturing of orthoses, which are devices that support or correct musculoskeletal deformities and/or abnormalities of the human body. The aim is to enhance or maintain mobility and independence, enhance or maintain a patient’s quality of life or to slow any deterioration.

What does an orthotist do?

The orthotist designs and fit orthoses which provide support to parts of a patient’s body to compensate for paralysed muscles provide relief from pain or prevent orthopaedic deformities from progressing.

The appliances include bracing and splinting of different joints:

  • Knee, ankle or foot orthosis
  • Collars
  • Fabric supports
  • Footwear
  • Insoles
  • Knees braces
  • Splints
  • Wigs
  • Wrist supports

Who to contact

Telephone
01234 792254 01234 792254
Website
https://www.bedfordshirehospitals.nhs.uk/
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Hours of business

Tuesday: 8.30am to 3.45pm

Wednesday: 8.30pm to 3.45pm

Friday: 8.30am to 2.00pm

Where to go

Name
Bedford Hospital
Address
South Wing
Kempston Road
Bedford
Postcode
MK42 9DJ
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Availability

Referral required
Referral Details

By GP

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Last Updated

Last updated: 13/01/2022