Orthotics are medical and surgical devices to aid rehabilitation - e.g.:

  • Orthopaedic footwear
  • Insoles
  • Ankle, knee, hip, and spinal braces, etc

Patients are referred by a consultant (we do not accept GP referrals).

Existing patients

If you have not attended the department within the past year, you will be discharged and a GP letter will be required to confirm your condition has not changed.

Following any surgery or changes to your condition, a further review by a consultant will be required.


At Great Western Hospital


Orthotics: 9.00am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4.30pm (by appointment only).

Tuesday and Thursday

Device collection and drop-off service: 9.00am-12.30pm.

Drop-in session, no appointment necessary.

Collection and drop-off only, no clinical advice available.

We would recommend that you ring on the day to confirm there is a member of the team to see you.


Orthotics: 9am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4.30pm (by appointment only).

At Salt Way Centre

Second and fourth Wednesday of each month

Paediatric Orthotics:

  • 8.30am-9.30pm (emergency appointments only)
  • 9.30am-12.30pm and 1.00pm-4.30pm (children only, by appointment)


The main Orthotic clinics take place at the Great Western Hospital - Othopaedic Outpatients, ground floor 

A satellite paediatric clinic is also held at:

Paediatric Therapy Dept
Salt Way Centre
Pearl Road

Our staff

The team is made up of experienced staff and a British Association of Prothetists and Orthotists (BAPO) registered Orthotist.

They work as part of a wider team across the hospital and health care community, working closely with:

  • GPs
  • Consultants
  • Physiotherapists
  • Other health care professionals


Great Western Hospital

Tel: 01793 605089

Salt Way Centre

Tel: 01793 464246