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Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

What is Orthotics?

Orthotics is a service that provides devices called orthoses (also called braces and splints). These are given to help to prevent, correct or accommodate a deformity and/or improve function. This can be as a result of an injury, disorder or due to the way our bodies alter as we get older.

Orthoses fall into one of the following groups:

  • Shoes and insoles
  • Calipers and splints
  • Knee braces
  • Back supports
  • Wrist braces
  • Compression Stockings
  • Collars
  • Hip supports
  • Shoulder supports
  • Ankle supports