Orthotics

How can Novita’s orthotics team help your child?

Sometimes our bodies need help in supporting or correcting certain muscles and bone structures. External devices are commonly used to modify various characteristics of our muscles and bones. These devices are called orthoses. Orthoses are often used, for example, in shoes to help people with fallen arches or flat feet (pes planus).

The medical people who are primarily responsible for the diagnosis, prescription, manufacture and management of orthoses are called orthotists. Our Novita orthotics team consists of friendly, highly trained orthotists who work closely with you, your child and others in your support team such as family members and physiotherapists.

The first thing your Novita orthotist will do, is conduct an initial assessment to work out exactly what is needed for your child. From there, a fitting takes place, and then your orthoses are made.

Once your child receives their orthoses, we make sure that it fits correctly and then continues to do so, through follow up visits.

You might be interested to know that the proceeds from the sale of Novita orthoses stay within Novita, to further help people with disability.

 

When should your child see the Novita orthotics team?

Like so many other South Australian adults and children, you may need to see the Novita orthotics team for any of the following reasons:

  • disability management
  • specialised paediatric disability management
  • post- surgery rehabilitation
  • sports injury management
  • osteo / rheumatoid arthritis
  • foot pain
  • swelling control
  • spinal deformity

 

How do you get in touch with a Novita Orthotist?

You are very welcome to call Novita Children’s Services on 1300 NOVITA (1300 668 4820)