Clinical assessment of your needs and the ‘Provision of Specialist Orthotist Services’ are:

  • Assessment for and fitting of advanced orthoses
  • Consultation and recommendations on client management
  • Completion of necessary documentation and client notes
  • Liaison with clinical / hospital staff
  • Outpatient, ward and department visits as required
  • Attendance at various DHB Clinics at multiple locations
  • Manufacture and fitting of custom orthotic consumables and/or footwear
  • Purchase and supply of standard ‘off the shelf’ orthotic consumables and/or footwear
  • Modification, repair and fitting of orthotic consumables and/or footwear
  • Normal business hour call outs
  • After normal business hour call outs for unstable spinal injuries only
  • Reviews / follow-up repairs and refurbishment


Who Is Responsible for What?


Assesses the patient and when appropriate, provides a ready to wear or custom made orthosis to the individual’s requirements.


The Physiotherapist will examine each individual and develop/implement a plan using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability where possible. In addition, Physiotherapists can develop fitness and wellness oriented programmes to aid each individual to increase mobility and live an active healthy life.

Occupational Therapist

The goal of the occupational therapist is to aid and enable the patient to participate in activities undertaken in everyday life.

Occupational Therapists achieve this by working with our patients to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they desire, need, or are expected to do. This may require modification of the occupation or the surrounds/environment to better support the occupational therapy engagement.

ACC Case Manager

Ensures that each patient's new limb is funded and assessed accordingly; and that there is capacity for the limb to be delivered in a timely manner.