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The London Orthotic Consultancy
LOC is passionate about orthotics and their capabilities to improve lives. We are a private clinic that provides bespoke orthotic treatments for a wide range of adult and paediatric conditions. We search the world for the most innovative and evidenced based orthotic solutions.
Since 2015 we have been working with Elaine Owen, MBE, the world renowned physiotherapist and have established what we call our OSKAR (The Optimal Segmental Approach to Rehabilitation) clinic which specialises in the treatment of children with neurological conditions caused by such conditions as cerebral palsy and spina bifida. Impairments from Cerebral Palsy range in severity, usually in correlation to the degree of injury to the brain. The primary effects of Cerebral Palsy are impairments of muscle tone, motor functions, balance and posture.
At our OSKAR clinic we assess each child on the basis of the ICF guidelines which were approved as an internationally recognised standard by the World Health Assembly in 2001.It provides a framework within which our clinicians can measure and assess an individual`s physical functioning. Gait and walking patterns are assessed in our video vector Gait Laboratory. We can then set goals for the improvements we want to see with our orthotic treatments. Periodically we will objectively measure how we are doing against these goals, setting review dates that are appropriate for each child.
The OSKAR clinic is held in The London Orthotic Consultancy`s gait laboratory at our headquarters clinic in Kingston upon Thames. We have another OSKAR clinic at the University of Salford (one mile outside Manchester City Centre) using the teaching hospital`s Gait Laboratory.
We manufacture the majority of the bespoke orthotics we prescribe on site at our Kingston clinic. This means we have far more control over the design process. More control leads to better design, faster delivery and more reliable quality.
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