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Orthotics Department

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The Orthotics department at RHC is the only Orthotics department in Scotland specialising solely in Paediatrics. The core treatment area is Greater Glasgow with many other patients originating from all over Scotland through both regional and national services.

The service is delivered through the Paediatric Orthotic Service Lead and highly specialised Paediatric Orthotists supported by a team of Paediatric Orthotic Rehabilitation Technicians and a Paediatric Orthotic Assistant and a Paediatric Orthotic Administrator.

The term Orthosis comes from the Greek orthós and means to make straight. The Prescription of Orthoses may range across the entire body treating multiple conditions and syndromes including Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Erbs Palsy, Hyper mobility, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Neuromuscular and Idiopathic Scoliosis, Chest Wall Deformity, Plastic surgery, Muscular Dystrophy, CTEV and various Syndromes.

The RHC Paediatric Orthotic Service is part of a Scottish National Service for both Chest Wall Deformity (Pectus Carinatum) and Spinal Deformity (Scoliosis).

Contact details

Clinic 12
Ground Floor
1345 Govan Road
Glasgow G51 4TF

Telephone: 0141 452 4651 (24hr answer machine available)

The Orthotics Department is open from 8.30am – 4.30pm (Monday to Friday).

Editorial Information

Last reviewed: 20 December 2022

Next review: 20 December 2025