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Useful Information

Useful Information

This section contains useful Information and advice in regards to the services that we provide. Please browse through this information and if you have any further questions, please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us to speak to one of the team.

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Ankle Foot Orthosis

What happens when you have an Ankle Foot Orthoses Plaster Cast?
If you need to have a plaster cast for an Ankle Foot Orthoses then it can seem daunting. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Orthotics department.


Please use the following links for more information.

Use and care of your Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO) (PDF, 655Kb)

Insole

If you have been prescribed with insoles, please use the link below to download some useful information.

Insole Advice Leaflet (PDF, 360Kb)

Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis

If you have been prescribed with a Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO), please use the link below to download some useful information.

Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO) Leaflet (PDF, 141Kb)

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If you have been prescribed with a Knee Brace, please use the link below to download some useful information.

Knee Brace Leaflet (PDF, 363Kb)

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Repairs to Orthoses

Please keep your orthoses in good repair. If the orthosis you have been provided with breaks or becomes worn contact the department regarding its repair. For example, if you have received footwear you can drop them into the department to be re-soled as necessary, or to have Velcro straps replaced on splints or new covers on functional foot orthoses/insoles. Please ensure you label your devices when dropping them off. We will contact you when they are ready for collection. Please note, no orders can be placed for patients who have not been reviewed by the orthotics service within the last 12 months.

Please see our repairs service poster below for more information

Repairs Service Poster (PDF, 513Kb)

Do you want to know more? Do you want to talk?

The following document contains a list of Support Groups for some of the conditions that we manage here in Orthotics.

Support Groups (PDF, 249Kb)

In order to gain feedback from our service users, the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust uses The Friends and Family Test (FFT).

The Friends and Family Test is a feedback tool that supports the fundamental principle that people who use NHS services should have the opportunity to provide feedback on their experience. Feedback is extremely valuable and counts in shaping our future, helping us to meet our vision and values and helps us to identify any possible areas where our services could be improved.

You can view the latest results from the Orthotics Service Friends and Family Test below.

The Orthotics Service Friends and Family Test Results from July 2016 - January 2017 (PDF, 570Kb)

Footwear Adaptation Agreement Form (PDF, 91Kb)

This form must be signed by the patient/guardian for EVERY footwear adaptation carried out on the patient’s own footwear (not footwear supplied by the NHS).

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