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London Orthotics Company

The London Orthotic Consultancy (LOC) is a private clinic that provides bespoke orthotic treatments for a wide range of adult and paediatric conditions. It was founded in 2004 and has its headquarters’ clinic in Kingston-upon-Thames.

LOC provides a comprehensive bespoke orthotic service for both children and adults and treats a wide range of medical conditions for both. LOC is passionate about orthotics and their capabilities to improve lives. LOC searches the world for the most innovative and evidence based orthotic solutions.

SDR Rehabilitation

In the last couple of years LOC has gained a reputation in the SDR community for its treatment and management of patients who have undergone this ground-breaking surgery. The Portland Hospital is one of the hospitals now offering this surgical treatment in the UK and LOC work closely with the paediatric physiotherapy team there and do regular ward rounds at the hospital’s children’s unit.

It is important to realise that surgery is the first step on a long road of treatment. In LOC’s experience, the improvements can be dramatic with the right kind of orthotic support. Bespoke Orthotics play a vital role in the rehab process for children following surgery as the child is really learning to walk properly for the first time.

Getting the right treatment is just as important for those CP children who have not had surgery. LOC specialises in treating children with lower limb neuromuscular conditions. Given the range of symptoms that CP children can present with, it is essential that your clinician has the experience and clinical expertise to prescribe the correct treatment and to fine tune any orthotics fitted to provide ongoing correction of a child’s gait where necessary, while protecting your child’s bones, joints and muscles while they are growing.

See how Orthotics can help children with Cerebral Palsy by finding out more about what LOC does and watching Emily’s story here

The Gait Laboratory

In January 2015 LOC opened its Video Vector Gait Laboratory at its headquarter clinic in Kingston, this uses sophisticated cameras that synchronise with a force measurement plate. The plate measures the force being applied to it during walking. Analysis of the resulting measurements allows our clinicians to optimise the accuracy of our orthotic prescriptions for lower limb orthotics so that:

  • The bones and joints of the lower leg are protected
  • The range of movement of the hip, knee and ankle are improved
  • a child’s gait is made as normal as possible

The image on the left shows an incorrectly positioned vector anterior to the knee which is causing a hyperextension force on the knee. The shank is aligned too vertically at this phase of the gait cycle (89.8degrees).

After fitting with an Ankle Foot Orthotic(AFO) vector is now correctly aligned in relation to the foot, knee and hip as shown in the image on the right. The AFO has brought the lower limb into correct alignment and at midstance the shank is now correctly positioned at 10 degrees to the vertical.

The Elaine Owen Clinic

In addition LOC runs a monthly clinic in conjunction with the world renowned physiotherapist Elaine Owen MBE MSc SRP MCSP. Elaine has spent her life working with children with movement disorders. One of her many achievements has been to develop a comprehensive clinical method of assessment, prescription and fine tuning of lower limb orthoses. Her methods are now the gold standard for designing, aligning and fine tuning lower limb orthoses.

In-House Manufacturing

LOC manufactures the majority of orthoses it prescribes and fits itself. The primary advantage is quality control. The direct involvement of the clinician in the process means that quite subtle design requirements can be incorporated into the manufacturing process. This makes all the difference in terms of fit and comfort.

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