Orthotics services provide specialist equipment to aid movement, correct deformities, heal injuries, and reduce pain and discomfort. 

We provide a wide range of orthotic devices including footwear, functional foot orthoses, insoles, ankle foot orthoses, full length callipers, upper limb, spinal, head and neck, abdominal supports and hosiery. We can also arrange for the supply of NHS wigs to those who require them.

We see and treat patients of all ages from all clinical areas including:

  • Orthopaedics 
  • Neurology
  • Rheumatology 
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Health Care for Older People
  • Paediatrics including Neurology, Orthopaedics and Child Development
  • Sports Injuries

Patients are referred by their GP or consultant. 

We can assess for and provide one of several devices that are subject to a NHS prescription charge.

These include:

compression hosiery – standard prescription rate, paid per stocking
fabric supports – higher prescription rate, paid per support
wigs – wig rate, variable depending on type

If you are due to be assessed for a device which needs a prescription charge, this will be made clear in your appointment letter.

Orthotics Department
Junction 3, C Level
Rotherham Hospital

Email: rgh-tr.rftorthotics@nhs.net
Telephone: 01709 424385

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  • Page last reviewed: 9 August 2023
  • Next review due: 9 August 2024