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Halo provide a range of services to NHS, and private patients. The service includes the provision of high quality and experienced clinicians, and a manufacturing and product portfolio to cover all aspects of treatment.
We at Halo tailor every consultation to the needs of the individual considering all circumstances and setting realistic goals.
Our Orthotists work within NHS Hospitals and in a private setting to supply devices that support the body, encourage active lifestyles, and reduce pain or pathological developments. Halo use a combination of made to measure and off the shelf devices to ensure optimum treatment and comfort. Digital scanning and computer aided manufacture of insoles and braces ensures that our Orthoses are manufactured to a high degree of accuracy.
From footwear and insoles to made to measure orthotic bracing and spinal supports, our clinicians have the experience to care for all age groups from paediatrics right through the age ranges to people with arthritic and diabetic pathologies as well us more common issues like. Plantar fasciitis, Metatarsalgia, Heel pain, Flat feet (Pronation) amongst other conditions
Orthotics is the science and practice of assessing, measuring, and fitting of orthoses to assist weakened joints, realign joints, to support and reduce pain. The word orthotist comes from the latin root ‘Ortho’ which means to straighten. Orthotists look after people whose body doesn’t work properly. They may have a genetic condition, arthritis or recently had an injury which has resulted in a fracture to a bone. Orthotists may provide an orthosis which can help someone walk better, realign their body part to reduce force or allow an injury to heal. Prosthetist/ orthotist are the smallest allied health professional group. Currently there are 1028 registered to work in the UK. The discipline covers prosthetist and orthotist and although some clinicians dual practice the majority focus on one speciality. Orthotists often work within hospitals or an outpatient department and can see babies from a couple of days old to adults in the 100s. The workload is varied and fast paced within clinic.
Orthotists are registered healthcare professionals, who use an orthosis to support, align, prevent or correct deformities and/or weaknesses in moveable parts of the body.
An Orthosis (pl. orthoses) is an externally applied device used to modify the structural or functional characteristics of the body.
Our team of orthotists, who mainly work in hospitals as part of a multi-disciplinary team, including Consultants, Physiotherapists and Podiatrists. Team members refer patients to the orthotist for assessment and treatment.
Our team of Orthotists maintains a training regime that ensures they are up to date with the latest technologies and treatments. This means that each patient can be provided with appropriate consultation, optimised outcomes, and appropriate plan. We have access to scanning in many of our clinics with measures for the effectiveness of chosen devices and treatments regimes. The Halo Medical clinical team consists of 13 registered orthotists and 2 limited orthotic practitioners. The team has a mix of experienced and graduate clinicians. This mix of experience gives the team a great opportunity to share outcomes and learn from each other.
Halo Medical have several clinicians who specialise in paediatric patient care, the team includes a diabetes specialist orthotist and a scoliosis specialist. All the members of the clinical team can spend time within our manufacturing facilities to build confidence and knowledge on the different manufacture techniques used by the technical team.
The clinical time meet twice a year for training and continued professional development update sessions- during these training sessions outside speakers come to share research and clinical and product information with the clinicians.
Contact Halo Medical directly if you would like further information about our business and services or would like to purchase some bespoke shoes, insoles or AFOs.
T: 01933 670950
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Halo Medical represents the best of bespoke orthoses manufacturing in the UK. With an outstanding clinical team, Halo Medical offers market leading service to its customers.
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