Community orthotics children's clinics
(specialist children's orthotic service for Southwark residents)
|020 3049 7776
Mary Sheridan Centre for
(specialist children's orthotic service for Lambeth residents)
|9am - 4pm,
fortnightly on Thursdays
|020 3049 7776
For information about our adult clinics, please see the Guy's and St Thomas' website.
How to get an appointment
You must have a written referral from your child's hospital doctor, GP or NHS therapist.
Before your appointment
Please bring any orthotic devices your child has previously been provided with.
During your appointment
Your child's appointment will be with one of our state registered orthotists.
The orthotists are qualified professionals responsible for the assessment, prescription, design, manufacture and fitting of orthoses.
They work with medical staff, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation engineers, prosthetists and podiatrists. Consequently these professionals may be present during your child's appointment, if appropriate.
Appointments are for 30 minutes and may be longer for complex assessments.
We support student training and will always ask your permission for students to be present at your child's appointment.
After your appointment
The orthotist will give you and your child guidance on the orthosis and how to look after it.
Reviews of the orthosis will be arranged as and when they are needed.
Your orthotist may liaise with whoever referred your child, to let them know how they are progressing.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call 020 3049 7776.