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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.



You will have heard of arrangements which have been put in place to meet the high demands on the National Health Service from Coronavirus. As part of contingency planning to manage the Coronavirus outbreak it has been necessary to make cancellations to a range of our services.

If you were due to attend an appointment with Orthotics this will have been cancelled until we are able to resume normal service.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience to you, we will reschedule your appointment or advise of alternative arrangements as soon as we can.

If you have been referred for a new assessment with Orthotics you will be added to our waiting list and we will call you to ask if we can help you in any way while our appointments are on hold.

We know you will understand why we have had to take this action and please be assured we will be in touch with you again as soon as possible to advise of further arrangements.


If we have called you and you have been offered a 'Near Me' Video consultation, you can access our Virtual waiting area by clicking on the link below

'Orthotics Near Me' Waiting Area 



Welcome to the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Orthotics service information pages.

Our Orthotics team is made up of 16 Orthotists and we work across 8 hospital sites. We only see patients at the hospital; we do not have any clinics in the community. To find your closest Orthotics services see "Orthotic Locations" below.

Who are we?

Orthotists are Allied Health Care Professionals registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) who specialise in the assessment of the whole body for biomechanical problems and if appropriate may prescribe, measure, fit or review an Orthosis.

What do we do?

An Orthotist will assess tendons, ligaments, bones, joints, nerves and other structures and create a treatment plan in agreement with our patients in order to:

  • Improve your movement and strength
  • Help you to do more of your normal activities
  • Help you reduce or manage your pain
  • Help you to understand and manage your problem with our support

We can prescribe and supply Orthotic devices including prescription footwear, insoles, ankle foot orthoses, knee braces, wrist hand orthoses, pressure redistribution devices and spinal braces, but we can also give advice about what you can do to improve your own health and manage your condition.

How do you access our service?

You can ask your General Practitioner (GP) or any Healthcare Professional to send a referral to Orthotics for you.

If you prefer, you can Self-Refer to the Service by calling the following number 0141 347 8909

Ask for an appointment for Orthotics and give a short description of why you need an appointment.