Our Orthotics team includes 20 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 Orthotic clinic see "Orthotic Locations" below.
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.
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:
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.
Information for Adults
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.
Information for Children and Young People
If you are under 16 years old and live in the Clyde area which includes RAH, IRH and Vale of Leven hospitals you can request an appointment by calling the number 0141 347 8909
If you are under 16 years old and live in the Glasgow area you should contact the Orthotic Department at the Royal Hospital for Children directly if you would like an appointment on 0141 452 4651 or email [email protected]
Due to COVID 19 restrictions NHSGGC Orthotic Service continues to carry out initial appointments by telephone and video call where possible to protect patients and staff .
🔵 Video consultations (Near Me) may also be used for follow up
🔵 Face to face appointments are being arranged if a virtual appointment is not the right type of appointment for you.
If you have been offered a 'Near Me' Video consultation, you can access our Virtual waiting area by clicking on the link below
or type in the following URL